Smorgasbord Health – Food in the News – Eggs can be eaten raw by pregnant women!!!

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This was the article in question in the Daily Telegraph yesterday that implied that it was okay for pregnant women to go back to eating raw eggs.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/26/raw-eggs-are-safe-to-go-back-on-the-menu-for-pregnant-women-expe/

However, in actual fact the article only refers to British ‘Red Lion’ approved eggs that are on sale as these have been tested and proven to be free of salmonella.

85% of eggs sold in the UK have the Red Lion quality mark but 15% of the eggs sold in the UK do not.

That 15% is likely to be from producers who have less than 50 laying hens and not liable to register their business.

To put this into perspective there are an estimated 33million eggs consumed each day in the UK – that means that 15% or almost 5 million eggs are not registered and carry a Red Lion quality mark.  Here is the link to the regulation if…

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