Look for the logo this Pancake Day

Look for the logo this Pancake Day

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Make a real difference this Pancake Day and choose RSPCA Assured labelled eggs.

By looking for the RSPCA Assured logo you know the hens that laid your eggs were inspected to RSPCA welfare standards and weren’t kept in cages. Hens raised on RSPCA Assured farms are kept in barns with plenty of space, perches and nest boxes or in free-range systems with access to an outside range.

Find out more information about what makes eggs from an RSPCA Assured farm different on our hen welfare page.

Just look for the RSPCA Assured logo on the egg box at:

Can't find RSPCA Assured labelled eggs? If your supermarket doesn't stock RSPCA Assured products, you can use our online form and let your supermarket know!

How to make pancakes

Video: https://vimeo.com/154160648
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250ml RSPCA Assured or organic milk
120g plain flour
1 RSPCA Assured labelled egg
Pinch of salt
Butter or flavourless oil

Topping suggestions

Lemon & sugar, banana & chocolate, blueberries & syrup or peanut butter

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Pancake Day facts

  • Pancake Day - or Shrove Tuesday - is on Tuesday 5 March in 2019
  • 'Shrove' is the past tense of the old verb to shrive, which means to confess one’s sins
  • Pancake Day began as a way of using up eggs and flour before fasting for Lent
  • In the UK we use approximately 52 million eggs on Pancake Day, which is 22 million more than a usual day
  • The world’s largest pancake, made in Rochdale, measured 49ft 3in in diameter and weighed 2.95 tonnes
  • The expression “as flat as a pancake” was first recorded in 1761
  • Shrove Tuesday is known as Sprengidagur - or Bursting Day - in Iceland. It's celebrated by eating salted meat and peas until you're ready to burst!

Make RSPCA Assured milk part of your Pancake Day tradition

Thanks to Marks and Spencer, your commitment to buying higher welfare products can now include milk. M&S is the first major retailer to source its fresh milk from RSPCA Assured dairy farms.

Milk carrying the RSPCA Assured logo comes from farms where the cows must have environmental enrichment, such as brushes they can use to groom and scratch themselves.

The cows must also be provided with enough space and bedding so as they can lie down and get up comfortably without injuring themselves.