UK - The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) have produced a range of materials to inform retailers and caterers about potential changes to government advice on consumption of runny eggs.
A recent report by the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF) recommended that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) should now consider amending its long-standing advice – that vulnerable groups should avoid raw or lightly cooked eggs - for eggs produced under the British Lion scheme or a demonstrably-equivalent comprehensive scheme.
These schemes include comprehensive measures on chicken health and biosecurity, and have significantly reduced the risk of contamination with Salmonella.
The new materials produced by BEIC include a two page trade briefing sheet and a video for retailers and caterers, featuring BEIC chairman Andrew Joret.
The trade briefing sheet contains everything caterers need to know about the ACMSF report’s findings and recommendations.
You can also watch a video of Andrew Joret explaining what the change of advice means for retailers and caterers by visiting.ThePoultrySite News Desk