humane treatment of laying hens has always been a priority at Sauder's Quality
why you'll find our products endorsed with the "United Egg Producers Certified"
seal. It's your assurance that Sauder eggs are produced in compliance with United
Egg Producers' Animal Husbandry Guidelines.
and Humane Treatment
have long known that healthy, well-treated hens produce the best eggs - and more
of them. Now, the egg industry's Animal Welfare Guidelines provide clearly defined
best practices in a wide range of areas, such as:
and space allowance - providing the right amount of space to prevent stress from
crowding or aggressive behavior
practices - enabling laying efficiency without jeopardizing hen health
and transportation - preventing discomfort or distress throughout the hen's life
independent Scientific Advisory Committee for Animal Welfare implemented the Animal
Welfare Guidelines in 2002 following a two-year study. The committee, commissioned
by the United Egg Producers, consisted of US Department of Agriculture officials,
university researchers and humane-association members. The guidelines it established
have been reviewed and endorsed by the Food Marketing Institute and the National
Council of Chain Restaurants.
Committed to Best Practices
Sauder's Eggs, we work closely with family farmers in Pennsylvania, Maryland and
Ohio to ensure that their flocks are maintained under the industry's certification
standards. The certified farms that supply our eggs are examined annually by independent
auditors who score them on a rigorous checklist of animal husbandry practices.
Best of Both Worlds
agricultural practices have vastly improved food production efficiency while holding
down the cost of a wholesome, healthy diet. Through our commitment to Animal Welfare
Guidelines, Sauder's Eggs is helping ensure that we maintain a balance between
these highly effective practices and the welfare of the animals we depend upon
for our food.
Animal Welfare Program
here for information on how and why the animal welfare program was developed.
our customer service department if you have further questions about our commitment
to Animal Welfare.