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Egg scare costs Dutch poultry farmers 33 million euros

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:10 AM

The estimate does not include non farmers in the poultry sector nor does it take into account further losses in production by farms

SAFETY CHECK. Eggs wait to be tested for contamination by the insecticide fipronil at the Chemical veterinary examination office in Krefeld, western Germany on August 7, 2017. dpa / Marcel Kusch / dpa / AFP

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Asia

Aug 12, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Ministers and food safety chiefs from around the European Union are set to meet on September 26 in a bid to get countries to stop blaming and shaming each other over the scare involving the chemical fipronil

Belgium accuses Netherlands of tainted eggs cover-up

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:57 PM

UPDATED When a country like the Netherlands one of the world s biggest exporters of eggs does not pass on this kind of information that is a real problem says Belgium s Agriculture Minister Denis Ducarme

TAINTED EGGS SCANDAL. Belgium Minister of SMEs, Entrepreneurs, Agriculture and Social Integration Denis Ducarme speaks to journalists at a hearing of the parliamentary commission for agriculture and public health, at the Federal Parliament in Brussels, on August 9, 2017. Photo by Virginie Lefour/ Belga / AFP

DOH to equip 20,000 classrooms with dengue screens

Oct 10, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The health department records 92 807 dengue cases from January 1 to September 19

New insect repellent could mean goodbye to DEET

Oct 03, 2013 - 9:42 AM

Scientists at UC Riverside uncover 4 alternatives that may send DEET into retirement after 67 years

NEW REPELLENT SOON. A mosquito is bloated with blood as it inserts its stinger into human flesh in this undated file photo obtained from the US Department of Agriculture. AFP/USDA

Insecticide in meal that killed 23 Indian pupils

Jul 21, 2013 - 1:46 AM

Many of the 23 victims aged 4 to 12 from Gandaman village in Bihar are buried in a playing field adjacent to the primary school that served the free school lunch