CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Eggland's Best (EB) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) marked a historic occasion as they commemorated the 30 billionth USDA-certified Eggland's Best egg during a private event in Washington D.C on Tuesday, September 18, attended by key personnel from the USDA, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Eggland's Best. To help put the immensity of this notable milestone into perspective, 30 billion USDA-approved eggs would circle Earth 38 times!
It's no surprise that EB has reached the 30 billionth milestone. As the country's #1 egg, Eggland's Best eggs are produced by approved, licensed farms located throughout the United States, and are delivered fresh to local supermarkets. Independent testing published in the Journal of Applied Poultry Research has also confirmed that Eggland's Best eggs stay fresher longer than ordinary eggs.
"At Eggland's Best, we hold our eggs to the strictest production and safety standards," said Charlie Lanktree, President and CEO of Eggland's Best. "Our 30 billionth USDA-approved egg is a testament to our commitment to providing the highest quality egg possible with superior nutrition, taste and freshness."
The egg grading requirements for Eggland's Best eggs are actually more stringent than the USDA's standards. Compared to USDA grading of regular eggs, Eggland's Best eggs require a higher level of quality, and fewer cracks. In fact, Grade A specifications for Eggland's Best eggs are more stringent than standard Grade AA specifications for regular eggs.
As part of the Eggland's Best 27-point quality and freshness program, they conduct more than 45,000 tests every year to ensure that the freshness, nutrition and quality standards of EB eggs are not only met, but exceeded. EB also provides its hens a high-quality feed that contains superior levels of vitamins and minerals compared to ordinary hen feed, with no animal by-products or fat.
"This is such an incredible achievement and I am proud to partner with Eggland's Best," said Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner. "Eggland's Best eggs are delicious and have higher levels of essential vitamins and nutrients when compared to ordinary eggs, which is why they are the only eggs I recommend to my clients and serve my family."
Compared to ordinary eggs, EB eggs contain six times more vitamin D, 25% less saturated fat, more than double the Omega-3s, ten times more vitamin E and more than double the vitamin B12. EB eggs are also an excellent source of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and vitamin B5. EB's superior nutritional profile is due to its proprietary all-vegetarian hen feed that contains healthy grains, canola oil and a wholesome supplement of rice bran, alfalfa, sea kelp and Vitamin E.
Eggland's Best eggs have been the recipient of more than 100 awards and honors for the product's superior taste, nutrition, freshness, and variety. For more information on Eggland's Best eggs and delicious recipes, visit www.egglandsbest.com.
About Eggland's Best Eggs
Eggland's Best (EB) is the #1 branded egg in the U.S. and is an excellent source of vitamins D, B12, E, B5 and riboflavin. EB eggs have six times more vitamin D, more than double the Omega-3s, 10 times more vitamin E and 25% less saturated fat than ordinary eggs. Independent testing has also confirmed that Eggland's Best eggs stay fresher longer than ordinary eggs. The distinctive "EB" stamp on the shell assures consumers and food service customers that EB eggs meet the highest production and safety standards.
Due to the product's superior taste, nutrition, freshness, and variety, Eggland's Best eggs have won over 100 awards & honors. Eggland's Best was voted "America's Most Trusted Egg Brand" by American shoppers in the BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards, "America's Most Recommended™ Eggs" by women in the Women's Choice Awards, and "Product of the Year." In addition, Eggland's Best has received numerous awards and honors from such trusted publications as Prevention Magazine, Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Taste of Home, Women's Health, and many others.
Eggland's Best's hens are fed a strictly controlled, proprietary, high-quality all-vegetarian diet, which results in a better tasting, more nutritious egg that stays fresher longer. EB shell eggs are available in large, extra-large, jumbo, cage free, and organic varieties. EB also offers hard-cooked, cage free hard-cooked, organic hard-cooked, liquid egg whites, deviled egg kits, hard-cooked snacks, and is certified Kosher. For more information, visit www.egglandsbest.com.
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