Cholesterol in eggs linked to cardiac disease: study

By Oliver Morrison

The risk of heart disease and death increases with the number of eggs an individual consumes, according to a US study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, however it said eating several eggs a week was "reasonable,"...



Belgium aware of fipronil in June

By Katy Askew

Belgian authorities were aware that eggs destined to enter the human food chain were contaminated with insecticide fipronil in June, a month before the news broke and a mass recall was initiated across a number of European markets.


Fipronil scare hits European egg suppliers

By Katy Askew

Millions of eggs have been pulled from shelves across Europe after Dutch and Belgian regulators detected the presence of high levels of a toxic insecticide, Fipronil, which is banned in food for human consumption.

Brazil exports about 30% of its chicken production, but just 1% of its eggs

Middle East’s Brazilian egg sales up 41%

By Eliot Beer

Imports of Brazilian eggs by Middle Eastern buyers grew 41% in the first half of the year, with sales totalling US$6.9m, according to the Brazilian government.

Egg safety still an issue

Egg safety still an issue

An FSA survey of UK-produced eggs has found that the level of
salmonella contamination is now one third of what it was in 1996.
But one industry expert says that food manufacturers should still
exercise caution, writes Anthony Fletcher.

Thumbs up for eggs

Thumbs up for eggs

Eggs play a valuable role in helping consumers achieve a balanced,
varied, and nutritious diet, the American Council on Science and
Health (ACSH) concluded in a report released today.


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