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U.K. Egg Industry Concerned over Imports of Egg Liquid

11/15/2021

A petition signed by 35,000 is urging supermarkets to stop importing shell eggs and egg products from the E.U.  The petition has received support from members of Parliament and celebrity influencers encouraging consumers to “buy British”.  Industry association British Lion Egg Processors noted, “In recent years there have been a number of food safety issues associated with egg products produced in Europe and further afield. Using imported eggs also adds unnecessary food miles and does not guarantee the high standards set out in the Code of Practice for the Production of Lion Quality Egg Products.” 

 

Current concern over imports arises from the unintended consequences of Brexit.  The U.K. can no longer export ungraded eggs to the E.U. resulting in a domestic surplus with consequential depression in unit revenue.