AEB Promotes "REAL" Eggs


The American Egg Board has announced a promotion for the REAL Eggs™ seal to be applied to packaging by manufacturers indicating that prepared foods contain real eggs.  The seal will also be available for restaurants to use on menus or in advertising.  In order to apply the REAL Eggs seal users must comply with certifications standards:


  • Egg products must be prepared using U.S.-produced eggs processed in a U.S. facility conforming to quality and identity standards specified by USDA.
  • The REAL Eggs™ seal cannot be used on products that use vegetable or legume proteins or their combinations to replace an egg component.

There is no cost associated with using the seal but products must be registered annually following submission of an ingredient list.

The REAL Eggs™ certification seal was introduced in response to the fact that more than 70 percent of consumers want to know what ingredients are in their food purchases and a significant proportion are influenced positively by a “Real” designation of ingredients.