British Lion

British Lion

Focused on reducing disease and accountability. Doesn't mean the animals are well looked after










Label Mouse says:

The scheme only focusses on salmonella and hygiene and does not regulate animal welfare to the standards such as the Soil Associations Organic.

Over 90% of UK eggs are produced under the scheme - the UK Food Standards Agency states that British Lion eggs are safe to be consumed raw even by vulnerable groups.

Look out for the logo and stamp on the eggs to trace their farming method and country of origin (UK). There could be additional codes for the farm and best before dates of you want to look up extra details.

The code covers the entire production chain and ensures strict food safety controls including the guarantee that all hens are vaccinated against Salmonella and a ‘passport’ system ensuring that all hens, eggs and feed are fully traceable.

They promise:

All eggs that carry the British Lion mark have been produced under the stringent requirements of the British Lion Code of Practice which ensures the highest standards of food safety.

All Lion hens and eggs guaranteed British

Hens vaccinated against Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Typhimurium

Registration and a unique 'passport' system, ensuring complete traceability of hens, eggs and feed

Increased hygiene controls and salmonella testing of all flocks in the integrated egg production chain, in excess of the National Control Programme, including regular egg testing

Stringent feed controls, including production of feed to Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) standards

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What is Label Mouse?

There are a lot of food labels out there, but its pretty unclear what they mean.

With the UK leaving the EU we're able to define our own regulations on how our food is produced, the impact on the environment and how the animals involved are cared for. This could be a good or a bad thing. The extra player in the mix is that brands are introducing their own schemes which can appear more eco-friendly than they actually are.

Label Mouse does the research to help you make more informed buying choices. Hope it's useful.
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