Fipronil is a broad-spectrum insecticide that belongs to the phenylpyrazole chemical family. Fipronil disrupts the insect central nervous system by blocking GABA-gated chloride channels and glutamate-gated chloride (GluCl) channels. The scandal over contaminated eggs in Germany is growing.

To protect their customers from the toxic Fipronil , the discounter Aldi has pulled all eggs from its stores. But what exactly is Fipronil ?

Fipronil is commonly used to get rid of fleas, lice and ticks but is banned by the . Fifteen EU countries as well as Hong Kong and Switzerland have received eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil , the European Commission says. The commission will hold a meeting with ministers and regulators on September. Its food safety chief has called countries to stop blaming and . Fipronil is an insecticide of the phenylpyrazoles class and an active ingredient of one of the popular ectoparasiticide veterinary products, Frontline. Frontline is commonly used on dogs and cats to kill fleas, and all stages of ticks ( brown dog ticks, American dog ticks, lone star ticks) which may carry Lyme disease, . Fipronil was first registered for use in the United States in .

The old collection of technical fact sheets will remain available in this archive, but they may contain out-of-date material. NPIC no longer has the capacity to consistently update them. To visit our general fact sheets, click here. The scare started in the Netherlands and Belgium and it is thought that Dutch disinfectant is at fault.

Millions of eggs have been removed from supermarket shelves across Europe after fears they could be contaminated with Fipronil. SAFETY SUMMARY of FIPRONIL for VETERINARY use in DOGS, CATS and CATTLE. RIVM provides background information to the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) about the toxicity of the substance fipronil and its possible health effects. This is general information about the substance itself, and the available information about possible short-term and long-term health . Fipronil is slow-acting which gives insects a chance to share the insecticide with eachother, which can kill entire colonies.

Brand Name Frontline, Frontline Top Spot, Frontline Plus. Type of Drug Parasiticide. Indications for Use Treatment and prevention of fleas, ticks, and chewing lice infestations in dogs and cats.

Store at room temperature. Aids in the control of sarcoptic mange in . Mattilsynet er informert om at Orkla Foods trekker tilbake forskjellige Idun dressinger etter spor av insektsmiddelet fipronil. Mengden fipronil i dressingene utgjør ingen helserisiko.

Tilbaketrekkingen viser at kvalitetsarbeidet hos Orkla Foods fungerer etter regelverket. In Australia, fipronil was . I forbindelse med fipronil -skandalen er flere millioner egg trukket tilbake fra butikker i hele Europa. Også i Norge er det avdekket produkter med innhold av innsektsmiddelet fipronil.

Disse inneholder produkter laget av egg i utlandet (f. eks. eggepulver eller andre bestanddeler av egg). Some even suggested fines for member states which .