Vitamins, minerals, protein and antioxidants, all wrapped in a shell
May 21, 2018

If you’re looking for healthy foods, full of vitamins, minerals, protein and antioxidants, you can’t do much better than eggs.  The protein in eggs is the highest-quality protein found in any food, according to the American Egg Board. But it’s not just protein, eggs are full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that provide a number of

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Egg Farmers Care for the Environment
January 12, 2018

Egg farmers work hard to care for their hens and care for the environment.  Over the last 50 years, advancements in egg farming have led to healthier hens and a reduced environment footprint.   Hens are living longer due to improved nutrition, disease control, and housing while producing 27% more eggs than in 1960! Farmers continue

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Celebrate World Egg Day on October 13!
October 9, 2017

Small but powerful, eggs are an international sensation. On World Egg Day Oct. 13, events around the globe will celebrate the nutritious goodness of eggs – and the families who produce them. Eggs play a vital role in feeding people around the world, in both developed and developing countries. Providing excellent hen care is a

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Happy World Egg Day! Keep your celebrations safe and delicious
October 14, 2016

World Egg Day is October 14, 2016 and is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of eggs, in countries all around the world! In 1966, the International Egg Commission established the second Friday in October as World  Egg Day. Eggs are part of a wide variety of foods, and you can find 

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Updated Q&A on Avian Influenza
May 21, 2015

Despite egg farmers rigorous biosecurity efforts avian influenza has been found on commercial egg farms in the U.S. Egg farmers continue to be vigilant in biosecurity measures to limit the spread of the disease.  It’s important to note avian influenza cannot be transmitted through safely handled and properly cooked eggs.  The strains of AI that

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Avian Influenza: America’s Egg Farmers Share the Facts
April 22, 2015

  By Chad Gregory, President and CEO, United Egg Producers U.S. egg farmers continue to be concerned about the threat of avian influenza (AI) to their flocks and to the egg industry, especially the newly confirmed findings of AI on commercial egg farms. The strains of AI that have been found in the US are

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Here’s to the Egg!
October 10, 2014

World Egg Day is observed annually on the second Friday of October as decreed by the International Egg Commission almost 20 years ago. It’s a global celebration as diverse as the wide array of uses for the egg itself.

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Celebrating World Egg Day Around the Globe
October 11, 2013

Happy World Egg Day! Since 1996, countries around the globe have celebrated World Egg Day each year on the second Friday in October.  World Egg Day was created by the International Egg Commission (IEC) to help raise awareness about the amazing benefits of eggs, and a central segment of our agriculture economy.

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White House Easter Egg Roll
March 15, 2013

Easter is a wonderful time of year for everyone who loves eggs, including the First family! The White House Easter Egg Roll is a tradition that dates back to 1878. Originally, young children in Washington, DC, would flock to Capitol Hill every Monday after Easter for egg rolling and a day of activities. It wasn’t

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On the Menu: Labeling Reminds Consumers of Potential Foodborne Illness
March 6, 2013

One of my favorite breakfast restaurants is J. Christopher’s. If you haven’t been to one, you have to go! My plate of choice is their Eggs Christopher: two poached eggs, smoked turkey, bacon and sliced tomato on top of an English muffin with Hollandaise sauce. YUM!!! While searching the menu of your favorite breakfast restaurant

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