Eggland's Best Announces 12 Semi-Finalists For First-Ever 'Chief Egg Officer'

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J. — After an eggs-tensive search, Eggland's Best (EB) has selected the dozen Semi-Finalists who best represent the brand in the first-ever Eggland's Best "Chief Egg Officer ("CEO") Search" Contest. The Semi-Finalists have advanced to the second round and are one step closer to receiving the honorary title of "Chief Egg Officer," a $5,000 Grand Prize and a year's supply of Eggland's Best eggs.

Now through September 30, 2013, consumers can visit the Eggland's Best website to vote for the Semi-Finalist candidate they feel best eggs-emplifies the Eggland's Best brand and is ready to get cracking as an EB ambassador. The three "CEO" candidates who have the highest overall scores will then proceed to the final voting round, which starts in late October.

"We were impressed by the thousands of phenomenal entries we received from fans eager to share why they love Eggland's Best eggs," said Charles T. Lanktree, Chief Executive Officer and President at Eggland's Best, LLC. "It was hard to narrow it down to only a dozen.  We have a wonderful group of Semi-Finalists and look forward to seeing who consumers feel should move onto the final round."

The Semi-Finalists in the Eggland's Best "Chief Egg Officer Search" Contest include:

    Melanie P. of New Jersey
    Cheryl S. of Maryland
    Jackie B. of North Carolina
    Theresa A. of Indiana
    Jean F. of North Carolina
    Karen P. of Alabama
    Carey Anne D. of Ohio
    Melinda G. of Utah
    Warren R. of Maryland
    Debra H. of New Hampshire
    Jessica R. of Florida
    Monica S. of Illinois

The three candidates, who move onto the final voting round, will have one last chance to describe to consumers why they deserve the "Chief Egg Officer" title through a creative video, and consumers will then have until November 17, 2013 to cast their final vote.

Eggland's Best will announce the Grand Prize winner and two runner-ups on December 9, 2013.  The two runner-ups will not go home empty handed, as each will be awarded a $500 cash prize and a six month supply of Eggland's Best eggs, which are nutritionally superior to ordinary eggs.

For the official contest rules and to vote for your favorite "CEO" candidate, visit

About Eggland's Best Eggs 
Eggland's Best is the No. 1 branded egg in the U.S. and is an excellent source of Vitamin D, E, and B12 and a good source of riboflavin. EB eggs have 25 percent less saturated fat and more than two times Omega-3 than ordinary eggs. Eggland's Best eggs are the recipients of many awards including the Gold Medal for superior taste, appearance and freshness from The American Masters of Taste; one of the "Best Packaged Foods" by Prevention magazine (2012-2013); a "Best Kid Breakfast Food" by KIWI magazine (2013); a Progressive Grocer "Editors' Pick" (2012); a "2012 Category Captain" by Progressive Grocer (2012); "Best Grab-and-Go Breakfast Food" by Health magazine (2011); one of the "Top 125 Foods for Men" in the Men's Health annual nutrition awards for eight consecutive years (2005-2012); one of the "125 Best Packaged Foods For Women" according to Women's Health magazine for three years (2008, 2010, 2011); a top five "superfood" picks according to American Baby magazine (2010); and the National Health & Wellness Club Stamp of Approval for flavor, quality and nutrition.

The distinctive "EB" stamp on the shell assures consumers that the eggs meet the highest standards of taste, nutrition and quality. Eggland's Best hens are fed a strictly controlled, high-quality, all-natural, all-vegetarian diet without added hormones, antibiotics or steroids of any kind. EB eggs are available in large, extra large, jumbo, cage free, organic, hard-cooked, liquid egg whites, and are certified as Kosher. For more information, visit

Source: Eggland's Best