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Battery Egg Blunder Dismays Jamie Oliver

by 5m Editor
17 January 2008, at 9:31am

UK - The celebrity chef and food standards campaigner Jamie Oliver was left wiping yolk and albumen from his face yesterday after it emerged that one of the restaurants he backs accidentally served customers eggs from battery hens.

The incident at Fifteen Cornwall - which usually buys only organic eggs - came to light after a party of farmers and battery egg producers asked to see what they were eating during a visit to the restaurant last Friday.

They realised they had been served eggs from battery hens after a chef brought them a tray to inspect from the kitchen.

Oliver, who is one of the most high-profile figures in the campaign to wean Britain off its taste for cheap, battery-reared chickens and eggs, was said to be "clearly pissed off" by the news. To compound the embarrassment, the mix-up occurred while Jamie's Fowl Dinners - Oliver's impassioned plea for the country to rethink its attitude to poultry - was aired on Channel 4.

Source: GuardianUnlimited

5m Editor