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“Certified USDA Organic
No Added Hormones”
GreenChoice™ Review: Pete & Gerry’s – Organic Eggs earn the distinction as one of GreenChoice’s top rated eggs. They do not score 100% in all five of our GreenScore™ categories, but we have yet to score an egg product that has received a GreenScore™ of 100%. Pete & Gerry’s – Organic Eggs are fresh, nutritious, free of harmful substances, and produced using humanely raised hens.
Our egg nutrition scores range from 39% to 62%, so with a score of 49% these eggs are right in the middle of the pack. The “Nutrition” score is calculated using a benchmark created from USDA nutritional data for all egg, meat and dairy products. Eggs have high protein content and contain no sugar, yet they are not a significant source of dietary fiber and have high levels of cholesterol. Unlike some nutritionally enhanced eggs, Pete & Gerry’s does not add Omega 3 or additional vitamins to their organic eggs.
There are few major egg companies treating their hens better than Pete & Gerry’s. All of their eggs are Certified Humane by the non-profit organization, Humane Farm Animal Care, (HFAC). This certification is one of the most trusted, and well-respected animal welfare certifications egg producers can receive. This certification ensures that all chickens are truly “free range”, mandating strict space allowances per bird and constant access to the outdoors. Farmer’s compliance is audited yearly, and HFAC requires 100% of their standards be met in order to receive the certification. Certified Humane products have set the bar high for other egg companies and the humane treatment of livestock animals. Consumers of Pete & Gerry’s – Organic Eggs can rest easy knowing that they are paying for humane, ethically produced eggs.
These eggs are also certified USDA Organic, which requires that all eggs are free from antibiotics, pesticides, and hormones. Additionally, hens are fed organic feed free of GMO’s and containing no artificial additives. This gives Pete & Gerry’s – Organic Eggs the best possible score a product can receive for harmful substances.
As a company, Pete & Gerry’s does a fantastic job of disclosing information on all of their practices. This shows as they have received one of the top scores for corporate sustainability. They produce detailed reports on their environmental practices, waste management, carbon footprint reduction, and future goals. Furthermore they have a strong relationship with all of their farmers. They pride themselves on supporting local farming, which plays a role in their sustainability efforts. It is clear Pete & Gerry’s truly cares about their corporate responsibilities and branding their products as one of the most sustainable options in the egg industry.