COVID-19 and your eggs: an update from us
Words by: Family Farm Team
Almark Foods, the producer of our hard-boiled eggs, has recently been in the news for food safety concerns regarding their bulk salad grade hard-boiled egg items sold in pails to food service customers. Almark is taking every precautionary measure available in the interest of the safety of your food, and has expanded their voluntary recall to include all hard cooked egg products produced at their Gainesville, GA plant. This includes Pete and Gerry’s and numerous other brands (including other organic and all-natural offerings), which are listed on the FDA’s website. You'll notice that most major brands are on this list—we urge you to thoroughly and carefully inspect all pre-packaged, hard-boiled eggs in your fridge.
If you have hard-boiled eggs from any of the affected brands, please dispose of them. If those hard-boiled eggs are from Pete and Gerry's, contact us at [email protected].
Please note that this voluntary recall does not affect our shelled eggs or liquid egg whites.
Our entire team here at Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs takes the quality and safety of our products very seriously. Production of these items will move to a new state of the art facility, and we will continue to monitor Almark’s compliance with our supplier verification program. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
December 27, 2019
Recall. So, this is revealing. Pete & Gerry's sin't some cute family farm operation. P&G's eggs come from some big egg distribution plant named Almark in Georgia? Do Pete and Gerry actually have anything to do or say about "their" "organic" eggs and egg products. Sadly, it seems to me that Egglands Best--which got an awful review from Cornucopia.org--and all the rest of the crap eggs all come from this Almark plant. Who knows what is in Pete & Gerry's eggs cartons. This is a really bad story. I didn't see Trader Joe's eggs on that list. Maybe I'll just stick with them and pray.
Hello Paul. Thank you for reaching out to us. Pete and Gerry's is proud to be Certified Humane and Free Range. That has not changed. All of our eggs come from our network of small family farms, but our pre-packaged hard-boiled eggs are currently cooked and packaged at Almark, as we do not have the facilities to do so ourselves here in New Hampshire. The same is true for most hard-boiled egg offerings on the market at the moment. Although our eggs were not originally part of the recall, out of an abundance of caution, Almark expanded their voluntary recall to include all hard cooked egg products produced there. If you happen to have any additional questions we can answer about this process, please feel free to reach out to us at: [email protected]
December 26, 2019
Why isn't the 'problem' stated??
Hi Dawn, thank you for reaching out. The hard boiled egg recall originally contained bulk salad grade hard-boiled egg items sold in pails to food service customers. Almark is taking every precautionary measure available in the interest of the safety of your food, and out of an abundance of caution has expanded their voluntary recall to include all hard cooked egg products produced at their Gainesville, GA plant, which includes our brand as well as some others. As we know more about what caused this recall, we'll be able to provide more information. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if we can assist further.
December 25, 2019
I purchased and ate two packages of these eggs that were expiring towards the end of December at a Publix store in Lakewood Ranch Florida. We’re these part of the recall. How long does it take to know if you get Listeria?
Hello Ardis. Thanks for reaching out. Our shelled eggs are not part of this recall, only the prepackaged hard boiled eggs. We'd be happy to look into this further if you would not mind sending us a message to: [email protected] with any package information that you may have. You can find more information about symptoms of Listeria via the CDC Website at: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/eggs-12-19/index.html Thank you for reaching out.
April 16, 2018
July 03, 2018