• Delivering eggs of quality
  • Delivering eggs of quality
  • Delivering eggs of quality
Wednesday 17th April 2013
A new research paper has confirmed the impact of the British Lion food safety scheme, to the ‘remarkable’ decline in the instance of salmonella in the UK

‘The decline and fall of non-typhoidal Salmonella in the United Kingdom’, was published in Clinical Infectious Diseases in December 2012.  
All British Lion eggs come from hens vaccinated against salmonella, are fully traceable and have a ‘best before’ date on the shell as a guarantee of freshness.
 
Better than ever
New research by the Department of Health has shown significant improvements in the nutrient content of UK eggs. The paper, published in the December 2012 issue of the British Nutrition Foundation’s Nutrition Bulletin, confirmed that UK eggs now contain more than 70% more vitamin D than when they were last analysed, with two eggs now providing two-thirds of an adult’s Vitamin D requirements.  Eggs also now contain less fat and calories, with a medium egg now containing just 66 calories.
 
Cholesterol limits lifted
All major heart and health advisory groups, including the British Heart Foundation, have lifted their previous limits on egg consumption.   It is saturated fat, not the cholesterol found in foods like eggs, that is now accepted to be the main dietary ‘culprit’ in raising blood cholesterol levels.
 
Highest standards of animal welfare
The UK egg industry is one of the world’s leaders in animal welfare standards with the largest free range flock in Europe and around half of all UK eggs now coming from free range hens.  Following the EU ban on conventional ‘battery’ cages in 2012,  British cage producers have converted to new ‘colony’ cages, housing between 40 and 80 hens, giving them more room to move around and express their natural behaviour, as well as providing a nest, perching space and a scratching area.


This information has come from the British Egg Information Service.  For more information please contact the British Egg Information Service on 020 7052 8899 or Noble Foods Egg Products Division, e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..