It is a scary thought that toxic insecticides could end up in the food we eat.
In this case, however, it seems any risk is low - It is useful to be aware of the risk but it appears there is no need to take any drastic steps to avoid eating eggs.
A very small number of eggs contaminated with toxic insecticide reached the UK earlier this year. The UK's Food Standards Agency say the risk to the public is very low. The agency is "urgently investigating" the issue, but to the best of their knowledge, the affected products are no longer on shelves. It says there is no need for people in Britain to avoid eating eggs and any potential exposure is unlikely to harm. The FSA said: "Our risk assessment indicates that as part of a normal healthy diet this low level of potential exposure is unlikely to be a risk to public health and there is no need for consumers to be concerned. "Our advice is that there is no need for people to change the way they consume or cook eggs or products containing eggs."