British Lion egg processors are calling on food businesses to buy British, following extensvie news coverage of eggs being recalled in Belgium due to concerns over dioxin contamination.
The recall, which applied to organic eggs produced by the brand E.K.E and sold in several supermarkets in Belgium, was ordered when food safety authorities detected excess of levels of dioxins in the eggs. It is not clear if the contaminated batch of eggs has also been used for processing.
“This incident is just the latest in a long line of food safety issues related to non-UK eggs,” said Andrew Joret, British Egg Industry Council Chairman.
“While there is no evidence that contaminated eggs have been exported, UK food businesses should protect themselves by putting their trust in British Lion eggs and egg products, which are produced to the highest standards of food safety. They can also reassure their customers by using the British Lion mark on retail packs.”