Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has published revised advice to consumers on eating raw or lightly cooked eggs.

Young children, pregnant woman and the elderly can now safely eat raw or lightly cooked eggs that are produced under the British Lion Code of practice.

The revised advice follows a report from the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food* which highlighted the major reduction in the risk from Salmonella in all UK hens’ eggs since 2001 and showed a particularly low risk for eggs produced with food safety controls applied by the British Lion Code of Practice.

This scientific review has highlighted the significant progress made by egg producers in Scotland and across the UK in reducing Salmonella in hens.

The FSS advice can be viewed here.