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BEIC Helping Hand to Salmonella Programme

by 5m Editor
1 February 2008, at 1:59pm

UK - The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) has revealed that they worked closely with Defra in the implementation of the Salmonella National Control Programme in order to attain high levels of safety standards for the future.

The BEIC’s Lion Quality Code of Practice has required the sampling and testing of laying flocks since 1998. In August 2007 this was updated to incorporate new Salmonella sampling and testing procedures, in advance of the legislation which comes into force today (1 February 2008). The BEIC is confident that British Lion egg producers will continue to operate to the highest safety standards in Europe.

Around 85% of UK eggs are produced to the British Lion scheme standards.

Further Reading

- For more information on Salmonella in poultry by clicking here.

5m Editor