Written Question: Implementation of the measures taken to prevent food contamination following the fipronil-tainted eggs scandal

(Source: European Parliament)

Date submitted: 21 April 2021

Priority question for written answer P-002159/2021/rev.1
to the Commission
Rule 138
Marco Zullo (Renew)

Following the misuse of fipronil-containing substances in a number of European laying poultry farms in July 2017, a range of measures were introduced to improve the safety of food products, as set out in Official Journal L261 of 14 October 2019(1) and Official Journal L277 of 29 October 2019(2).

In view of this, can the Commission answer the following questions:

  1. Have any further measures been taken?
  2. How effective have all the measures currently under way proven to date?
  3. Has any punitive action been taken against the authorities for their negligence in failing to spot the misuse and sound the alarm over the health risk to the general public?

(1) https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=OJ:L:2019:261:FULL&from=FR
(2) https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:L:2019:277:FULL&from=CS

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