CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As many Americans gather to share good food and company, Eggland's Best has joined forces with American Humane Association to urge consumers to choose humane food products that are nutritionally superior and affordable this holiday season.
Eggland's Best was recently featured at American Humane Association's Congressional Briefing on "The Humane Table," which celebrated American farmers and ranchers who provide safe, abundant, affordable and humanely raised foods under ethical, commonsense and scientifically demonstrated standards.
"As the only food brand asked to present, Eggland's Best illustrated how food companies can provide healthy, humane, safe and affordable products to the American people," said Dr. Robin Ganzert, President and CEO of American Humane Association. "Their pledge to support humane animal care serves as encouragement for other food companies to follow in their footsteps."
Eggland's Best implements a strict quality assurance program on all the farms they work with across the country. They also feed their hens an all-vegetarian diet consisting of healthy grains, sea kelp, canola oil and vitamins. This proprietary hen feed results in an egg that contains 25 percent less saturated fat, four times the vitamin D, 10 times the vitamin E and twice the amount of omega-3 fatty acids when compared to ordinary eggs. And, Eggland's Best large eggs contain only 60 calories and stay fresher longer than ordinary eggs.
"We hold our egg producers to the highest standards and are proud to pledge our commitment to humane farming practices," said Charlie Lanktree, President and CEO of Eggland's Best.
"American Humane Association would like to thank Eggland's Best for their participation at the 'Humane Table' congressional briefing and for Charlie Lanktree's contribution to the conference," said Dr. Ganzert. "Not only are we thrilled to know that Eggland's Best is truly dedicated to the humane care of animals, we are grateful for their donation to the D.C. community this holiday season."
With the season of giving upon us, Eggland's Best contributed food donations to the D.C. Central Kitchen, alongside other major food companies, to help set a humane table for families in need this Thanksgiving. The donation demonstrated American Humane Association members' commitment to both animals and people.
"Eggland's Best focuses on the safe, healthy and affordable products and we are excited to create a strong partnership with Eggland's Best for many years to come," said Dr. Ganzert.
For more information on American Humane Association, visit http://www.americanhumane.org.
For more information about Eggland's Best eggs, visit www.egglandsbest.com.
About Eggland's Best Eggs
Eggland's Best (EB) is the No. 1 branded egg in the U.S. and is an excellent source of B2, B5 and Riboflavin. EB eggs have four times the Vitamin D, more than double the Omega-3, 10 times the Vitamin E and 25 percent less saturated fat than ordinary eggs.
The distinctive "EB" stamp on the shell, assures consumers and food service customers that the eggs meet the highest production standards. Eggland's Best has also been awarded as Product of the Year in the egg category by Product of the Year USA. Eggland's Best hens are fed a strictly controlled, high-quality, all-vegetarian diet, which results in a better tasting, more nutritious and fresher egg. EB eggs are available in medium, large, extra-large, jumbo, cage-free, organic, hard-cooked, liquid egg whites, and are certified as Kosher. For more information, visit www.egglandsbest.com.
About American Humane Association and the American Humane Certified™ program
American Humane Association is the country's first national humane organization and the only one dedicated to protecting both children and animals. Since 1877, American Humane Association has been at the forefront of virtually every major advance in protecting children, pets and farm animals from cruelty, abuse and neglect. Today we're also leading the way in understanding the human-animal bond and its role in therapy, medicine and society. American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. You can help make a difference, too. Visit American Humane Association at www.americanhumane.org today.
American Humane Association was founded in 1877 on the issue of farm animal welfare, and created the American Humane Certified™ program, the first and largest independent, third-party humane farm animal welfare certification and audit program. The more than 200 species-specific, science-based standards of the American Humane Certified program cover everything from adequate space to air quality, heat and lighting, humane treatment, and the ability of animals to express natural behaviors, and were built on the internationally accepted values of the Five Freedoms, created by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, as well as input from animal science experts, veterinarians and other animal husbandry specialists. The program's standards are reviewed regularly by a Scientific Advisory Committee made up of some of the world's leading experts and animal advocates For 138 years American Humane Association has worked positively and collaboratively with farmers, ranchers, animal advocates, and the American public as a moderate, mainstream voice to create solutions that work for animals and people.
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