Canadians celebrate World Egg Day

October 11th is World Egg Day, and come rain or shine — or even snow, Canadian farmers are out promoting the business of eggs.

The special day was established at the International Egg Commission conference held at Vienna back in 1996. The celebration occurs on the second Friday of October each year and is meant to raise awareness of the nutritional benefits of eggs and the role they play feeding families across the globe.

This year, Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) have brought on Chef Lynn Crawford to help share the benefits of eggs.

“Egg farmers across the country work year-round to provide us with access to amazing, delicious and nutritious eggs,” says chef Crawford. “I applaud the expertise and commitment of every Canadian egg farmer and I am proud to be able to showcase the important role eggs play in simple, everyday moments, like making a meal for my family. This World Egg Day, let’s honour our local egg farmers for their dedication in producing a quality ingredient used in kitchens across our country.”

To show your love of eggs, the EFC is asking those to take to social media and use the hashtag #WorldEggDay along with tagging them on Twitter, @eggsoeufs.

According to a news release, in 2018, it marked the 12th consecutive year that egg sales have grown. To match the demand, Canadian egg farmers produced more than 752 million dozen eggs.

Roger Pelissero, chair of EFC, says, “Canadians love eggs and egg farmers are passionate about delivering a steady supply of nutritious, made-in-Canada eggs.”

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