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Carolina Egg Companies, Inc. (CEC) is a modern, state of the art, commercial egg production, processing and distribution center located in Red Oak, North Carolina. Located just a few short miles from where the company began at the Braswell family mill, CEC boasts of annual sales of over 35 million eggs annually.

Our team leaders and committed team members are dedicated to the Braswell family farming tradition of "Feed to Farm to Customer" management allowing us to maintain "Traceable" barns, feed and logistics so that both our customers and consumers can expect the best.

CEC's eggs are produced from family farms and are distributed primarily in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States to leading retailers, foodservice distributors and end-users. As an advocate of fresh and wholesome food for all American's, CEC is also a proud and active member of North Carolina's Department of Agriculture's Goodness Grows programs encouraging the healthy consumption of local, sustainable and fresh foods.

The list of quality brands speak for themselves:

Eggland's Best
Horizon Organic
Natural Choice

Private Label:
Harris Teeter
Farm Fresh (Super Valu)
Martin's (Ahold USA)

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Glenwood Foods, LLC, located in Jetersville, Virginia, has been in the Braswell family of companies since 1997. Glenwood boasts of being the only USDA inspected egg production operation in the state of Virginia; and, like our Carolina Egg Company, is an active supporter of its own state's department of agriculture's program, Virginia's Finest, encouraging the healthy consumption of local, sustainable and fresh foods.

Glenwood's outstanding in-line operation that also houses approximately 500,000 layers has distribution that primarily focuses against the Mid-Atlantic region from New York to southern Virginia. But, like its sister company, also extends distribution both nationally and internationally.

Glenwood's key point of difference vs. other egg producers is its ability to provide to its customers custom egg labeling and innovative packaging, not to mention its efficient delivery system servicing the marketplace. For example, our "date on egg" labeling allows for retailers to provide additional information to their health-conscious consumers.


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Braswell Milling Company is the home office of Braswell Foods.

Certified by Global Organic Alliance (GOA), Braswell Milling is one of the largest organic feed manufacturers in the United States.

Braswell Milling was established in 1942 and is located in Nashville, North Carolina, 45 miles east of Raleigh and just west of Interstate 95.

The Feed Mill’s current capacity is 250,000 + tons of mash feed per year. The feed mill is completely automated and sets the standard for feed quality.

Braswell Milling is recognized as the region’s premier least cost provider of animal nutrition. This includes swine and poultry feeds.

Annually, Braswell Milling Company purchases over 3.75 million bushels of corn and 22,500 tons of soybean meal.

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Braswell Egg Company raises their own replacement pullets from day old until 18 weeks of age when the birds are old enough to move into the layer houses. Braswell Egg Company currently has two million layers on feed. Of those two million birds, 20% are Cage-Free and organically raised. 57% of our layers are in company-owned housing located at Glenwood Foods in Virginia and Carolina Egg Companies in North Carolina.

Remaining birds are on family owned contracted farms. These farms are supervised by our staff to ensure proper care and highest quality of product.

Total eggs produced by these birds are over 40,000,000 dozens.

Braswell Egg Company’s staff insures that all federal, state and industry standards for environmental stewardship and animal care are strictly enforced. Technical advisors, such as Dr. Michael Elliot and Dr. Tom Carter, establish procedures in the areas of Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Environmental Management for ultimate food safety and quality and animal care.


Environmental Stewardship
Environmental stewardship is a way of life at Braswell Foods.  To Scott Braswell, President & Owner, it simply means to care about your neighbors by protecting the land around them.  This principle carries over into animal welfare, food safety and quality assurance practices that both communicate a healthy lifestyle and quality products:

The Braswell Foods Environmental Policy and the Braswell Foods Management Policy are a comprehensive Environmental Management System, which addresses:

  • How an organization's activities impact the environment
  • Providing tools to improve environmental performance
  • Establishing a system that develops plans to avoid pollution, regularly audits the plan to make sure that it's working and acts immediately to solve any potential problem.
  • Ensuring a commitment from management and every employee to contribute to the successful implementation of safety and environmental quality throughout the Company.


Braswell Foods was the first egg producer to be both ISO 14001, as an industry leader in environmental stewardship and Humane Certified, as an industry leader in the healthy & humane treatment of our farm laying hens.

Braswell Foods products are also endorsed by:

  • United Egg Producers, which assures that our eggs are in compliance with UEP Animal Husbandry Guidelines, such as, providing the proper amount of bird housing & living space; healthy production practices that will encourage laying efficiency without jeopardizing the health of the hen and careful handling of our hens preventing discomfort and distress during their life cycle.
  • Safe Quality Foods, a division of the Food Marketing Institute, assures that our eggs are produced in a HACCP based food safety and quality system.  SQF Level 3 (the highest level) has been awarded to both Carolina Egg Company in Nashville, NC and to Glenwood Foods in Jetersville, VA.
  • American Humane Certified, by the American Humane Association, assures the highest humane treatment of our cage free farms.  This means that all hens live on a nutritious diet free of antibiotics & hormones and that they are raised with sufficient space (shelter & resting areas) that allow them the ability to engage in natural behavior.
  • Global Organic Alliance, which assures that all of our organic eggs are produced with the USDA guidelines.  GOA certifies that our feed, hens and eggs are under the federal standard of the National Organic Program.
  • OU Kosher, the world's most recognized and trusted Kosher trademark, assures proper or acceptable processing in accordance that govern OU Kosher certification.
  • North Carolina Goodness Grows, which is the best way to promote North Carolina agriculture and assure North Carolina customers of local & sustainable farm to fork fresh good for you foods.  Our Carolina Egg Company, Nashville, NC facility is a proud sponsor.
  • Virginia Finest, as in North Carolina, a number of Virginia retailers are supporting the Virginia Grown banner that assures customers of fresh, locally grown products, but supports the state agribusiness viability, as well as, helping maintain land as farmland.