EU UNTREATED EGG BAN COMES IN FORCE ONE YEAR EARLY

BY ALAN OSBORN

AN EU regulation banning the direct sale of untreated eggs from farms where salmonella has been detected has come into force from January 1 - a year earlier than originally planned following reports of high salmonella outbreaks in recent years. The eggs must be processed as egg products and pasteurised in order to reduce consumer risks before going on sale to the public, said the European Commission. Only Croatia, Norway and Switzerland have provided full safety guarantees and may export "table eggs" to the EU. Monitoring for ...


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