Why Join Us


Laid In Britain is a food safety and hen welfare assurance scheme run by the United Kingdom Egg Producers Association (UKEP) specifically for independent egg producers and retailers who supply locally and regionally. Membership of this scheme ensures they comply with the most stringent health and safety regulations in the market, proving they are a credible source of Salmonella free eggs.

"Not a single Laid in Britain egg has ever tested positive for salmonella"


As one of the largest and the only egg quality assurance scheme in the UK with a flawless track record in salmonella control since official testing began 20 years ago – we aim to help producers market their eggs with total confidence. The Laid in Britain scheme is run by UKEP (United Kingdom Egg Producers Association Ltd) – which is the information and marketing body for Laid in Britain scheme members. UKEP assist and provide industry updates and information on a monthly basis. Eggs produced under the Laid in Britain scheme have a better record of freedom from Salmonella than any other assurance scheme, including Lion eggs.  So join and sell your eggs with confidence!

Vaccinations & Competitive Exclusion

The scheme utilises vaccination against Salmonella, bio security measures and adherence to HACCP Rules which have been approved by the Food Standards Agency and DEFRA scheme members, at the packing station they use.

The Laid In Britain scheme is unique in that hens are given a water/feed supplement (like a series of probiotics) that promotes optimum gut health, by driving out unhealthy pathogens with good bacteria. This has proven to be effective not only against Salmonella, but coliforms and other pathogens.

This belt & braces approach is what helps to keep Laid In Britain hens healthy and gives their eggs a flawless safety record.

Quality Assurance with total confidence.