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Egg Nutrition Consortium Established

02 November 2012

GLOBAL - The International Egg Council (IEC) is endorsing the set up of an 'International Egg Nutrition Consortium' with the aim of forming a global communications network of egg nutrition professionals.

This initiative was the idea of the Egg Nutrition Center in the USA and represents a real step forward in communication within the global egg industry.

Several countries already have some form of health / nutrition expertise to provide educational information and counsel on the health benefits of eggs. The level of support ranges from a fully staffed nutrition research center in the USA (The Egg Nutrition Center), to countries that employ external consultants on an as-needed basis.

The development of an International Egg Nutrition Consortium will provide members with a vehicle for sharing health, nutrition, and research advice and information. It would make it easier to share resources, and prevent unnecessary re-development of existing materials. Having contacts in different countries could be helpful when dealing with government regulations, refuting misinformation, or providing new or existing research information that might not otherwise be readily available.

An International Egg Nutrition Consortium would be useful for:

  • Sharing ideas/resources
  • Research
  • Educational programs
  • Providing input/information in a crisis
  • Avoiding duplication/replication of materials
  • Identifying international experts

As a first step, the Consortium is identifying the health/nutrition experts who support the egg industry in various countries. From there we can start to have regular communications between the experts and develop a dedicated section of the IEC website.

Already in its first few weeks, over 20 countries from the around the world have agreed to take part in the initiative.

If you would like to join or for more information contact the IEC office:

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