Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs are not affected by egg recall!

Eggs Are Healthy

In any other context, except the FDA’s flawed label rule, eggs are healthy. We are going to make the FDA reconsider their standards of “healthy” by bringing their ridiculous labeling criteria to the masses.


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Reclaiming Healthy

by Jesse Laflamme

Toaster pastries (Pop-Tarts), flavored gelatin (Jell-O) and fat-free chocolate pudding are all considered “healthy” products, while eggs are not.

That seems like a ridiculous notion and we would agree. But, believe it or not, that is what the FDA says on the matter. Those products may use the claim “healthy” in reference to their products and Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs cannot, despite ample evidence to the contrary.

We are hopeful that with the advances in nutrition science and understanding (including recent dietary guidelines issued by the USDA and Department of Health that encourages egg consumption) the FDA will issue new guidance on eggs. That way, no one who might benefit from the health benefits of eggs will hesitate to eat them based solely on unfounded fears around dietary cholesterol. We fear that this may be deterring people from eating an inexpensive but extremely rich source of protein and essential nutrients. Therefore, with the help of Registered Dietician and founder of Nutritious Life, Keri Glassman, Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs is petitioning the FDA to amend the definition of “healthy” to allow it to be used with eggs.

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Understanding the FDA’s “Healthy” Criteria

NutrientIndividual FoodSeafood/Game MeatMeal/Main Dish
Total FatLow fat [≤ 3g per reference amount customarily consumed (RACC) or labeled serving (LS) and per 50g, if RACC is small]≤ 5g fat per RACC and per 100gLow fat [≤ 3g per 100g and ≤ 30% calories from fat]
Saturated FatLow saturated fat [≤ 1g per RACC and ≤ 15% calories from saturated fat]≤ 2g saturated fat per RACC and per 100gLow saturated fat [≤ 1g per 100g and ≤ 10% calories from saturated fat]
Sodium≤ 480mg per RACC or LS; or per 50g, if RACC is small≤ 480mg per RACC and LS; or per 50g, if RACC is small≤ 600mg per LS
Cholesterol≤ 60mg per RACC or LS≤ 95mg per RACC and per 100g≤ 90mg per LS
Beneficial
Nutrients
At least 10% DV of one or more vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, protein, or fiber except far fruits and vegetables, or a single ingredients or mixture of frozen or canned single ingredient fruits and vegetables [may include ingredients whose addition doesn’t change the nutrient profile of the fruit or vegetable], or enriched cereal-grain products that conform to a standard of identityAt least 10% DV of one or more vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, protein, or fiberAt least 10% DV per LS of two nutrients [for a main dish product] or of three nutrients [for a meal product] of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, protein, or fiber
SOURCE: Table adapted from the US Food & Drug Administration’s Guidance For Industry. A food labeling guide. Appendix B: Additional requirements for nutrient content claims: www.fda.gov | April, 2013

 


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Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs not affected by egg recall!

Over 200 million eggs have been recalled recently by another company due to a concern over Salmonella stemming from a single Rose Acre Farms location in North Carolina.

None of our eggs are part of this recall as we would never produce eggs on a factory farm of that size or style. If you’re concerned about eggs you purchased recently, see what brands have been recalled.

Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs are produced responsibly and safely on small family farms. Learn more about why our eggs are different.