AMERICAN EGG BOARD The advertising, research, and promotion organization for the egg industry. The Board is composed of 18 members and 18 alternates. All are egg producers who have been appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture to administer the program on behalf of all egg producers in the 48 contiguous states.
The Board was authorized by the Egg Research and Consumer Information Act passed by the 93rd Congress, The law is "to enable egg producers to establish, finance and carry out its coordinated program of research, producer and consumer education and promotion to improve, maintain and develop markets for eggs, egg products, spent fowl and products of spent fowl." The activities of the American Egg Board are conducted under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Before establishment of the current American Egg Board in 1976, there was a prior organization also known as the American Egg Board which conducted similar activities but was funded primarily by voluntary contributions from egg producers, egg handlers and industry suppliers.
That organization had previously been known as the Poultry and Egg National Board.
The staff of the American Egg Board implements the programs and policies of the Board. Major programs consist of nutrition activities conducted through the Egg Nutrition Center, a national advertising campaign, strong consumer education and foodservice efforts, and collection and compliance functions.
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