Organic’s New Animal Welfare Standards Are In Jeopardy

A recent article on forbes.com explains that the new organic welfare standards my be in jeopardy as the USDA announced important amendments to its animal welfare standards for organic livestock and poultry.

“Most companies operating under the USDA organic logo are also in favour of these new standards. Perdue Farms, the largest broiler chicken producer in America, supports the new standards as they plan to expand their organic business in the coming years. Pete & Gerry’s, the largest organic egg producer in the US, is already in compliance with the new rules.”

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6 Socially Responsible Food Companies That Deserve Your Business

In an article published on Forbes.com by Katherine Gustafson discusses social responsibility by taking a look at a few responsible food companies.

Why Pete and Gerry’s says it deserves your business: “Because we love our hens!  And that means we give them the best life possible; our hens are cared for by small family farmers and, as the country’s first Certified Humane egg producer, they have real access to grass and dirt, fresh water whenever they want it, and the space to engage in natural behaviors like roosting and dust bathing. Whichever of our brands you choose, Pete and Gerry’s Organic, Nellie’s Free Range or Carol’s Pasture Raised, we provide shoppers with eggs that are a good choice for their families, their wallets and the hens that produce them.”

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Organic Egg Industry Pits Factory Farms Against Family Farms

Zester Daily discusses how family farms are now becoming the spotlight over factory farms in the egg industry. Factory-like conditions are not ideal for chickens and don’t follow humane practices. Pete and Gerry’s was featured in this article since they follow free range farming practices.

“Pete & Gerry’s is a large-scale organic egg retailer in Monroe, New Hampshire, where the hens are free-range. Most days — when temperatures are not extreme and there are no predators or disease-carrying migratory birds about — the flock moves at will in and out of the barns, dust-bathing and foraging in organic pasture.”

Consumer trends in the egg industry are streaming towards animal welfare practices. Next steps involve educating consumers about all of the different egg labels that could potentially fool them.

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Pete and Gerry’s Organics LLC Becomes World’s First Animal Farm Business to Achieve B Corporation Certification

An article was published by csrwire.com about how Pete and Gerry’s Organics LLC became the world’s first animal farm business to achieve B Corporation Certification.

“Pete and Gerry’s Organics LLC, the parent company for both the Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs and the Nellie’s Cage-Free Eggs brands, is the first animal farming business in the world to be named a Certified B Corporation, joining more than 960 other companies in 32 countries that use business as a force for good.”

“Certified B Corporations meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests, and build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand.”

Pete and Gerry’s is proud to join the other great brands that are B Corporation Certified and to make a positive difference with their brand.

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