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Eggheads smash world record 13/10/2017

Today, 183 eggheads dipped their toast soldiers in unison to become world record holders. British Lion eggs have broken the record for the largest number of toast soldiers dipped in boiled eggs simultaneously – the previous record stood at 178. In celebration of World Egg Day and the...

New Government advice: British Lion eggs safe for mums-to-be, babies and elderly people 11/10/2017

Pregnant women, babies and elderly people can now enjoy dippy eggs again for the first time since the 1980s – as long as they have the British Lion mark on. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has today (11 October 2017) changed its advice on eggs, confirming that British Lion eggs are safe...

British Egg Week breakfasts with a hotel style twist 06/10/2017

For British Egg Week 2017 (9– 15 October) British Lion eggs have teamed up with The Goring Hotel to share six of its famous breakfast recipes. The hotel’s Michelin-starred Executive Chef, Shay Cooper, is also providing tips and tricks on how to make the perfect luxurious hotel breakfast...

Students told ‘go to work on an egg’ 27/09/2017

As a new academic year starts, a new report* recommends that students should go to work on an egg. A recent research review heralds eggs as an affordable food containing essential nutrients, including choline and iodine needed for cognitive function and B vitamins and iron that can...

Wake up to British Egg Week 31/08/2017

With British Egg Week 2017 (9-15 October) coming up, British Lion eggs has developed a toolkit to help retailers, food manufacturers and caterers to make the most of the week. The toolkit highlights a range of activity that is taking place during the week, which this year will be...

Update: statement on Fipronil 10/08/2017

10 August 2017 British egg processors have criticised the buying policies of the UK’s major supermarkets after several of them have been forced to withdraw products from sale because they contain non-UK eggs contaminated with residues of Fipronil, which is unauthorised for food use.  Ian...

BEIC statement on Fipronil 07/08/2017

Approximately 180 farms, including egg farms, in the Netherlands have had restrictions imposed preventing them from moving eggs, manure and birds from their premises. The farms concerned are believed to have used a product in the poultry house to treat red mite which contained Fipronil,...

Fitness guru Lucy Meck encourages consumers to opt for eggs every morning 01/08/2017

British Lion eggs ambassador and fitness guru, Lucy Meck, has attributed her slim figure to ditching the doughnuts and instead eating eggs for breakfast. Speaking to the Sun’s colour supplement, Fabulous, and consumer magazine, Heat, she stated that the first change she made towards a...

Egg sales crack six billion 11/07/2017

Egg sales have topped six billion for the first time since modern records began, with soaring sales confirming British shoppers’ growing love affair with eggs. The latest figures show a 4.8% increase in sales volume on the same period in 2016 (52 w/e 18 June 2017*), which is the...

New study ‘eggs on’ older people to increase protein intake 30/06/2017

Details of a new study encouraging older people to increase their protein intake by eating more eggs are being presented at this year’s prestigious Nutrition Society conference.  The PhD study, part-sponsored by the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC), is being undertaken at Bournemouth...