A new national egg marketing cooperative, Certified Egg Products Inc., has been formed to help members market United Egg Producers’ Certified egg products to food service, retail, restaurant chain customers, and food manufacturing customers.

Founding members of the co-op are Creighton Brothers, LLC, Atwood, Ind.; Hickman’s Family Farms, Buckeye, Ariz.; Layers Inc., Dubois, Ind.; National Food Corp., Everett, Wash.; Rose Acre Farms, Seymour, Ind.; and Willamette Egg Farms, Canby, Ore. Membership is open to other UEP Certified egg producer/processors that are approved for membership.

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“Our certified egg products are in demand by our customers,” says Marcus Rust, an owner of Rose Acre and chairman of Certified Egg Products’ board of directors. “We will now be able to serve our customers will a full line of certified products at strategic points across the country.”