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Quality Assurance

Our Mark of Excellence

Food Safety Requirements

PA Preferred

Caged Hens/Eggs

Cage-Free Hens/Eggs

Organic Eggs




The humane treatment of laying hens has always been a priority at Sauder's Quality Eggs.


That's why you'll find our products endorsed with the "United Egg Producers Certified" seal. It's your assurance that Sauder eggs are produced in compliance with United Egg Producers' Animal Husbandry Guidelines.

Healthy and Humane Treatment


Farmers have long known that healthy, well-treated hens produce the best eggs - and more of them. Now, the egg industry's Animal Welfare Guidelines provide clearly defined best practices in a wide range of areas, such as:

  • Housing and space allowance - providing the right amount of space to prevent stress from crowding or aggressive behavior
  • Production practices - enabling laying efficiency without jeopardizing hen health
  • Handling and transportation - preventing discomfort or distress throughout the hen's life cycle.

Scientifically based standards


An independent Scientific Advisory Committee for Animal Welfare implemented the Animal Welfare Guidelines in 2002 following a two-year study. The committee, commissioned by the United Egg Producers, consisted of US Department of Agriculture officials, university researchers and humane-association members. The guidelines it established have been reviewed and endorsed by the Food Marketing Institute and the National Council of Chain Restaurants.

Farmers Committed to Best Practices


At Sauder's Eggs, we work closely with family farmers in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio to ensure that their flocks are maintained under the industry's certification standards. The certified farms that supply our eggs are examined annually by independent auditors who score them on a rigorous checklist of animal husbandry practices. 

The Best of Both Worlds


Modern agricultural practices have vastly improved food production efficiency while holding down the cost of a wholesome, healthy diet. Through our commitment to Animal Welfare Guidelines, Sauder's Eggs is helping ensure that we maintain a balance between these highly effective practices and the welfare of the animals we depend upon for our food. 


The Animal Welfare Program


  • Click here for information on how and why the animal welfare program was developed.                                                                                         


E-mail our customer service department if you have further questions about our commitment to Animal Welfare.

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