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The Survival Guide to Food, the series of six 10-minute programmes on avoiding food poisoning that BBC1 screened last autumn, may have put the public straight but it made no friends with the UK Egg Producers' Association, which complained that one programme focusing on the safety of eggs was unjust or unfair. Hard-boiled is okay and vulnerable people should watch the egg-timer carefully, the programme suggested; though it upset the UKEP with a scientist's statement on the link between Salmonella and eggs. Whereupon the Broadcasting Complaints Commission was contacted, and 10 months and much scientific consultation later, we have its result. The Salmonella link was overstated.