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What you need to know about egg labels

By Elizabeth Poisson Poultry Times staff

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — According to, the eggs that have labels on them indicate that they came from farms that follow the United Egg Producers certified or the United Egg Producers certified cage-free guidelines. This guarantees ideal hen welfare.

An independent Scientific Advisory Council establishes the guidelines, and they are updated continuously to better the production of eggs. Certified egg producers must undergo annual audits at random by independent auditors. At least 25 percent of layer houses are audited every year.

The UEP notes the following as descriptions of the various labels found on egg cartons:

American Humane. . .

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