Egg ban row
PUBLISHED: 10:45 20 December 2011 | UPDATED: 08:38 28 March 2014
Dec 20, 2011: The Government has come under attack for failing to do enough to stop illegal egg imports once a ban on battery cages comes into force on January 1.
Some countries have failed to abide by the new EU?rule, and could profit from supplying cheap, illegal eggs, particularly ones used in food.
Farming Minister Jim Paice promised ‘tough action’ to prevent eggs produced in battery cages being sold in the UK. But measures he announced fell short of those demanded by the egg industry.