Would you like to be a member of our research panel? Join here - there's (nearly) always a great incentive offered for your views.

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! We're allowed runny eggs!

(38 Posts)
justonesherryformedicinalpurpo Thu 07-Jan-16 20:00:08

I saw my my midwife yesterday who informed me as long as eggs have the red lion stamped onto the shell then it is safe to have runny!

Thought I'd share for those desperate for a runny egg!

I've not researched this though, I only know this based on what mw said.

sepa Thu 07-Jan-16 20:04:46

I have been eating runny eggs anyway! Lol. Least now I don't have to feel 'slightly guilty' about it grin

Floppityflop Thu 07-Jan-16 20:05:10

I believe this is because they are from British chickens vaccinated against salmonella.

Scoopmuckdizzy Thu 07-Jan-16 20:09:44

Yes! This made my day when I found out.

justonesherryformedicinalpurpo Thu 07-Jan-16 20:23:05

You can guess what I had for part of my dinner after finding out!

lljkk Thu 07-Jan-16 20:24:20

oh FFS. I think I ate them anyway back in the day.

justonesherryformedicinalpurpo Thu 07-Jan-16 20:41:42

Many mums, especially first time mums I imagine, tend to follow the do and don'ts we're given when pregnant. So if I'm told no runny eggs then I won't. So this is big news for me! as I was told not to with my first.

Runningupthathill82 Thu 07-Jan-16 20:42:28

This isn't a big announcement. This crops up in Every. Single. Thread. on food during pregnancy.
And you are "allowed" to eat whatever you like...

seven201 Thu 07-Jan-16 20:45:21

I found this out (from here I think) when I was 8 weeks pregnant (now 16 weeks) and it made me so so happy. I love dippy eggs and soldiers!. I won't have a runny egg whilst out (could ask if lion stamped though).

SnackPlease Thu 07-Jan-16 20:49:04

Old news. I've been enjoying dippy eggs throughout this and previous pregnancy. may have had a cheeky lick of the spoon whilst baking a cake too

justonesherryformedicinalpurpo Thu 07-Jan-16 21:05:05

The "big announcement" was light hearted. But ah never mind it's big to me and perhaps others too!

All hail lion stamped eggs!

Runner05 Fri 08-Jan-16 12:53:00

You just made me very happy. I've been desperate for eggs and soldiers for days now grin

FlyByNightSky Fri 08-Jan-16 12:58:55

I don't even eat eggs and I knew this - I thought it was common knowledge confused

Wasn't there a big deal made of it when the Lion Mark was first introduced or something?

LibrariesGaveUsP0wer Fri 08-Jan-16 13:55:16

Glad you are pleased. smile

But fairly sure it was true when I had my eldest and she's nearly 7.

Raxacoricofallapatorius Fri 08-Jan-16 13:58:22

It is commonly discussed on here. My eldest is 8 and it was mentioned regularly when she was in utero.

However, it's news to you op and good news too. Enjoy!

VivaHate Fri 08-Jan-16 14:44:53

2 weeks ago at my first appointment, my midwife said "no runny eggs".

I'm going to have them for tea tonight after reading this grin

timelytess Fri 08-Jan-16 14:48:00

I used to have raw eggs in a milkshake when I was pregnant and breastfeeding. With honey and brewers yeast. Those were the days.

justonesherryformedicinalpurpo Fri 08-Jan-16 15:37:03

Wow I can't believe how widely known it is! My last pregnancy, not even a year ago, I was told no runny egss by mw and all friends and family and the same mw now tells me I can have them... yet others have been having them runny for years! Bizarre!

Glad for those who also didn't realise grin and thank you raxa and libraries

Wow timelytess not sure what to make of that.. was it out of choice!?

LibrariesGaveUsP0wer Fri 08-Jan-16 15:51:33

NHS pregnancy food advice gives me the angry. The official advice is still no runny eggs because of the salmonella risk. Yet vaccinating hens started about 1998 I think. Now, I am sure it took a while for the effects to be measured, and efficacy established. But that's 18 years ago. That's a whole person-who-can-vote ago grin

Enjoy your eggs OP (Just remember, no runny eggs from domestic chickens. Most people who just keep half a dozen in the back garden don't vaccinate).

Mslg Fri 08-Jan-16 15:54:18

Runny as in a barely boiled egg (runny egg white as well as the yolk)? I always have them with the white cooked through and the yellow slightly runny. I presumed that was alright!

PamBagnallsGotACollage Fri 08-Jan-16 15:57:12

Some people already knew this OP. Why didn't you?! How dare you be excited about something that is news to you but not to others. And how dare you repeat something that has been written in other threads even if you have clearly never read them.

Sort yourself out love. wink

justonesherryformedicinalpurpo Fri 08-Jan-16 16:12:48

Ha pambag tell me about it! Love your comment, it is hilarious!

I have them the same way as you mslg but was told the whole egg had to be cooked through with previous pg!

CityMole Fri 08-Jan-16 16:45:10

One of my big cravings has been for eggs florentine, and I love having the yolk a bit runny, so that it can run into the spinach, mmmm.

The 'safe in lion stamped eggs' view has been around for quite a while, but it's not officially publicised still by certain channels. Proof if ever it was needed that a significant chunk of the advice pregnant women receive is based on very little science and on risks that are hugely and inversely disproportionate to the nature of advice given.

There also seems to have been a shift in the decade or so towards

1. people seeking to tell pregnant women what they should or should not be doing with their body (often based on rather strange 'evidence', or based on advice that has its genesis in the States, where the highly litigious environment means that doctors HAVE to say 'avoid pretty much everything that might ever have caused a baby to even hiccup' or else their insurers will not cover them; and
2. a kind of self imposed, almost gleeful, martyrdom amongst certain pregnant women about the sheer lengths they are having to go to, in order to keep their fetus 'safe'. When frankly, for certain personality types, enjoying a little bit of what you fancy once a fortnight (or whatever your own personal barometer is set at) is probably going to deliver you a much more chilled baby at term.

This article is old, but science has not made any remarkable breakthroughs since it was published, so the debate remains relevant. www.theguardian.com/society/2007/may/29/health.medicineandhealth

PamBagnallsGotACollage Fri 08-Jan-16 20:18:55

Justonesherry, grinone of the things I can't stand on here is, 'urgh, there's been a thread about this!' Has there? Well, why did you open this one?

Enjoy your runny eggs. I didn't have them with my first 4 years ago and then discovered this year, with my second, that I could. I was as excited as you.

MetalMidget Fri 08-Jan-16 20:41:29

I didn't know, all the stuff I'd read said no runny eggs at all! \o/

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now