Meantime, two people were arrested in connection to Europe’s latest food scandal on Thursday, Dutch prosecutors said.
A joint Belgian-Dutch task force raided eight poultry farms in the Netherlands this week, according to the Netherlands’ prosecution service, with two arrests made on individuals suspected of endangering public health.
Fipronil, which is banned by the EU’s food industry, had been linked to a Dutch supplier of cleaning products by authorities.
Millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves across Europe since the scandal was reported by poultry farms in July. However, some national regulators have expressed concern that other products with the fipronil contamination, such as cakes and biscuits, had still not been withdrawn from sale.
The U.K.’s Food Standard’s Agency (FSA) said Thursday that it estimated around 700,000 affected eggs from Dutch farms had been distributed to Britain.
While some products that used Dutch eggs have since been withdrawn from supermarket shelves in Britain, the FSA confessed that many of the items which included the toxic pesticide will now have been consumed.