Belgian’s Malmedy Town Cooks Giant Omelette With 10,000 Eggs Amidst Europe’s Egg Scare

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Belgian’s Malmedy Town Cooks Giant Omelette With 10,000 Eggs Amidst Europe’s Egg Scare

On Tuesday amid the egg scare, the town cooked 10,000 eggs in four meters wide pan for the whole community.

A Belgian town did not let the egg contamination scare stop their 22-year-old tradition of making a giant omelette. On Tuesday amid the egg scare, the town cooked 10,000 eggs in four meters wide pan for the whole community. Following the fipronil insecticide scare, millions of chicken eggs were pulled out of European supermarket. As per reports, fipronil is forbidden in the food chain and can also result in organ damage in humans. It was then served with huge wooden utensils season with bacon and green onions to hungry people. It is an annual event that takes place in the town of Malmedy which was celebrated on a larger scale this year. It is a predominantly French-speaking town in south-eastern Belgium

Several European countries had reported about receiving eggs and egg products contaminated by the pesticide. In all 18 countries reported have found traces of fipronil insecticide in eggs. However, food safety officials say the fipronil traces found in eggs are too tiny to cause harm to people. Also, the chemical, which kills lice, is banned in the food chain. Food safety officials say the fipronil traces found in eggs are too tiny to harm people. Suspecting infestation of the chemical, millions of eggs were destroyed and suspect batched were removed from the supermarket. Some 180 poultry farms have been temporarily shut following the scare. California creates Guinness World Records for world’s longest pizza leaving Italy behind (Watch Video)

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The event co-founder Benedicte Mathy said that organisers verified the sourcing for all the eggs used and deemed them fit for human consumption. While no one reportedly fell sick after consuming the eggs, several Dutch and Belgian poultry producers are under investigation. As per reports, the insecticide entered the food chain in Netherlands, which is one of Europe’s biggest egg producers. (Edited by Nithya Nair)