BELGIUM, August 9, 2017 - Millions of eggs are being recalled in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany after they have been found to be contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil. 

The product, used by Dutch egg producers as part of a mix that cleans, sanitizes, and kills fleas and other insects, was found in sufficient levels to cause at least 180 poultry farms in the Netherlands to be closed. Dutch authorities announced Tuesday they had started testing chicken meat coming from affected poultry farms to determine whether it was also contaminated. The World Health Organization (WHO) says Fipronil can damage the liver, kidneys, and thyroid gland, but only if ingested in large amounts.