CLASSES OF EGG QUALITY
Under European Law there are two classes of egg quality:
Grade A - This is the highest grade. They are naturally clean, fresh eggs, externally perfect with shells intact and the air sack not exceeding 6mm in depth. The yolk must not move away from the centre of the egg on rotation. Grade A eggs are sold as shell eggs. These are the eggs that we sell to you, the customer.
Grade B - These eggs are broken out and pasteurised. It is not actually possible to sell Grade B eggs to the buying public.
By weight, an egg is approximately - 31% Yolk / 58% White / 11% Shell.
Egg sizes are standardised throughout the E.U. and are in 10g weight bands:
Very Large or XL - Over 73g
Large or L - 63-72g
Medium or M - 53g-62g
Small or S - 42-53g
Can I recycle Field Farm Eggs packaging? Yes! All of our packaging is 100% recyclable.
Packer number - UK-2-602
HEN HEALTH & WELFARE
What are the hens fed on?
Hens that lay eggs for human consumption are fed on a feed that has been specially formulated by the feed companies to ensure their health and well-being and to promote the production of high quality eggs with lovely coloured yolks. The food is free from GM ingredients.
All of the eggs that we sell are laid by hens that have been vaccinated against Salmonella. The hens are also regularly swabbed for Salmonella. The hens' welfare is important to us and we insist that the welfare of our hens exceeds the legal requirements.
Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) is the Government Department that is responsible for ensuring that all the legislation relating to the packing and marketing of eggs is adhered to.
Field Farm Eggs Co. has an Egg Inspector who visits our premises, our customers and our producers to ensure that we are complying with the rules and regulations that relate to the marketing and sale of eggs.
From hen to shelf
Our aim is to get our eggs on the shelves as soon as possible after the eggs have been laid. The eggs are collected from the farms and transported to our packing station in trucks. The best before date is 28 days from the date of lay.
Need to know more?
Email our eggs-pert team today!