Contaminated eggs should be ‘wake-up call’ for retailers

The British Free Range Egg Producers Association is calling on retailers to change their egg sourcing policies after 700,000 contaminated Dutch eggs made it in to the UK food chain.

“British egg producers follow stringent production standards to ensure that what they produce is perfectly safe and nutritious for consumers to eat,” said Association chief executive, Robert Gooch.

“Retailers have shown good commitment to British shell eggs but processed egg is often sourced from other countries.

“This incident should be a wake-up call for retailers. Consumers want safe, traceable food and we have a ready-made scheme which delivers that in the form of the British Lion Code.

“Consumers should be reminded that eggs stamped with the British Lion mark are perfectly safe to eat.”

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