The American Egg Board (AEB), home to The Incredible Egg, is passionate about representing the interests of America’s egg farmers. AEB connects America’s egg farmers with consumers and receives funding from a national legislative checkoff on all egg production from companies with more than 75,000 hens in the continental United States.
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is a multi-faceted government agency with a broad mission that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities.
Biosecurity reflects a variety of measures and best practices relied on by U.S. egg farmers to assure hens are healthy and to prevent disease from entering egg farms. Click below to watch and learn more.
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. The Center for Disease Control is one of the major components of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply is a multi-stakeholder group of leading animal welfare scientists, academic institutions, non-government organizations, egg suppliers, and restaurant/foodservice and food retail companies. CSES evaluated various laying hen housing environments and found benefits and trade-offs with each type of housing.
The Egg Nutrition Center (ENC) is the science and nutrition education division of the American Egg Board (AEB), a national checkoff program on all egg farms with more than 75,000 hens. ENC sponsors health-related scientific research that is primarily focused on eggs. ENC’s nutrition health experts also monitor scientific findings and regulatory developments and serve as a resource for health practitioners needing current nutrition information to share with their patients.
The Egg Industry Center is focused on providing value to the U.S. Egg Industry through information dissemination and collaborative research efforts.
The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The Food and Drug Administration is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The FDA Egg Safety Rule requires preventive measures on farms during egg production, as well as refrigeration during storage and transportation. Playing it Safe with Eggs states fresh eggs must be handled carefully to avoid the possibility of foodborne illness.
The Food Market Institute (FMI) works with and on behalf of the food entire industry to advance a safer, healthier and more efficient consumer food supply chain.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in USDA responsible for ensuring the nation’s commercial supply of meat, poultry and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) was created in 2000 as an initiative of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a global industry network working to build consumers’ trust in the food they buy – no matter where their food has come from, nor where in the world they live – by improving food safety management practices.