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Contaminated Dutch eggs not imported to Macao this year

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) is aware of the food alert case from the Netherlands, which reported that residue of pesticide fipronil was detected in eggs produced in the country. According to the regulations of the authorities of the European Union, fipronil cannot be used in poultry in the food chain industry for humans.

According to the food safety information released by the Dutch authorities, no eggs produced in the Netherlands were imported to Macao so far this year. The IACM will continue to follow up and pay attention to the development of the issue and maintain liaison with the competent authorities and importers. Besides, it will also increase surveillance of eggs and poultry meat from the concerned place of origin, such as requirement for provision of more detailed health inspection information, so as to safeguard the food safety of Macao residents.