Organic Eggs: Fresh from Farm to Market
The way we process and package our organic eggs is just as important as the way we care for our free range hens. We do our utmost to process and pack them under the highest standards of safety, cleanliness, and traceability. We make sure they get to you in the best possible condition in the shortest possible time. Your family deserves nothing less!
Fast and fresh
Just one look at the “sell by” dates on our labels will convince you that our organic, free range eggs are ultra-fresh! We love to cluck about the super-efficient process we’ve developed to consolidate, pack, and distribute them.
Our refrigerated trucks bring them to us daily from our family farms, and they’re typically processed within days of being laid. The organic eggs then go on directly to distributors who, in turn, deliver them to stores.
The time between the pickup at the farm and the placement on store shelves will vary but generally is about five days.
Highest processing standards
Pete and Gerry’s is certified and inspected by Safe Quality Food (SQF), the world’s highest standard for food safety inspection. We operate our processing plant under strict USDA Organic guidelines, with a USDA inspector on site at most times and a full-time quality assurance department. As regulations change, we continually update our plant to ensure the quality and safety of our organic eggs.
Our free range, organic eggs are washed with a light organic-approved soap, rinsed and sanitized with a mild chlorine solution. Then they’re inspected for defects, sorted and packed by machine, most times without being touched by human hands. The quality assurance department monitors critical control points like wash- and rinse-water temperature, detergent levels and cooler temperatures.
We always keep things cool. Our organic eggs are refrigerated before processing and, except for washing and packaging, they’re kept at 45° or lower as long as they’re in our plant. They’re shipped in refrigerated trucks on the morning after they’re packaged.