We are accredited by a number of industry bodies and audited by all the certification bodies and retailers.
All our British Retail Consortium audits are unannounced along with some of the retailer audits.
British Lion Scheme
Our Guarantee: we only produce and pack British Lion Quality Approved Eggs.
What is the British Lion Mark?
The British Lion mark on eggshells and boxes is the customer’s guarantee that the eggs they buy are produced to the highest standards of food safety.
The Lion Quality Code of Practice was launched in 1998 and includes compulsory vaccination against salmonella of all hens destined for Lion egg-producing laying flocks. Participants must ensure independent auditing, full traceability of hens, eggs and feed and a “best-before” date stamped on the shell and pack, as well as on-farm stamping of eggs and packing station hygiene controls.
The Lion Quality mark, which is a registered trademark, can only be used by subscribers to the British Egg Industry Council on eggs which have been produced in accordance with UK and EU law and the Lion Quality Code of Practice.
More than 85% of UK eggs are now produced to Lion Quality standards.
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The Freedom Food scheme is run by the RSPCA to identify and encourage high standards of welfare for farm animals. Only Barn, Free Range and Organic production methods are allowed by Freedom Food and the standards they set have become the norm for these production methods in the UK.
For manufacturers of products for retailers and other organisations (i.e. food, packaging), the British Retail Consortium has produced a range of globally recognised BRC Standards – available in easy reference publications. Most large UK retailers will only consider business with suppliers who have gained certification to the appropriate BRC Standard.
Organic Farmers & Growers is one of a number of control bodies accredited by the UK Government’s Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and is approved to inspect Organic production and processing in the UK.
In addition, OF&G works with the Association for Organics Recycling (AfOR) and Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd (REAL) on the inspection and certification of compost and biofertiliser (from anaerobic digestion) respectively.