Egg safety

Egg safety

The drastic reduction in salmonella in British Lion eggs has prompted the Food Standards Agency to update its advice on the consumption of lightly cooked and raw eggs by vulnerable groups such as pregnant women, babies and older people.  The advice now says that as long as they are British Lion eggs, everyone, including vulnerable groups, can enjoy eggs runny or even raw.

There are more details on British Lion eggs here.

In our Egg Safety section, you can find information on all aspects of egg safety, how to maintain the highest standards of food safety beyond purchase in our egg storage and handling section, as well as a comprehensive guide for mums on egg safety in pregnancy and weaning including advice on egg allergy.

Advice for mums and babies

Advice on eggs and safety for pregnant women, mums and babies.

Eggs and salmonella

Information about eggs, salmonella and how British Lion eggs are among the safest in the world.

How to Prevent Salmonella

What is Salmonella?

Egg storage and handling

Information on the best way to store and handle eggs for optimum quality.

Can you freeze eggs?

Egg allergy

Allergy information for children and adults.

Allergic Reaction to Eggs

Egg Allergy Q&As

Egg Allergy in Adults

Egg Allergy in Babies

Lion safety scheme

Full details of the British Lion Egg scheme and its success since it was launched in 1998.