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Eggs and salmonella

Since its introduction in 1998, the British Lion scheme has been successful in effectively eliminating salmonella in British eggs.

The British Lion mark means that the eggs have been laid by hens vaccinated against salmonella and they have been produced to the highest standards of food safety.

The safety record of the British Lion scheme means that babies, pregnant women and other vulnerable groups can now confidently eat runny eggs that bear the Lion mark.

What is salmonella?

Learn more about salmonella, in what environment it can be found and what symptoms to look out for.

How to prevent salmonella

We take a look at some of the most prevalent hygienic methods to best prevent salmonella.

Further reading

Read more about the advice on eggs for mums and babies.

Find out more about the story of the British Lion scheme.

Further details on egg safety 



A British Lion egg