Maldives Food and Drink Authority (MFDA) has suspended importing eggs from five countries.
In a statement released on Sunday, MFDA said they have suspended importing eggs from five European countries, including France, Belgium, Poland, Germany and Netherlands.
MFDA said the eggs imported from these countries were contaminated with ‘Fibronil pesticide’.
Fipronil, harmful to humans, is highly toxic and used as a pesticide to protect crops as well as in veterinary medicine to kill off fleas, lice, ticks, roaches and mites.
The statement also said MFDA is pulling back all batches to ensure safety of citizens.
They are also implementing special procedures to guarantee contaminated eggs don’t enter the country, the statement said.