AEB Takes Seat On USAPEEC Board; Highlights Early Successes And 2017 Export Plans   

Park Ridge, IL (December 16, 2016)  —  An important milestone in advancing the American Egg Board's (AEB's) priority to build export markets and demand for U.S. eggs and egg products, this week, AEB was formally welcomed by the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) at its Winter Meeting as both a new Commodity Member and as a Director on the USAPEEC Board.   

Anne Alonzo, AEB President & CEO, and new USAPEEC Board Member, noted, “Exports is one of the key strategic growth pillars in AEB's new 2017 Strategic Plan. Joining our partner, USAPEEC, as a member of its prestigious Board and working closely with my counterpart, USAPEEC President Jim Sumner, is an important milestone in powerfully advancing our mutual goal of expanding egg market share in key markets. After all, 96% of the world’s population doesn’t live here, and we look forward to sharing our nutrition-packed, affordable and high-quality USA eggs with new customers in new markets.”  

At the AEB/USAPEEC Egg Members Breakfast, egg producers learned of early deliverables by both organizations, including gathering egg export market intelligence, readout of successful egg missions to foreign markets, as well as training USAPEEC Country Directors.

Key egg research is currently underway looking at USA eggs' food safety, nutritional quality and functionality. Additionally, AEB’s noteworthy best practices and learnings, earned over many years working with U.S. Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) and Food Service, as well as its iconic “Incredible Egg’ marketing materials will be repurposed and transferred for export success. A 2017 Egg Industry Export Program will be released in January 2017.


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