Friday, 7 January 2011

Kensey Foods caught up in German egg scare

Kensey Foods, one of the biggest businesses in Launceston has been caught up in the scare over eggs from Germany, some of which have been contaminated with dioxins. The affected eggs were mixed with uncontaminated eggs in Belgium before being brought into the UK.

Kensey Foods makes a range of products for some of the major supermarkets in the UK but the advice is that that there is no danger to health. Dioxins are poisonous to humans, but only when a large quantity builds up in the body over time. If you have eaten any of the products which may have been affected, then there is no need to be concerned.

The Food Standards Agency - which looks after the safety of food products sold in the UK said:

"There is no food safety risk from eating these products. The majority of products will have been sold and most have passed their 'use by' or 'best before' dates. Supermarkets are removing the small amount of products that are still in date."

This is clearly a difficult time for the staff at Kensey Foods. I am sure that they will take any action that is needed to make sure that all of their products are as safe as possible and they have my full support.

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