Salmonella risk in egg imports

UK - Some EU countries, including Spain, should be banned from exporting eggs to the UK due to salmonella fears, says the British Egg Industry Council.

It was responding to a report on the level of salmonella contamination in commercial poultry units across Europe.

The EU countries revealed to have the highest levels of contamination are the Czech Republic, Poland and Spain.

The report, leaked to BBC Newsnight, is from Europe's Food Safety Authority, and is the first survey of its kind.

The report shows that, while British farms are doing well with only 8% showing contamination with the most dangerous strain of salmonella, other countries have far higher levels.

Source: BBC
calendar icon 15 June 2006
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