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British Egg Industry Council

British Egg Industry Council
Predecessor Egg Marketing Board
Formation 1986 (1986) -->
Purpose To represent the British egg industry
Membership (2014)
11 organisations
Official language

The British Egg Industry Council is an organisation set up in 1986 to represent the National Farmers Union and the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA). The BEIC operates the British Egg Information Service, which promotes the consumption of eggs to the public.


  • Lion Mark 1
  • See also 2
  • External links 3
  • References 4

Lion Mark

The main marketing activity of the British Egg Information Service is the Lion Quality Mark scheme. This is a mark that can be stamped onto eggs by producers who are signed up to its Lion Quality Code of Practice. The code of practice requires that all laying hens must be vaccinated against free range. As of 2009, the British Egg Information Service claims that 84% of eggs produced in the UK are produced to Lion standards.

See also

External links

  • British Egg Information Service
  • Lion Mark scheme
  • British Free Range Egg Producers Association


  1. ^ Knowledge Guide, British Egg Information Service, retrieved 4 September 2009.
  2. ^ Lion Code of Practice, retrieved 4 September 2009.

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