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Egg safety

Most of the eggs we get are coming up to their Best Before date. Up to their best before date, use them how you like: raw in mousse or boiled with runny yolk. As long as eggs are cooked through, they can be eaten a day or two after their best before date: cake, spanish omlette, quiche, potato and egg pie.

If you can't use them before their best before date, did you know you can freeze eggs? Just crack them into a sealable container, give them a whisk and pop them in the freezer. You can separate the whites from the yolks first if you use you want to use them for different dishes.

We need to be careful with eggs because of the risk of salmonella. The stores aren't allowed to sell eggs after 7 days before their best before date, so we often get eggs past this date passed on to us, which are fine to use. We are also getting some eggs in big catering trays, which aren't easy to sell right now because restaurants and cafe's are closed due to lockdown.

Eggs which come from flocks vaccinated against salmonella have the Lion Quality stamp. We sometimes get eggs from small flocks without the Lion Quality stamp, and we'll ask you to make sure you cook these thoroughly. We also advise you not to eat cracked eggs.

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