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Thousands of eggs with Fipronil toxic, no recall in Taiwan?

Changhua County (Feb. 16, 2019)- The country might be in trouble after 27,000 kilograms of eggs had been tested with a fipronil toxic from insecticide. According to the data, a total of 27,636 kg of eggs were sold before Chinese new year in several breakfast stores and other retail stores in Taipei, New Taipei and other places in Northern part of Taiwan.

The FDA notified the Council of Agriculture only last night Friday. The delay in giving the information is due to the long holiday. The test result of the eggs exceeded the maximum limit of 0.01ppm. Which is harmful for human consumption which may cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, and epileptic seizures. and if being exposed for a long time this will result in damage to kidney, liver and thyroid gland.

What is Fipronil?
Fipronil is a broad-spectrum insecticide that belongs to the phenylpyrazole chemical family. Fipronil disrupts the insect central nervous system by blocking GABA-gated chloride channels and glutamate-gated chloride (GluCl) channels.

The origin of the eggs was from Changua's Shun Hung Poultry Farm in Changhua County, Taiwan. A dozen of eggs are now on hold in their farm and will undergo a series of test.


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