Do Oakdell Organic Eggs Meet Organic Production Standards?

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Do Oakdell Organic Eggs Meet Organic Production Standards?

We follow the most widely accepted practices in the industry. Since we began building our organic farm in 2009, we have continued expansion for organics by growing tenfold, and are committed to continued growth to meet future consumer demand. To produce these eggs, we sincerely attempt to provide our customers with a sustainable combination of high standards for biosecurity, and safe quality eggs from birds that are well cared for.

We have been, and continue to be certified every year by the American Humane Association for humane care of our birds. American Humane Association is the largest and fastest growing independent animal welfare program in the U.S. with certified producers raising and handling millions of farm animals. Their program is built on the values of the Five Freedoms, as adopted by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:

1. Freedom from hunger and thirst
2. Freedom from discomfort
3. Freedom from pain, injury, disease
4. Freedom to express normal behaviors
5. Freedom from fear and distress

We meet or exceed all requirements for the USDA Certified Organic program as audited annually by the Utah Department of Food and Agriculture. Additionally, we are certified Kosher, meet the highest SQF Level 3 standards (Safe Quality Food) and meet or exceed the FDA’s Egg Safety Rule requirements as indicated by third party audits granting us one of a handful of companies qualifying for the 5-Star Program from UEP (United Egg Producers).  Oakdell is a family owned company whose roots stretch back to 1905 with many family members directly involved in the day-to-day operation of our farm. We have accommodated numerous visitors on our farm . When permitted by our state veterinarian, birds have free access to the outdoors in covered
porches, but currently under their direction, that is temporarily suspended to help contain the nation’s severe avian influenza outbreak.

We buy as much local organically certified grain as possible, and use the bird waste/manure to make what is very likely the only organic poultry compost in the area approved for use in Certified Organic food production and handling by the Washington State Department of Agriculture Organic Food Program.  We want you to be comfortable with Oakdell Egg Farms’ organic eggs and the standards by which we abide.

 

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