Testing for Fipronil in Egg and Egg Products.
Chicken eggs were found to contain fipronil and are distributed to 15 European Union countries, Switzerland, and Hong Kong. Approximately 700,000 eggs are thought to have reached shelves in the UK alone. Fipronil contaminated eggs may have been sold for a long time prior to the discovery of high levels. Fipronil was used in a remedy to destroy the poultry mite. The Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) of fipronil in eggs is set at the detection limit of 0.005 mg/kg within the European Union, as is outlined in Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 February 2005.
TUV India’s state-of-the art laboratories in Pune and Bengaluru provide a wide range of comprehensive high-end analytical services in the fields of farm, feed and agricultural produce, processed foods, food packaging, home & personal care products, pharmaceuticals, materials for REACH & RoHS. Equipped with some of the latest, technologically most advanced instruments and competent manpower, TUV India provides testing for Fipronil in Egg and Egg Products. Fipronil is a broad-spectrum insecticide and acaricide (to kill insects and mites). It is authorised in the EU for use in veterinary medicine to combat insects such as fleas, lice, ticks, cockroaches and mites in pets such as dogs and cats. Its use on food-producing animals (livestock) is not permitted. Fipronil is also approved as a biocide to be used as an insecticide against cockroaches, ants or termites. Its use on surfaces where food is prepared or on food producing animals is not permitted. Fipronil is also used as an active substance in plant protection products (pesticide) to control various soil insects; its use is restricted as a treatment on seeds to be sown in greenhouses.
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