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British eggs are said to be safe to eat for pregnant women

30 years after the salmonella scare, new report says eggs now pose ‘low risk’

Pregnant women should be told they can eat eggs, says new report

The risk of salmonella from British eggs ‘very low’

Eggs safe in pregnancy

  • Pregnant women can eat eggs

Pregnant woman cracking an egg in a pan

There’s always news surrounding what pregnant woman can eat and what should be avoided and this changes all the time, but eating runny eggs or raw eggs in mayonnaise for example, have been an absolute no-no for years, until now.

Since the salmonella crisis 30 years ago, pregnant women have been consistently told to avoid runny eggs or products containing raw eggs throughout their pregnancy, but a new report says this advice needs to change and pregnant women should be advised they can safely eat eggs during pregnancy.

The Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food’s report has revealed that British eggs with the red lion mark actually carry a very low risk to vulnerable groups such as pregnant women.

They put these findings down to improved hygiene and storage over the past 15 years that means the risk of salmonella in British hens is now very low.

Eggs safe in pregnancy

  • Pregnant women can eat eggs

British eggs are said to be safe to eat for pregnant women