Organic eggs are pictured at the organic farm "Ziethener Oekohof Bolle" on January 11, 2010 in Ziethen, some 80 kilometers north of Berlin. Demand for organically produced eggs in Germany has shot up, experts and retailers said  on January 11, with shortages feared as consumers shun battery-farmed goods in the wake of a dioxin scandal. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

New questions are being raised over the contamination of eggs with insecticide in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, with Belgium admitting it knew about the problem in June, a month before it became public. Officials say details were not released because a fraud case had been launched. Katrien Stragier, a spokeswoman for the Belgian Federal Food Agency, told local television: “We’ve known since the beginning of June there’s a problem in the poultry industry with Fipronil.”

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