Culinary Performance

Use Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized shell eggs any way you like—even raw!

American Culinary Federation Seal of ApprovalThe American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), the nation’s premier organization for professional chefs and cooks, has awarded Davidson's Safest Choice pasteurized shell eggs its prestigious Seal of Approval. The regular eggs and cage free eggs were submitted for extensive testing and were approved by members of ACF’s Seal of Approval Committee, effective July 6, 2010.

“We consider the Seal of Approval from ACF a milestone in the development of our company,” said Greg West, president. “While the importance of a safe shell egg is understood by most in the foodservice community, assurance by ACF that Davidson's pasteurized eggs are superior in flavor and performance means there are no longer barriers to use. Chefs can get great results and minimize worries about Salmonella.”

Keith Davis, CEC, AAC, chair of the Seal of Approval committee, applied the organization’s rigorous testing criteria to the eggs, evaluating for application, physical properties, performance, packaging standards, and accuracy of labels and marketing materials.

Davidson's Safest Choice pasteurized shell eggs pass culinary tests

“We tested the eggs in a variety of cooking methods and baking preparations,” said Davis. “We evaluated their performance when prepared in mayonnaise, cold dressings and numerous egg recipes. The products successfully passed our standards, and we are happy to award them our Seal of Approval.”

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