Infectious Diseases 2017

Infectious Diseases 2017

Food Standard Agency’s new advice on runny eggs

11 October, 2017

The Food Standard Agency has announced a chance to its advice about eating eggs – infants, children, pregnant women and elderly people can now safely eat raw or lightly cooked eggs that are produced under the British Lion Code of Practice. The FSA decision is a reflection on the success of UK egg producers in all but eliminating Salmonella from the UK flock.  Since the introduction of vaccination in 1998 the levels of Salmonella have declined.  Vaccination, along with high standards of hygiene and biosecurity required in the UK, has been a key to this reduction to negligible levels in Lion Mark eggs.
The FSA’s new advice only applies to eggs with the British Lion mark.