Media Statement: 9TH CIRCUIT ruling on egg labeling

February 28, 2017

Atlanta, Ga. (February 28, 2017): The below statement can be attributed in its entirety to Chad Gregory, president, United Egg Producers, regarding the 9th Circuit ruling on egg labeling:

“United Egg Producers (UEP) and its members welcomed the decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on egg carton labeling, which recognizes that authority for food labeling should reside with USDA and FDA.

“Providing excellent care of their hens, while producing safe, high-quality eggs, is the responsibility and priority of America’s egg farmers. No matter the type of housing used by farmers, egg production and processing is closely regulated by federal and state agencies, to assure eggs are safe for consumers.”