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The Cage Free Egg Movement – Supermarkets and Restaurants Commit to Cage Free Eggs

Major supermarkets and restaurants commit to cage free eggs As the cage free egg movement gains ground, more and more supermarkets and restaurants are making commitments to sell only cage free eggs to consumers. Major retailers like Kings Food Markets will transition to cage-free eggs, joining big names like Walmart, Meijer and Kroger, by the end of this year. Kings is positioned as a leader in cage-free egg offerings, with 50 percent of its shell egg sales being cage-free. It plans to transition its private label offering to 100 percent cage free by the end of 2016 and 100 percent [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|Categories: Cage Free, The Farmer's Hen|Tags: , |0 Comments

Egg Carton Labels: What to Know

You’re likely confused about egg carton labels... If you spend way too much time standing in front of the egg aisle in the grocery store trying to figure out which carton to choose, you’re likely confused about what the labels all mean. Don’t worry, it’s daunting even for the most experienced egg buyers. Cage free eggs seem to be on the rise in terms of consumer choice, but other terms often get in the way of understanding what that label means. For instance, hens raised organically can go outdoors and eat organic feed, while cage-free hens don’t get either. They [...]

The Best Cage Free Egg Brands

The Cage Free label itself can be quite confusing... It can be confusing choosing just the right eggs at the market. Cage free…free range…organic…private brands, store brands – what’s a consumer to do? If you’ve done your research on cage free eggs beforehand, you know that the label itself can be quite confusing. More farmers today are treating their chickens more humanely within cage-free barns. Cage free (also used interchangeably with free range) chickens have more freedom of movement, yet still have the opportunity to be protected from the elements and predators. Labels that say Certified Humane in addition to [...]

By | October 21st, 2015|Categories: Cage Free, Organic Eggs, The Farmer's Hen|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Southeast will be the Next Target of the Bird Flu | Bird Flu NJ

The latest bird flu has already wiped out millions of egg-laying hens... You’ve heard of sticker shock at the car dealership, but what about in the egg case at your local supermarket? You’re probably already concerned about the rising cost of eggs, likely paying about $3 per dozen. Would you still shell out the money if that cost rose to $6 per dozen? That’s how bad it could get, analysts say, if the avian flu gets any worse. As part of the worst outbreak in 30 years, the latest bird flu has already wiped out millions of egg-laying hens leading [...]

By | August 21st, 2015|Categories: Avian Flu, Bird Flu, Price of Eggs NJ|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Egg Prices Triple Amidst Egg Disease | Price of Eggs NJ

New Jersey is taking a big hit in an industry that relies heavily on eggs... The egg laying hen industry is being rocked to its very core thanks to a deadly Avian flu that has been spreading quickly through the Midwest. Nowhere is this being seen more keenly than at area bakeries. In fact, New Jersey is taking a big hit in an industry that relies heavily on eggs to make signature goods – bakeries. For example, Tod Wilson, who owns Mr. Tod's Pie Factory, says he recently paid $75 for 30 dozen eggs at his wholesale supplier. In fact, [...]

By | August 21st, 2015|Categories: Avian Flu, Bird Flu, Price of Eggs NJ|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Protocol for Purchasing and Storing Eggs

Do you check the expiration on a carton of eggs before you buy them? You should. That’s where your efforts to get the best tasting egg start – at the market. It’s up to you to be a smart consumer and know exactly where your eggs are coming from and how fresh they are. Here’s a handy FAQ on the protocol to keep in mind when purchasing and storing eggs. PURCHASE How are eggs transported to stores? The eggs you buy likely arrive on a truck to the grocery store every day or week. According to the U.S. Department of [...]

By | July 20th, 2015|Categories: Purchasing Eggs, Storing Eggs|0 Comments