Cedar Knolls, N.J., February 3, 2015 The American Vegetarian Association (AVA) has awarded Eggland’s Best eggs their Global Certification for the 11th consecutive year.
The American Vegetarian Association was formed to promote the interests of individuals and organizations involved in the preservation and distribution of vegetarian ideas and products. AVA’s primary goal is to create a widely recognized certification program to allow vegetarian-minded people to make accurate choices when seeking vegetarian options.
The American Vegetarian Association recognizes Eggland’s Best as part of the AVA’s Global Certification Program, which provides consumers with the confidence that they are purchasing the very best vegetarian products. Eggland’s Best’s AVA certification assures vegetarians that they can trust Eggland’s Best’s products to be certified vegetarian based on the highest of standards.
“At Eggland’s Best we are dedicated to producing the highest quality products for consumers and are honored to once again be the only egg certified by the American Vegetarian Association,” says Charlie Lanktree, President and CEO of Eggland’s Best. “We’ve received this certification consistently over the last decade and it is an achievement we strive for every year.”
“At the American Vegetarian Association, we only honor healthy, quality products that meet our strict vegetarian guidelines,” said Len Torine, Executive Director at the American Vegetarian Association. “Eggland’s Best aligns perfectly with what our organization looks for due to their commitment to providing customers with the best quality, taste and nutrition.”
What differentiates Eggland’s Best eggs from ordinary eggs is the proprietary all-vegetarian hen feed, which contains healthy grains, canola oil, and a wholesome supplement of rice bran, alfalfa, and sea kelp
and never contains any animal by-products or animal fat. Due to this proprietary hen feed, Eggland’s Best eggs contain four times more vitamin D, double the omega 3 fatty acids, 25% less saturated fat, and ten times more vitamin E than ordinary eggs.
Along with Eggland’s Best’s superior nutrition, EB eggs also stay fresher longer than ordinary eggs. A recent independent study published in the Journal of Applied Poultry Research found that Eggland’s Best was the leader in egg freshness and that its proprietary vegetarian hen feed and enhanced production processes played a crucial role in creating and maintaining fresh eggs.
Eggland’s Best eggs are available in classic, organic and cage-free varieties. Eggland’s Best eggs are also available in large, extra-large, jumbo, hard cooked and peeled and liquid egg whites varieties.