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Fresh Lion member gets cracking
With demand for eggs in pre-prepared foods, such as protein pots, on the rise, Fresh-pak Chilled Foods has become the latest supplier to gain British Lion certification. Nine of Britain’s largest processed egg suppliers are now fully certified members.
With a history spanning thirty years, Fresh-pak is one of Britain’s leading chilled food manufacturers. With eggs at the heart of the business, it is the UK’s largest producer of hard-boiled eggs, supplying between 4-5 million every week from its South Yorkshire base for use in salads, pre-packed sandwiches and egg mayonnaise.
The company joins the British Lion scheme amid increasing demand for egg products, with the latest figures showing the production of egg products during the first three quarters of 2018 growing by 6.0% on the same period in 2017.
Catherine Clarke, Fresh-pak, said: “We pride ourselves on offering our customers the very best quality products so we’re delighted to achieve British Lion accreditation.
“There is strong demand for British Lion quality processed egg as it’s widely recognised by consumers, caterers, food manufacturers and retailers for its high quality and food safety guarantees. We are thrilled that we can now offer the assurance of the Lion to customers.”
Ian Jones, Chairman of British Lion egg processors, said: “We are delighted to have Fresh-pak on board as an accredited Lion supplier. We now have more Lion egg products processors than ever before, which is great news for customers who wish to source Lion as there is even more availability.
“The use of eggs in pre-prepared foods is growing and with the Breggsit storm brewing, bringing with it issues around surety of supply, not to mention the ongoing food safety issues associated with imports, it’s a good time to join as demand for Lion egg products is strong and will only get stronger.”
 United Kingdom Egg Statistics – Quarter 3, 2018, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), November 2018