Fears carcasses sent from Belgium may have contained fipronil which has been found in contaminated eggs across EU

Samples from the carcasses of egg-laying hens are being tested for fipronil over fears that meat sent to Africa from Belgium may have been contaminated by the banned insecticide.

Meat from older chickens, who have spent a lifetime producing eggs, is not sold on the domestic market in any significant amount, but is frozen and shipped to Africa, in particular to the Democractic Republic of the Congo, a former Belgian colony.

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