All our SPAR brand fresh shell eggs sold in Great Britain are Lion Quality Standard and in Northern Ireland they are Bord Bia Irish Food Board Standard

We currently provide customers with a range of shell eggs under the SPAR brand, all of which are Lion Quality Standard in Great Britain or Bord Bia Irish Food Board standard in Northern Ireland. 

All shell eggs that carry the British Lion mark have been produced under the stringent requirements of the British Lion Code of Practice which ensures the highest standards of food safety. The code covers the entire production chain and ensures strict food safety controls including the guarantee that all hens are vaccinated against salmonella and a ‘passport’ system ensuring that all hens, shell eggs and feed are fully traceable.

Animal welfare is important to us and to our customers. We are committed to working responsibly in this area and to continue to progress and influence best practice in our supply chain. Working closely with our supplier partners, we will stop selling shell eggs from caged hens by 2025, moving to alternative sourcing methods, such as barns, free range and organic.