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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 authorities detected excess of levels of dioxins in the eggs. It is not clear if the contaminated batch of eggs has also been used for processing.

There have been a number of non-UK egg food safety scares in the last few years, from fipronil, to dioxins and salmonella, and Andrew Joret, British Egg Industry Council Chairman, says: “This incident is just the latest in a long line of food safety issues related to non-UK eggs. While there is no evidence that the contaminated egg has been exported, UK food businesses should protect themselves by putting their trust in British Lion eggs and egg products, which are produced to the highest standards of food safety. They can also reassure their customers by using the British Lion mark on pack.”