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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 08 October 2015

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Thursday 8th October 2015.
Alice Mitchell - ThePoultrySite Editor

Alice Mitchell

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Happy World Egg Day!

World Egg Day takes place tomorrow (Friday 9 October), and is marked by egg organisations with events all over the globe, celebrating this valuable and versatile food.

Established by the International Egg Commission (IEC) in 1996, World Egg Day was created to promote the benefits of eggs internationally.

Cesar de Anda, Chairman of the IEC said: “The egg is one of the most important foods globally and its significance should not be overlooked! The most important source of high quality protein, the egg is perfect for sustainable development; the industry can feed a growing population, the egg is incredible.”

In the UK, British Egg Week has been organised to coincide with the event. A OnePoll survey has been released as part of the week, showing that 80 per cent of UK shoppers regularly buy free range eggs.

Myles Thomas of the Love Free Range Eggs campaign said: “It’s great news to see that such a huge amount of people are now looking for free range eggs regularly or every time they shop. Free range egg producers work really hard to produce a great-tasting egg which is nutritious, safe to eat and has fantastic welfare benefits for the hens that lay them.”

The campaign also produced two videos to show consumers a day in the life of a free range chicken and an egg farmer – read more here.

Meanwhile in Australia, the government is holding a consultation over how to define free range eggs, to help improve consumer confidence in the label – read more.

Another celebration taking place in honour of World Egg Day is in Canada, where Egg Farmers of Canada have been counting down the reasons to be thankful for eggs. The organisation has been sharing recipes and encouraging consumers to celebrate eggs on social media. Egg lovers’ favourite recipes also feature in New Zealand’s celebration of the event, with Carbonara coming out on top as the nation’s favourite eggy dinner option.

Hungary, Bangladesh and Malaysia are marking the special day with industry discussions and exhibitions, whilst organisations and companies in other countries, such as Nigeria and Brazil, are holding activities for children and egg tasting events to show consumers how they can fit eggs into a healthy diet.

These are just some of the events taking place – find out more about events in Spanish-speaking countries on our sister site ElSitioAvicola here.

Happy World Egg Day to all our readers!

~ Alice

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