PM urged to support British eggs as thousands sign pledge
And with the news that the Czech Republic has banned the import of barren battery cage eggs from Poland, BEIC Chairman Andrew Parker has reiterated his call for the Government to ban illegal eggs and egg products from the UK.
At the same time, the BEIC has welcomed the support of MPs, consumers and even the clergy as thousands of people have signed an online pledge to support the British egg industry.
Andrew Parker said: "The Prime Minister’s positive comments on the recent Countryfile programme were very reassuring, but we must now have the action that goes with the words. If the Czech government can enforce a ban on illegal eggs, why can’t we?
"We are hugely frustrated that there is widescale flouting of the Welfare of Laying Hens legislation across the EU and disgusted that a small number of non-Lion British egg producers are still using banned barren battery cages. This is not only illegal but also grossly unfair on those British Lion producers who have invested some £400 million to meet the new standards.
"It is imperative that the Government recognises that it needs to act now. Proper checks need to be put in place to prevent the import of non-compliant eggs and egg products, and fast.
"The response to our online pledge shows there is overwhelming support from the public for British egg producers who have done the right thing."
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