Eggs contaminated with insecticide fipronil have been found across 15 European Union countries as well as Hong Kong and Switzerland, sparking a row over how long Belgian and Dutch authorities have known about the contamination.
Around 21,000 eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil were thought to have been imported into the United Kingdom, but the true figure has now been revealed to be much higher, at 700,000.
The Danish food administration have asked people to keep calm as they claim that eating the eggs bought by Danæg Products poses no risk in human consumption.
Fipronil is used to prevent fleas, ticks and lice infestations but is banned from use in food-producing animals.
The Veterinary Health Authority said in a statement that authorities discovered 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of eggs before they had reached supermarket shelves. So far, no one has reported falling sick from the tainted eggs.
The probe into insecticide-infested eggs in Europe is intensifying with company officials in the Netherlands being arrested for their suspected involvement in a scandal that has led to millions of eggs being pulled from shelves.
Most eggs imported into the United Kingdom are used by caterers, or are processed for food manufacturers and other businesses for use in products with eggs as an ingredient.
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It said: "Some of the products made from these eggs will have had a short shelf life and will have already been consumed, however, we identified some that were still within the expiry date".
The problem first surfaced earlier in August, when Aldi withdrew all its eggs from sale in Germany.
Fipronil can damage the kidney and liver if eaten in large quantities.
Van der Molen says the Dutch raids on Thursday are part of a joint action with Belgian authorities. Poultry farmers in the Netherlands have alleged that a substance that they bought from a Dutch-based farming company Chickfriend is what has caused introduced Fipronil into the eggs.
"The Dutch investigation focused on the Dutch company that allegedly used fipronil, a Belgian supplier as well as a Dutch company that colluded with the Belgian supplier", prosecutors said.
The FSA said investigations into the incident suggested it was "very unlikely" that the eggs posed a risk to public health as it released a list of processed products withdrawn in the United Kingdom "to ensure that consumers are protected".