Several outbreaks of Salmonella linked to Polish eggs and poultry products are being investigated by the Food Standards Agency and UK Health Security Agency.
Polish authorities have found Salmonella at several sites that supplied eggs to the UK. One of these outbreaks has resulted in 47 confirmed cases, with 25 associated with one specific restaurant. A different strain of Salmonella has been linked to 82 cases in connection to bakeries in Cornwall. Food supply chain investigations have suggested that these eggs are from Poland.
Food safety expert, Sterling Crew, has highlighted the food safety benefits of specifying assured British eggs (such as Laid In Britain) and the risks of using imports in webinars with The Highfield Group and The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health in October.