Eggland’s Best, Cedar Knolls, N.J., received what is said to be a first-of-its-kind patent for its method of producing a better shell egg.

This patent—A Method for Production of a Verified Enriched Shell Egg—confirms that Eggland’s Best shell eggs are produced with superior qualities, including high nutritional content, a reduced risk of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) and other exceptional egg and shell qualities.

“This patent is a testament to our commitment to providing an egg with superior nutrition, taste and freshness,” says Charlie Lanktree, chief executive officer. “We are thrilled to be officially recognized by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, reinforcing the fact that Eggland’s Best offers the best product available.”