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UEP Certified third party audits verify program compliance

UEP Certified egg producers are committed to providing excellent care for their hens at all times, in all types of housing. The UEP Certified Program is administered by Dr. Larry Sadler, UEP’s VP of Animal Welfare. Dr. Sadler works closely with personnel at the UEP Certified farms to ensure they understand and implement the criteria […]

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Employee training vital to hen care

Employee training is a key component of the UEP Certified Program. Poultry caretakers must sign of code of conduct outlining care expectations and requiring a supervisor be contacted if the UEP standards are not being met. UEP Certified has zero-tolerance for willful acts of abuse and neglect and requires all UEP Certified farms to implement […]

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Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare

The UEP Certified Program addresses the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare, ensuring excellent care and quality of life for hens. Freedom from Hunger and Thirst Freedom from Discomfort Due to the Environment Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease Freedom to Express Normal Behavior for the Species Freedom from Fear and Distress Fresh feed and water […]

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