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They’ve cracked it! – the self timing egg

Scientists are close to cracking the age old problem of cooking your boiled egg just right…step aside the clock and the running sand granules – here comes the self-timing egg. Using the latest heat sensitive technology, Lion Quality egg producers tasked boffins to create a foolproof way to...

BEIC welcomes latest FSA survey results

The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) has welcomed a new report on the use of eggs in catering by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) which has confirmed the success of the UK egg industry in overcoming salmonella in eggs. More than 9,500 eggs (1,588 6-egg samples) taken from catering...

Three eggs a day okay for elderly people

Researchers at the University of Connecticut have shown that eating three eggs a day does not raise heart disease risk factors in healthy elderly people, according to research published in the December 2005 edition of the Journal of Nutrition. The findings are important because eggs can...

BEIC issues warning over imported eggs

The British Egg Industry Council has issued a stark warning to caterers in light of a number of prosecutions where food poisoning outbreaks have resulted from using imported eggs. The latest prosecution is of Michelin-starred restaurant Chapter One,which was fined £3,000, and showed that...

Award winning campaigns for Lion Quality eggs

The British Lion Quality egg marketing campaign has won two top industry awards this week. The Golden Egg Award The Lion Quality eggs marketing campaign was held up as an example for the rest of the world as it scooped the Golden Egg award, the highest accolade at the International Egg...

Fashion students make eggs rock

The egg industry has drafted in some of the country’s leading fashion students to help crack the challenge of making the design classic more appealing to the youth audience. The British Egg Industry Council has joined forces with London College of Fashion to look at ways of modernising the...

Ever wondered about eggs? Experts tell all

The nation recently woke up to eggs in a rather different way, as experts from the egg industry recounted the modern history of eggs during a half hour documentary on BBC2, entitled ‘Ever Wondered About…Eggs’. The programme featured a history of the Lion mark, both old and new. The...

Edwina puts eggs back on the menu

Sixteen years after her remarks about salmonella in eggs led her to resign her post at the Department of Health, Edwina Currie officially gives the thumbs-up to the new safety standards of British eggs by launching British Egg Week. Mrs Currie is taking centre stage to launch a new...