British Egg Demand to Grow Post-Brexit

A study conducted after the Brexit found that British shoppers are becoming more concerned about the origin of ingredients in pre-prepared foods, including eggs.


Brexit is an abbreviation for “British exit,” which refers to the June 23, 2016 referendum where British citizens voted to exit the European Union.

“They want the food they buy to be made with British ingredients, particularly if it contains egg. Since the referendum, consumers have become ever more concerned about the origin of the ingredients in pre-prepared foods,” said Ian Jones, chairman of British Lion Egg Producers.

The study involves more than 2,000 shoppers in the United Kingdom.

“It is important that they have an on-pack guarantee that the ingredients used in pre-prepared foods are good-quality British ingredients produced to the highest standards of food safety,” Jones added, noting that there have been several food safety issues linked to imported eggs and egg products in recent years.

Just last month, a joint technical report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Center for Disease Prevention (ECDC) linked a salmonella outbreak across Europe to eggs produced in Poland.

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