|Printable version||E-mail this to a friend|
Eggs: how the EU is keeping them safe and healthy
Decorating eggs is one of Europe's most cherished Easter traditions, but are the eggs we buy safe? The European Parliament has worked on different laws to ensure hens and their eggs are healthy. This includes a ban on the use of battery cages for hens and the use of the egg code to inform shoppers how an egg was produced. Watch our video for more information.
Some seven million tonnes of eggs are produced in the EU every year. France, Italy and Germany are the biggest producers and the main markets are Japan, Switzerland and the US.
The average Europeans eats about 200 eggs a year. Not only are eggs rich in protetin, they can also be used in anything from cosmetics to vaccines and glue.
Latest News from
Publication of Foreign Exchange Global Code of Conduct26/05/2017 13:10:00
The European System of Central Banks (ESCB) welcomes the publication of the Foreign Exchange Global Code of Conduct (Code) and related adherence mechanisms material.
Commission debates future of European defence25/05/2017 16:10:00
Feeding into the discussion on the future direction of the EU at 27, the Commission has held an orientation debate on the future of European defence.
Increased EU support for regions affected by natural disasters25/05/2017 15:05:00
On 24 May 2017, the Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional deal offering regions hit by natural disasters a significant increase in EU support.
EU announces new aid for natural disasters for Latin America and the Caribbean at UN Conference25/05/2017 13:44:00
The EC has announced new funding of €14.3m to support countries affected by natural disasters and invest in disaster risk reduction and resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017.