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A foodie special. Battery farming is banned here. But what about eggs from abroad? We follow the winners and losers of this year's harvest. And how confident can we be that the food we eat is what we think it is.

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29 minutes

Last on

Mon 14 Oct 2013 19:30
BBC One South East

Battery hens used in food products?

Battery hens used in food products?

Battery hens were banned in the UK almost two years ago, but a wide variety of manufactured food such as quiche, cake and ice-cream contain liquid egg. 

 

There are fears that eggs from battery hens could be getting into UK foods this way.

 

Global brands only need to comply with regulations in their own country and do not have to meet the welfare rules of the European Union.

 

Watch the video feature on the BBC News website,

Horse meat scandal 'could happen again'

Horse meat scandal 'could happen again'

A drop in the number of food samples sent for testing could lead to a repeat of the horsemeat scandal, an expert has told BBC Inside Out.

 

Food writer Jay Rayner examines the food standards system to find out how confident we can be that the food we eat is what we think it is. 

 

Read the news story and watch the video feature on the BBC News website.

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterNatalie Graham
ReporterJay Rayner
Series EditorLinda Bell

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