EU parliament: Fipronil in eggs: EU needs faster information exchange

The EU must improve information-sharing on food safety risks and sanction fraudulent pesticide producers, Agriculture MEPs said in a debate on 31 August.

In a debate on the contamination of eggs with the insecticide Fipronil, many MEPs criticised national authorities for delays in notifying the EU’s Rapid alert system for food and feed (RASFF) and called for the information-sharing system to be improved. Some even suggested fines for member states which fail to share crucial food safety information, while others called for truly dissuasive sanctions for fraudulent producers or suppliers of pest-control products.

Pressemitteilung Europäisches Parlament