The BEIC is an inter-professional organisation of 11 trade associations in the UK, which cover all aspects of the egg industry – breeding, hatching, rearing, laying, packing, egg processing and marketing. The British Egg Information Service (BEIS) was set up by the BEIC to provide information and answer questions about eggs, as well as to promote the benefits of Lion eggs. BEIC also finances research and development. BEIC is recognised by Government and Parliament as the representative voice of the UK egg industry. BEIC is funded by a voluntary levy on a number of packers and producer/packers who between them represent more than 90% of egg output in the UK. These ‘Subscribers’ to the BEIC adhere to the ‘Lion’ Code of Practice, which sets higher standards of both hygiene and animal welfare than is currently required by UK or EU law.
BEIC is delighted to support the National Egg & Poultry Awards, to recognise the work individuals and companies do to help drive our industry forward. The egg sector is one of UK agriculture’s success stories, being technically efficient, innovative and responsive to consumer demands.
The British Poultry Council is the trade association for those involved in the production of poultry meat - chicken, turkey, duck, and goose – in the UK. Our member businesses account for nearly 90% or the production in this country and cover whole food chain: breeding hatching growing, slaughter, processing, and packing.
British poultry meat farmers grow nearly a billion birds every year to standards that are among the best in the world. Facing Brexit, British food and confidence in British food producers is more important than ever. BPC members, who do not receive subsidy through the Common Agricultural Policy, are committed to producing safe, wholesome, and nutritious food for Britain.