Edwina Currie: ‘no regrets’ over egg salmonella scare comments 25 years ago

In 1988, then junior UK health minister Edwina Currie warned the British public that most of the egg production in the UK was affected by Salmonella. The ramifications were colossal, causing egg sales to plummet.

Almost 25 years after her comments on Salmonella caused UK egg sales to implode, Edwina Currie has told The Grocer she had no regrets. While admitting she would have modified her words, in an exclusive video interview Currie said: “The basis of the warning was entirely sound.