When an egg is not an egg

14 August 2000

When an egg is not an egg

By FWi staff

AN EGG which has been pasteurised can no longer be called an egg, according to EU food labelling laws.

A steam-treated egg developed by Sainsburys does not meet the proper definition of an egg, reports The Daily Telegraph.

Stores wanting to sell the salmonella-free product will have to think up another name unless the rules are changed.

Sainsburys is now working with the government to get the rules of the European Eggs Marketing Standards Regulations altered.

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