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About 200,000 contaminated eggs have been eaten, says French agriculture ministry

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About 200,000 eggs contaminated with an insecticide have been eaten by French consumers, according to the French agriculture ministry on Friday.

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The first batch of about 200,000 eggs contaminated with Fipronil imported from the Netherlands and Belgium by two different egg-product manufacturing factories have been eaten, French Minister of Agriculture and Food Stephane Travert told reporters on Friday.

He said these eggs were sold between April 16 and May 2, but added there was little harm to the health of those who ate the eggs.

Affected supermarkets are recalling the second batch of about 48,000 contaminated eggs from Belgium sold between July 19 and 28. It remains unknown how many of them have been eaten.

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