is a one-stop shop for updates, facts and answers about Avian Influenza (AI), provided by American Egg Board, Egg Industry Center and United Egg Producers

American Egg Board 

The American Egg Board (AEB) connects America’s egg farmers with consumers, communicates the value of The incredible edible egg™ 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.

Egg Business Facts 

shares information on U.S. egg production.

Incredible Edible Egg 

has recipes and information on health and nutrition.

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association 

membership includes producers and processors of broilers, turkeys, ducks, eggs, and breeding stock, as well as allied companies


UEP “5-Star” Egg Safety Program is a voluntary program of United Egg Producers. “5-Star” goes beyond FDA Egg Safety Rule requirements to provide egg farmers with a comprehensive, dependable safety program from the farm through processing.

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.

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Systems 

is an FDA-endorsed management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw food production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the final product.

Safe Quality Food (SQF) program 

is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and managed by Food Marketing Institute (FMI). SQF links primary production certification to food manufacturing, distribution and agent/broker management certification.

Global Food Safety Initiative 

is an industry-driven global collaborative platform to advance food safety.

Food Marketing Institute 

is the voice of food retail with resources to support food safety.

State Egg Quality Assurance Programs 

(EQAP) are organized by some states and based on HACCP principles. Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal found state EQAPs helped reduce Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) incidents within that state.