An unnamed egg producer has been fined in Wales for not following Salmonella testing rules.

In September 2023, a case was brought by the Welsh Government against an egg company for non-compliance with Salmonella testing legislation for laying hens. 

Not following these requirements is a criminal offence under the Eggs and Chicks (Wales) Regulations 2010.

The business was fined £1,000 ($1,220) and ordered to pay a £100 ($122) victim surcharge. They were also told to pay £2,121 ($2,600) for prosecution costs.

Upholding egg marketing standards safeguards public health and protects people against falsely described products. It also helps good businesses which abide by the standards, said the Welsh Government.

The government did not provide any further details about the incident when asked by Food Safety News.

Prosecution followed an inspection of the business which found they had failed to test their flock for Salmonella within the prescribed time periods and placed onto the market eggs as Class A table eggs for human consumption. The eggs were of unknown health status and should not have been sold in that way.

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