Eggs-cuse me

Started by: i-spy (15034) 

But does anybody know why large eggs are so small these days.
Medium are plentiful but look the same size while actual small seem to have vanished.
Is there a new egg man doing the measuring.

Started: 6th Jan 2021 at 11:26

Posted by: jo anne (34172) 

I’ve asked a hen and they said it could be a relative measure, I-Spy.

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 11:53

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

Don't - you'll have me cracking up

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 12:32

Posted by: jo anne (34172) 

Sorry, I-Spy

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 12:47

Posted by: jo anne (34172) 

I hope the table proves useful, I-Spy.

(Just watch your eggs don’t roll off.)

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 12:53

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

Does that chart mean that there really is an egg man.?

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 13:26

Posted by: jo anne (34172) 

The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) was set up in 1986 to be the authoritative organisation of the British egg industry. BEIC is recognised by Government and Parliament as the representative voice of the UK egg industry.

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 13:36

Posted by: jo anne (34172) 

Unless you're purchasing your eggs from a very small, local producer, you'll probably notice a small lion stamped on each of your eggs. The British Lion food safety mark appears on around 90% of UK eggs, meaning they have been produced within the lion scheme and abide by a set code of conduct.

How a Lion Saved the UK Egg Industry
The Lion had been a popular and well recognised mark since the 1960s but the 1998 re-launch included one significant change: all Lion eggs were laid by hens that had been vaccinated against salmonella.

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 14:24

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

Well I never...

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 16:01

Posted by: jo anne (34172) 

I-Soy, there is another measure but it could be tricky with social distancing:

Replied: 9th Jan 2021 at 10:10

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

Sounds fun we should get some WW volunteers when we are bug free

Replied: 10th Jan 2021 at 18:05

Posted by: jo anne (34172) 

Something to look forward to!

Farmers aim to end Britain’s obsession with large eggs (Oct’18):

The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) is launching a campaign to show consumers that hens naturally lay a range of sizes …

… and a change in buying habits would be better for hens and farmers.

“… buying medium or mixed weight boxes of eggs which contain medium and large eggs supports what hens lay naturally.”

Replied: 10th Jan 2021 at 19:01

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

I'm not revisiting the subject of double yolks

Replied: 10th Jan 2021 at 19:27

Posted by: riocaroni (341)

I have had several double yolkers lately, always buy extra large eggs from Clunans in the market.

Replied: 16th Jan 2021 at 13:48

Posted by: bentlegs (4848)

I was employed to stamp the lion on eggs buti was a bit heavy handed , I got the sack.

Replied: 9th Feb 2021 at 16:24

Posted by: ena malcup (1454) 

I know the feeling.

I did not last long in the police

Got introduced to a fellow they said was the sooper
So, I ordered leak and potato!

Replied: 26th May 2022 at 19:13

Posted by: linma (2776)

Years ago I had a fruit/veg shop in Croston and bought eggs from a local supplier and on a few occasions had eggs with three yolks. Nowadays a friend has her own free range chucks, they’re only bantams, but there superb eggs.

Replied: 27th May 2022 at 06:37

Posted by: davey (262)

I used to live in Croston, there was a fruit and veg shop down Station Road called the veg patch, I think it was run by Bob Potter.
I get my eggs from John Leighs, they have just gone up to two pound a tray for 30 eggs still a bargain though.

Replied: 11th Jun 2022 at 18:22

Posted by: linma (2776)

Davey my shop was down Meadow Lane.

Replied: 13th Jun 2022 at 14:00

Posted by: ena malcup (1454) 

Very large size eggs appear to have disappeared from supermarket shelves now.

My local Asda stopped selling them a month or two back.
Tesco, on last two visits had shelf space labelled for them, but zero stock.

Replied: 4th Jul 2022 at 15:13

Posted by: riocaroni (341)

I always buy eggs from clunans in the market hall, quite often get double yolkers.

Replied: 15th Jul 2022 at 14:33

Posted by: PeterP (9475)

Even Duck eggs seem smaller and at one time the shell was that thick it was easier to crack if you tapped it all round and pierced part of the shell with a knife. Now you can break them open by just tapping the egg on the side of the frying pan

Replied: 17th Jul 2022 at 17:31


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