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British Egg Week reminder 26/09/2019

With British Egg Week (7-13 October) almost upon us, British Lion eggs is calling on UK food businesses to get cracking and take part in the Protein Power Challenge. The challenge reveals the surprising truth that while eggshells are famously fragile, they are surprisingly strong when...

BEIC comment on precautionary egg safety and handling advice 23/09/2019

The Food Standards Agency has issued precautionary egg safety and handling advice in relation to a limited number of eggs with farm code 1UK11871 and best-before dates of 22, 23 and 24 September. A very small number of these eggs may be contaminated with salmonella and as a precaution,...

Steph gets cracking for new season 10/09/2019

Pro footballer and Lion eggs ambassador, Steph Houghton, has been sharing her favourite way to start off the day and get prepared for a big game. Steph's creamy scrambled eggs and smoked salmon video has been viewed more than 21,000 times since it went live. If you want to start the day...

Plant-based diets risk choline deficiency - Animal foods such as eggs vital to ensure adequate intake 29/08/2019

A new research paper published in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health highlights the importance of including choline in the diet, noting eggs as one of the easiest and most effective sources, and urges UK officials to stop overlooking this vital nutrient at a time when plant-based...

Lion roars for retailers 19/08/2019

Retail egg sales are on the rise, with the latest figures driven by increasing consumer desire for healthier options and supported by the growth in popularity of flexitarianism and demand for meat-free protein-based options, according to British Lion eggs. With around 6.5bn eggs sold in...

New research review crowns the egg as the original protein ball 14/08/2019

A new research review, “Eggs: friend or foe?” published in Network Health Digest, confirms the health benefits of eggs, and suggests they should be seen as the original “protein ball”. The article reviews the nutritional composition of eggs and examines the benefits of including them in a...

Dioxin recalls in Belgium: UK food businesses urged to put trust in Lion 13/08/2019

British Lion egg processors are calling on food businesses to buy British, with yet another food safety scare linked to foreign eggs hitting the headlines. A recall has been issued for organic eggs produced by the brand E.K.E and sold in several supermarkets in Belgium, after food safety...

Proud to be Lion 26/07/2019

To coincide with Pride, British Lion eggs commissioned new research to reveal what makes Brits proud to be British. Revelations that the NHS, a cuppa, our sense of humour and a full English breakfast were at the top of the list, captured the national media’s attention, with the Daily...

Get cracking for British Egg Week (7-13 October) 15/07/2019

British Lion eggs is calling on UK food businesses to get cracking and make plans for British Egg Week, which is running from 7-13 October with a Protein Power theme. A well-established date on the foodie calendar, it provides retailers, caterers, wholesalers and manufacturers with the...

New research studies show eggs can have a positive impact on heart health 05/07/2019

Three research studies published in recent weeks have helped to further dispel the link between eggs and heart disease risk – and show that eggs may actually have a positive impact on heart health.  The studies showed that heart disease risk was associated with consumption of red and...