Tonnes of tainted eggs sold in Denmark

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Twenty tonnes of insecticide-tainted eggs have been sold in Denmark, the country’s food safety authority says.

The boiled and peeled eggs were mainly sold to cafeterias, cafes and catering firms, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration said in a statement.

Denmark is the latest European country to discover eggs contaminated fipronil in its food chain.

The insecticide can damage people’s kidneys, liver and thyroid glands if eaten in large quantities.