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Consumers being misled over imported egg ingredients in retail: Petition calls for change 01/04/2021

British Lion egg processors have launched a petition calling on retailers to stop misleading their customers over labelling, ditch imported eggs and commit to using British eggs for own label foods that are produced in Britain. Research shows that while consumers put their trust in...

Groundbreaking Lion hen welfare training now compulsory 26/03/2021

A groundbreaking new Lion Training Passport scheme has been introduced by The British Egg Industry Council as a compulsory requirement for all members, revolutionising training practices and ensuring the highest standards of hen welfare industry wide. Created to ensure stockspeople are...

BEIC comment on article in Clinical Nutrition on egg consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease 12/03/2021

The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) has reiterated that there is no convincing evidence of a link between consuming eggs as part of a healthy diet and risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  A paper published in Clinical Nutrition1 on 11 March 2021 analysed several large US surveys to...

Cracking takeaway recipe inspiration 08/03/2021

Digital cooking platform MOB Kitchen has been working with British Lion eggs on a campaign to encourage students to transform leftover takeaways into exciting new meals using eggs, saving both money and food waste. A video for Naan Croque Monsieur and Daal Pancakes, using leftover Indian...

Response to survey published in Journal of the American Heart Association 25/02/2021

A survey of more than 100,000 older women in America has reported that consuming plant protein appears to reduce the risk of deaths from cancer and heart disease, while eating eggs and meat increase it. In contrast, the survey reported that consuming eggs reduces deaths from dementia by...

BEIC comment on PLOS Medicine article 10/02/2021

The British Egg Industry Council has commented on the paper: Egg and cholesterol consumption and mortality from cardiovascular and different causes in the United States: A population-based cohort, published in PLOS Medicine1. The NHS currently advises that eggs are a good choice as part...

These pancakes are so flipping good, you’ll want them for breakfast, lunch and dinner 09/02/2021

This Shrove Tuesday, British Lion eggs are inspiring pancake lovers to move beyond the traditional lemon and sugar topping and enjoy the versatile dish at any time of the day.   As you settle down for breakfast, why not switch it up for an eggs Benny pancake delight? Or instead of a...

Statement: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership 02/02/2021

Mark Williams, British Egg Industry Council Chief Executive, said: “While we don't anticipate any significant imports of egg products from the majority of CPTPP member countries, there remain important exceptions such as Mexico, which is a major egg producer and where we are not aware...

British Lion cracks on with 2021 campaign 29/01/2021

British Lion eggs has launched a £1.3m marketing campaign for 2021 to drive awareness of the Lion mark and capitalise on unprecedented consumer demand for eggs in retail. With retail sales growing by 18.4% in the last year (52 w/e 27 Dec 2020), the equivalent of around 1.2billion extra...

BEIC calls on the UK Government to classify food production staff as a priority group for 2nd phase vaccination rollout 29/01/2021

The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) has called on the UK Government to prioritise the key workers in the egg production chain for the second phase of the vaccination rollout to ensure that the industry has the resources to maintain a consistent supply of food.   With Government...