Eggs produced on a farm with about 55,000 chickens from Cheorwon County, about 80 kilometers north of Seoul, Were positive for the presence of this product that has unleashed the alarm in the Asian country after doing so in Europe, said the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Affairs Rural authorities. P>
Ministry authorities have undertaken nationwide inspections of all holdings with more than 3,000 animals (which have been prohibited from producing Momentarily) after the presence of fipronil was detected in eggs from a Namyangju farm, near Seoul. P>
As part of this inspection, which will conclude on Thursday, Confirmed the presence of the insecticide Bifenthrin above the levels allowed in a farm with about 23,000 hens of the locality of Gwangju, also near the capital P>
South Korea has already had to stop the sale of eggs. P>
To restrict the sale of locally produced eggs due to the outbreak of bird flu detected in the country since 2016, forcing them to import from countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, The Netherlands, Thailand and Spain. P>
So far the South Korean government has not reported on the detection of fipronil in consignments imported from other countries. P>
This pesticide, banned for its Use in hens, has triggered the alarm in Europe after being known in Belgium and the Netherlands, and after contaminated products have been detected in 17 countries. P>
According to Fipronil poses a risk of intoxication "highly unlikely" for humans, who, at the highest levels detected in Belgium and the Netherlands, would have to consume Contaminated eggs throughout their life to suffer adverse effects.