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Fipronil in eggs

Supermarkets and warehouses are removing millions of eggs from sale in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, after tests have shown that some are contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil.

Fipronil is primarily used as a veterinary medicine to kill off fleas, ticks, mites & other insects and can also be used to protect crops. In Europe, it is banned from use in animals that will enter the food chain, due to its toxicity and potential link to organ damage if large amounts are consumed. There is particular concern over the toxicity of fipronil-desulfinyl, an environmental breakdown product of the insecticide.

LGC can help you test for fipronil, fipronil-desulfinyl and other related materials with our extensive range of neat and solution reference materials.



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