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Advice on eggs for mums

The Food Standards Agency has recently reviewed its advice to vulnerable groups on eggs, saying that it plans to recommend that British Lion eggs can safely be eaten runny, even by pregnant women, babies and elderly people. The full FSA news can be found here.

This follows a report by Government food safety advisors in early 2016.

Evidence is also emerging that if women consume eggs when they are pregnant and give them to babies when weaning, their baby may be less likely to have allergic reactions to eggs in the future. Read more about the emerging evidence supporting this in the Journal of Health Visiting.

Eggs and pregnancy

Explore further about eggs and pregnancy, including information on safety during pregnancy, nutrition and allergenic foods.

Eggs and babies

Find advice on weaning young babies onto different foods, as well as details on egg allergy and how best to counteract it.


Take a look at our breastfeeding section which explains the benefit to mothers who consume eggs during breastfeeding. 

Q&A with Dr Carrie Ruxton

We talk to Dr Carrie Ruxton about some of the most frequently asked questions and queries surrounding egg allergy and children.

The Success of the Lion Scheme

All British Lion hens are vaccinated to ensure that that their eggs do not contain the salmonella bacteria, effectively eliminating the risks for anyone consuming Lion eggs. The scheme also stipulates the highest standards of hygiene and food safety.

All eggs bearing the Lion mark have been produced in the UK, and the scheme ensures that all steps of their production are fully traceable. For more information on the high standards of safety and hygiene of Lion eggs, please read our British Lion Code of Practice.

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