Officials test for fipronil, a toxic anti-lice product that should not be used on animals destined for human consumption

Dutch officials are carrying out spot checks on chickens bred for meat over fears that they too have been treated with a toxic insecticide that has forced the recall of millions of eggs across northern Europe.

Scientists are looking for the presence of fipronil. It is a common ingredient in veterinary products for getting rid of lice but is banned from being used on animals destined for human consumption.

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