British Lion eggs has welcomed the recommendations of a report highlighting “significant” food quality risks from the import of certain food products, including eggs, from Europe and is calling on retailers and foodservice operators to choose the guaranteed standards of British Lion eggs to protect consumers.
British Lion eggs have been produced to the world’s most comprehensive egg safety Code of Practice and are approved by the FSA to be eaten runny by those in vulnerable groups.
The joint report from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has called for official assurance from countries exporting food items to the UK that they meet the UK’s high standards.
Andrew Joret, British Egg Industry Council Chairman, says: “British Lion eggs fully endorses the finding of this important report. There have been ongoing food safety issues associated with non-UK eggs for many years and it is essential that effective food safety controls are in place for imports to ensure British consumer are protected from any potential risks, particularly vulnerable groups.
“This report confirms that the current controls on the import of eggs are not sufficient and until they are, any operator choosing to sell imported eggs is taking a gamble with the health of their customers.
“We strongly urge responsible businesses to ensure that they are sourcing British Lion eggs, which are clearly marked on the packaging and the shell, to ensure that they are selling and serving safe eggs.”