Hold and test imported German eggs and poultry (Refer to updated position on 10.3.2011)
|Source of Information||
Centre for Food Safety (CFS)
Eggs and poultry
|Product Name and Description||
German eggs and poultry
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
The German authorities reported detection of dioxin in some eggs and poultry produced in Germany and has already suspended food export from affected farms/processing plants.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
hold all imported German eggs and poultry for testing of dioxin as a precautionary measure. All concerned products will only be released into the market after test results are confirmed to be satisfactory.
|Advice to the Trade||
Suspend sale of German eggs and poultry until satisfactory test results are confirmed by the CFS.
|Advice to Consumers||
Based on the levels of dioxin detected by the German authority, there is no immediate health concern for people consuming the affected products over a relatively short period of time.
As a precautionary measure, CFS advises members of the public not to consume German eggs and poultry at the moment until test results are known. If consumers find the affected products in the market, they should call 1823 and the CFS will take follow up actions.
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department