Animal Welfare Approved

Order AWA Egg Cartons

AWA Egg Carton

AWA Egg Carton

 

Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) is proud to offer AWA branded egg cartons at a competitive cost to AWA farms that hold a current approval for laying hens.  Made with 100% reclaimed paper, the striking and informative dozen-egg carton enables AWA family farms to market eggs locally in a container featuring the AWA logo and the clear message that the eggs are from pastured, high-welfare hens.  Uniquely, there is space on the outside of the carton for a farm specific label, and on the inside there is space for a nutrition facts label.

As well as the carton, we provide assistance with labels and created a brief carton insert to provide customers with additional information about the benefits of pasture-raised eggs.

If you would like to order cartons, please complete the following steps:

Step 1: Read Egg Carton FAQ.

Step 2: You are encouraged to customize cartons to your farm and eggs with labels. To assist you, we have created sample templates which are below under “Labels and Templates”. Decide if you want to order blank, outside farm labels and/or blank, inside nutrition labels from AWA.

Step 3: Fill out the Egg Carton Order FormNote: AWA strongly prefers farmers print their own labels.  If you are not able to print your own labels, please contact us prior to submitting the “Egg Carton Order Form” and we will assist you.

Step 4: Choose method of payment:

A) Mail order form and check payable to “Animal Welfare Approved” to: Chi-Chi Okpalanma, AWA, 1007 Queen Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

B) Click here to pay online with Paypal. Enter the amount listed on the order form and follow the instructions given. Send your order form to Chi-Chi@animalwelfareapproved.org or fax to (202) 446-2151.




PayPal is a secure way to make a payment with your credit card or bank account information because this information is only processed on PayPal's secure system. AWA never sees or has access to your credit card or bank account information from online payments. You can read more information about PayPal security here.

Step 5: Allow 2 weeks for delivery.

Step 6: Print and apply your labels.

If you have questions, please contact Chi-Chi at (202) 446-2149 or Chi-Chi@animalwelfareapproved.org.

Documents:

Egg Carton Order Form
Egg Carton FAQ
State by State Egg Labeling Resources
Creating Your Customized Egg Labels

Labels and Templates:

Blank Farm (Outside) Label Template
Sample Farm (Outside) Labels
Font Specifications for Farm Label
Blank Nutrition (Inside) Label Template
Small Egg Nutrition Facts
Medium Egg Nutrition Facts
Large Egg Nutrition Facts
Extra Large Egg Nutrition Facts

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Egg Carton Frequently Asked Questions

Who can use Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) egg cartons?
What size are the egg cartons?
How much do the cartons cost?
How do I order egg cartons?
What information is provided on the AWA egg carton?
How do I personalize the carton to make it specific to my farm?
What farm specific information might I need to include on the carton?
How do I find out my state egg labeling requirements?
Will AWA ensure that I meet federal or state labeling requirements?
What do I do if my state or other certifiers have additional required statements that do not fit within the available space?
Does the carton contain Nutrition Facts?
Who creates labels that are applied to the AWA egg carton?
Who applies the farm specific labels and/or nutrition labels?
Can I get blank labels from AWA?
If I want to purchase labels from a source other than AWA, what labels do I need to buy?
Where can I download a template so I can create my personalized labels?
Can AWA help me create and print labels?

Who can use Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) egg cartons?

AWA farms that are approved for eggs.
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What size are the egg cartons?

AWA egg cartons are standard sized egg cartons, holding one dozen or a half dozen small, medium, large or extra-large eggs.
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How much do the cartons cost?

AWA orders cartons in large quantities, so we receive a very competitive cost and sell the cartons at cost to farmers.  12-count cartons are .18 each and available in bundles of 200 at a cost of $36.00. 6-count cartons are .12 each and available in bundles of 400 at a cost of $48.00 per bundle. Prices do not include labels.
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How do I order egg cartons?

Simply complete the Egg Carton Order Form and follow payment instructions on the form. Please allow approximately two weeks for delivery.
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What information is provided on the AWA egg carton?

The outside of the carton features:
•    Animal Welfare Approved logo
•    Pasture Raised Eggs from hens raised outdoors with the highest welfare standards
•    “For eggs from chickens that live in the sort of utopia conveyed by the images on most egg cartons, look for Animal Welfare Approved.” – New York Times
•    Carton made from 100% reclaimed paper
•    Please recycle this carton
•    Keep Refrigerated
•    “Most Stringent Welfare Standards.”- WSPA
•    Sustainably raised outdoors on a family farm
•    Pasture Raised Eggs 12
•    Safe Handling Instructions: To prevent illness from bacteria: Keep eggs refrigerated, cook eggs until yolks are firm, and cook foods containing eggs thoroughly.
•    Blank space for farm specific information

The inside of the carton features:
•    AWA logo
•    Animal Welfare Approved family farms meet the highest animal welfare standards-continuously ranked #1 by the World Society for the Protection of Animals.  Animal Welfare Approved is the only-third party welfare certification that guarantees animals were raised outdoors, breathing fresh, clean air, foraging and dust bathing-the way you’ve always thought it should be.
•    Blank space for nutrition information label
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How do I personalize the carton to make it specific to my farm?

We designed the carton to incorporate a blank space on the outside of the top lid for farm specific information. This space is ideal for a printed label, although you can also write directly on the box. The space provided is 1.33” x 4” and corresponds to standard manufactured printer labels (see below).
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What farm specific information might I need to include on the carton?

Requirements vary by state, so it is important that you ensure you provide the correct information before sale. The most commonly required information includes:
PRODUCED, PACKED AND DISTRIBUTED BY:
NAME OF FARM
STREET ADDRESS
PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS OR WEBSITE
GRADE OF EGG (“Grade AA”, “A”, “Ungraded”), SIZE OF EGG (“X-Large”, “Large”, “Medium”, “Small”)
PACKED ON DATE (OR BEST IF USED BY): XX-XX-XXXX
WEIGHT, EGG LICENSE NUMBER
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How do I find out my state egg labeling requirements?

Contact your State’s Department of Agriculture for egg labeling requirements. Labeling requirements can vary depending on number of hens in production, number of eggs sold each week, where eggs are sold, and who is buying the eggs. AWA's State-by-State Egg Labeling Resources is a useful starting point for sources of further advice and information.
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Will AWA ensure that I meet federal or state labeling requirements?

No. It is the responsibility of each farm to ensure that its labeling is accurate and legal.
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What do I do if my state or other certifiers have additional required statements that do not fit within the available space?

The 1.33” x 4” space is intended for any and all required information.
If you would like to use the AWA carton, but the blank space does not accommodate all your required information, please contact AWA.
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Does the carton contain Nutrition Facts?

Because nutrition facts are specific to the eggs contained in the carton, the cartons are not pre-printed with nutrition information. However, there is space inside the carton for this information. We suggest printing this information on a label and applying the label to the inside of the carton.  AWA has created the various sample nutrition facts labels (located in the “Labels and Templates” list above) that you may use at your own discretion.
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Who creates labels that are applied to the AWA egg carton?

Each farm is responsible for creating labels specific to their farm and eggs.
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Who applies the farm-specific labels and/or nutrition labels?

Each farm is responsible for applying its own labels to the egg carton.
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Can I get blank labels from AWA?

Yes. You can order blank labels directly from AWA by completing the Egg Carton Order Form.
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If I want to purchase labels from a source other than AWA, what labels do I need to buy?

For information on purchasing and creating your custom labels, please see Creating Your Customized Egg Labels.
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Where can I download a template so I can create my personalized labels?

AWA has made a Blank Farm Label Template and Blank Nutrition Label Template available for you. We have also created a sheet of Sample Farm Labels to assist you. For more information, see Creating Your Customized Egg Labels.
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Can AWA help me create and print labels?

If you are unable to create or print your own labels, AWA can help. If you need assistance contact Chi-Chi at (202)446-2149 or Chi-Chi@animalwelfareapproved.org. To ensure that your egg cartons and labels arrive in one shipment please always contact Chi-Chi to discuss your requirements BEFORE submitting your Egg Carton Order Form.
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