Novus International Inc. celebrated World Egg Day September 9, 2009 at the global headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. World Egg Day is celebrated globally on the second Friday of October each year. The purpose of World Egg Day is to raise awareness of the benefits of eggs.
Over time, the egg industry has experienced quite a few changes. Today, an average hen will lay over 250 eggs in a given year. These numbers are attributed to genetics, animal welfare and feedstuffs.
Employees were educated on nutritional quality and the benefits of eggs during egg related activities which were held throughout the day. “The complimentary meals were fantastic,” stated Sherri Armstrong, Regulatory, Novus International. “Learning that eggs are the highest quality of protein available really surprised me.”
In addition to educational presentations about the egg, employees enjoyed a complimentary breakfast and lunch which consisted of egg based dishes like: omelets, french toast, quiche, crepes and egg soup.
“Eggs are an important part of our business at Novus,” stated Jared Hux, Product Manager, Novus International. “I really enjoyed educating my colleagues on the history, benefits and varieties of eggs on the market. I am already looking forward to next year’s celebration”.