UK-Contaminated Eggs/Recall

UK supermarkets recall contaminated egg products

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London, UK - Aug 11, 2017
1. UK's chain supermarket Waitrose
2. Eggs on shelves
3. Customer selecting eggs
4. Various of eggs with mark of red dragon
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Evgeny, London resident (no full name given, partially overlaid with shot 6):
"All of the eggs that came from the UK, that's what I've heard about. And some products they may have contained of some eggs may come from abroad. It's a little one, so I don't care."
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6. Various of newspaper coverage of contaminated eggs
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7. Pedestrians
8. Parking lot
9. Various of street scene, pedestrians
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Anna, Australian tourist (no full name given, partially overlaid with shot 11):
"So, when I saw the article in the paper today, I said to my husband 'well, I'm not eating eggs, again, while I'm here.' Because obviously it seems to me that most of the eggs are imported into England from Europe. So, you would hope that there's pretty good control, but maybe there's not, we don't know."
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11. Eggs
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12. Various of sandwiches on shelves

Storyline


Following British media's reporting that up to 700,000 contaminated eggs have entered the UK, several UK chain supermarkets have recalled contaminated egg products.

It is confirmed that the contaminated eggs, which contain the toxic substance Fipronil, have already entered 15 EU countries, as well as Switzerland and China's Hong Kong.

The official statistics from the UK's Egg Industry shows that the 700,000 contaminated eggs were imported between March to June, and they might already have been eaten by consumers as the expiration date of some of the eggs has passed.

Based on the investigation by the UK's Egg Industry, most contaminated eggs have already been made into salads or mayonnaise, which are being sold on the market.

In a famous UK chain supermarket, eggs of various brands and prices are still placed on the shelf.

However, all the eggs sold from the supermarket have a mark with a red lion on the packaging, which means all the eggs are produced in the UK, and they are safe to eat.

People in the UK have expressed their different opinions on the scandal. Evgeny, a London resident, said he does not worry about it at all.

"All of the eggs that came from the UK, that's what I've heard about. And some products they may have contained of some eggs may come from abroad. It's a little one, so I don't care," said Evgeny.

An Australian tourist named Anna said she has stopped eating eggs altogether.

"So, when I saw the article in the paper today, I said to my husband 'well, I'm not eating eggs, again, while I'm here.' Because obviously it seems to me that most of the eggs are imported into England from Europe. So, you would hope that there's pretty good control, but maybe there's not, we don't know," said Anna.

At the end of July, the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) announced that eggs in about 147 farms in the Netherlands were found to have contained the harmful substance Fipronil and listed codes of eggs for consumers to check. According to its announcement, the eggs pose health hazards to adults, and those from 59 farms pose health risks to children.





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  • ID : 8058191
  • Published : 2017-08-12 21:49
  • Last Modified : 2017-08-12 23:38:21
  • Location : London,United Kingdom
  • Category : health
  • Duration : 1'32
  • Audio Language : English/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 3
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