Watercress Lane warns of duck egg safety

Consumers, retailers and food suppliers are being urged to check their supply of duck eggs, as cheap eggs flood the market, raising concerns over their safety.


According to duck egg suppliers Watercress Lane, duck eggs are entering the UK market at half the price of the industry value.


It says the situation leaves major questions, regarding the origin and safety of these eggs, unanswered.


Gavin Fisher, from Watercress Lane, said: “There is a glut of duck eggs reaching the market at unrealistic prices, which naturally causes major concerns over their safety and freshness.


“With the cost of these eggs being half of the normal industry value it surely raises questions about the history of them and the reasons for these unsustainable prices.”


“There is a glut of duck eggs reaching the market at unrealistic prices, which naturally causes major concerns over their safety and freshness.”
Gavin Fisher

The duck egg industry is less strictly regulated than hen eggs, which means it is difficult to trace the source and quality of produce being sold.


Watercress Lane has advised buyers to assess their supply chain and not be driven solely by costs.