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Fipronil in Eggs in Other EU Countries Update

Saturday, 5 August 2017

The FSAI is aware that traces of Fipronil have been found in eggs in other EU countries, however there is no indication of distribution of the implicated products to the Republic of Ireland.  Fipronil is an insecticide used to combat insects such as fleas, lice, ticks, cockroaches and mites.  It is not permitted for use on food-producing animals (livestock).

The FSAI is continuing to follow this issue.