12 Jul

Eggs and safety - managing the risk

Price: FREE to ALL  (sponsored by: British Lion egg)

Time: 10.00 - 11.00

Online (BigMarker)

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This webinar intends to chart the history of the Salmonella bacteria in eggs, providing background information before focusing on the Salmonella crisis of the 1980s and the industry’s response through the launch of the British Lion Code of Practice. Over time, the comprehensive British Lion Code of Practice has effectively eradicated Salmonella from British eggs to the extent that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) considers that, as long as they are produced to British Lion standards, everyone in society, including those in vulnerable groups, can eat runny eggs. However, there are still aspects of egg safety enforcement to consider, particularly when businesses purchase non-Lion eggs, either intentionally or by accident. This webinar will look at the importance of ensuring that Food Safety Management Systems cover the issue of eggs and Salmonella and how overlooked issues could impact the Food Hygiene Rating.

CPD: 1 hour

Lisa Ackerley

Dr Lisa Ackerley is a Chartered EHP who has worked in local government, central government, academia and as Managing Director of Hygiene Audit Systems in the private sector for 28 years. She works extensively with the hospitality industry as the advisor to UKHospitality. She is also a trustee, scientific adviser and Vice Chair of the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene. Lisa hopes to help people by translating messages into practical, simple advice and guidance, whether for industry or consumers.

British Lion Eggs

The British Lion Code of Practice is the UK’s most successful food safety scheme. More than 90% of UK eggs are now produced to British Lion standards and more than 150 billion British Lion eggs have been produced since its launch in 1998. In 2017, the Food Standards Agency confirmed that Lion eggs are the only ones that are safe to be consumed runny, or even raw, by vulnerable groups. All eggs that carry the British Lion mark meet the stringent requirements of the British Lion Code of Practice which ensures the highest standards of food safety. The independently audited code contains strict food safety controls above and beyond EU and UK legislation, and covers more than 700 auditable points from Salmonella vaccination to complete traceability of hens, eggs and feed.


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