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

Reclaiming Healthy

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. I give a more detailed account of this issue and how it came to pass in a recent post Are Eggs Healthy?

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.

“It is long overdue that eggs be restored to their proper place in Americans’ diets. It’s one of the best sources of natural, nutrient-dense protein you can find, to say nothing of its convenience and flexibility as a food.” states Keri.

Unhealthy eating and obesity are national epidemics. Over the past few years, there has been a tidal wave of consumers waking up to this fact and educating themselves about food. The result has been a move away from processed, artificial foods in favor of simple, whole foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and natural proteins – like eggs.

We believe that by pushing the FDA on this out-of-date definition, we can help drive this healthy eating trend forward. And you can help!

Visit EggsAreHealthy.com to learn more and sign our petition in support of our appeal, and join the conversation on social using #EggsAreHealthy.

10 responses

  1. Gary Miller says:

    I started eating an egg every morning for breakfast after being diagnosed with diabetes and high cholesterol in January, 2018. In April I had my 3 month follow up and A1C went from 9.2 to 5.5, Cholesterol went from 338 to 104 and Triglycerides went from 2588 to 57!! Eating an egg helped me feel full longer in the morning and obviously did not hurt my blood health! GO for an egg!

    1. Taylor says:

      Wow, that’s awesome, Gary! So glad to hear that you’ve experienced firsthand the amazing nutritional power of eggs. We couldn’t agree more – because they’re high in protein and low calorie, eating an egg for breakfast is a fantastic way to jump start your day and stay satisfied until lunchtime!

    2. Deanna Sumner says:

      Was it brown organic eggs?

  2. Ann Cole says:

    I keep hearing this but some say the yolks are bad for you, can you please explain?

    1. Taylor says:

      Hi Ann, you’ve asked a fantastic question! There is still quite a lot of confusion surrounding this topic, especially with people who remember the stern warnings of the 70s and 80s to avoid eggs and the dense cholesterol content of egg yolks. Despite decades of research that has shown no evidence that moderate dietary cholesterol or egg consumption increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, except in people with a strong genetic risk for high cholesterol, consumers are confused and many are actively avoiding the yolk and missing out on all its nutritional benefits. In reality, eating the whole egg provides you with protein, better-for-you unsaturated fats (including omega-3s) along with several other vitamins and minerals. The yolk also notably contains vitamins A, D, E & K, B12, choline and antioxidants. We hope this helps answer your question!

  3. Hillary says:

    I almost bought some but they were packaged in plastic.

    1. Cheryl says:

      They are packaged in a shell! The plastic containers are reusable.
      Personally I prefer them because they harbor less bacteria than the cardboard and I can see how many eggs I have

    2. Taylor says:

      Hi Hillary, did you know that our cartons are made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic and are 100% recyclable in turn? Not only that, but they actually have a lower carbon footprint than traditional molded paper pulp cartons. We invite you to read more about why we chose our cartons here, and let us know if we can answer any questions!

  4. Deb E says:

    Are your eggs free range and non GMO?

    1. Taylor says:

      Hi Deb, great question! Our eggs are Certified Humane Free Range and USDA Certified Organic, which means all the supplemental feed our hens receive is free of GMOs. We hope this helps!

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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.