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New Web Site for Egg Consumers

by 5m Editor
11 August 2008, at 4:35pm

US - United Egg Producers has unveiled a new web site to give consumers the chance to become educated shoppers and learn more about modern egg farming.

United Egg Producers (UEP), a leading trade association representing the majority of US egg farmers, has unveiled UEPCertified.com for consumers.

In its new user-friendly format, UEPCertified.com serves as an informative and educational resource for consumers and those who make egg purchasing decisions. The site also enables visitors to search expanded sections that offer in-depth, behind-the-scenes information about egg farming, its history and safety guidelines.

"Shoppers have many options when it comes to buying eggs and they are looking for the most current information that will help them make an informed decision," said Gene Gregory, UEP president.

"UEPCertified.com helps Americans learn about the dedication of egg farmers, the steps they take to safeguard their products and their commitment to animal welfare under the UEP Certified program," he said.

The United Egg Producers, representing most U.S. egg farms, developed the "UEP Certified" program for cage egg production ... the most comprehensive and progressive animal care program in the U.S. This program was developed out of guidelines established by an independent advisory committee of some of the top animal welfare scientific experts in the U.S. The USDA, the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission have approved the UEP Certified logo.

The International Egg Commission has recognized the program as a model from which to create animal welfare programs in other member countries throughout the world. In addition, the Food Marketing Institute and the National Council of Chain Restaurants also endorse these guidelines.

5m Editor