Eggland’s Best (EB) this week is celebrating the 20 billionth USDA-approved Eggland’s Best egg.
“20 billion approved Eggland’s Best eggs speaks volumes about the brand’s focus on quality, which is something we highly value at the USDA,” says Anne Alonzo, Administrator for the Agricultural Marketing Service of the USDA.
“At Eggland’s Best, we follow the motto ‘Better taste. Better nutrition. Better eggs.’ in order to deliver a better tasting egg to consumers that is also better for them,” says president and CEO Charlie Lanktree. “We hold our eggs to the highest of standards and actually reject more than 600,000 eggs a day because they do not meet our strict requirements to receive the EB stamp.”
They also stay fresher longer according to a recent independent study from the Journal of Applied Poultry Research that rated Eggland’s Best as the leader in egg freshness thanks to the company’s proprietary hen feed and enhanced production processes. The findings were supported by the USDA’s own study that looked at eggs from more than 5,000 supermarkets across the United States.
Eggland’s Best eggs are sold in all 50 states and are produced at more than 50 local farms across the country. Over 50 USDA-approved inspectors a year are utilized to certify Eggland’s Best eggs.