Organic Egg Production

July 23rd, 2015

Back in the day when my parents shopped for eggs they only had one or maybe two options!


Today’s blog has been written by Ryan Melowic Senior Director of Procurement Process Improvement at SafeSourcing.

According to Wikipedia, “Organic egg production is the production of eggs through organic means. In this process, the poultry are fed organic feed. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, organic means that the laying hens must have access to the outdoors and cannot be raised in cages. [1] Organic egg producers cannot use antibiotics except during an infectious outbreak. Only natural molting can occur within the flock; forced molting is not allowed. Organic certification also requires maintenance of basic animal welfare standards.”

Organic Eggs are one of the many options for eggs on the market today. Back in the day when my parents shopped for eggs they only had one or maybe two options: white or brown eggs. Now there are multiple choices such as enriched with omega 3, cage-free and fertile eggs. Each egg type has a different price point. In addition, when you add the effect that the Bird Flu outbreaks had on America’s chicken flock, prices have sky rocketed.

SafeSourcing does the due diligence to ensure its supplier database is packed full of quality suppliers.  Organic Egg Production is an example of one of the many requirements that SafeSourcing tracks.  For more information on how SafeSourcing can help you with insuring certified suppliers, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service representative.

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