It all starts with the health of the hens and their care. Our Gemperle chickens are raised in clean, safe environments. Our custom blended feed ensures our hens’ health, as well as the nutritious quality of our wholesome eggs we produce for you and your family. The majority of our eggs are sold within 100 miles of our farms and are available to you within 48 hours of lay. We utilize sustainable farming practices, and packaging made with recycled materials.
Food Safety Practices
Gemperle Family Farms has a comprehensive, multi-faceted quality assurance and food safety program. Throughout the year, we are monitored and certified by a variety of organizations, ensuring that we meet the highest standards of animal care and egg handling procedures. These organizations include: the Safe Quality Food Institute, FDA, Humane Farm Animal Care (Certified Humane), USDA ,United Egg Producers, Quality Assurance International and the California Egg Quality Assurance Program.
The Safe Quality Food 2000 Program is the leading global food safety program whose certification allows retailers to know that we have met or exceeded all food safety regulations. You can be assured that the guidelines, systems and processes we employ at all of our farms show that we strive to provide high-quality safe eggs every day.
Animal Care Practices
At Gemperle Farms we care about our hens and realize that healthy, happy hens produce safer, nutritious eggs for you and your family. We use numerous modern housing systems to provide the consumer choice. Our newest additions include enriched colony barns, and aviaries.
Keeping our hens free from diseases is an important component of our animal care program. We work with veterinarians and poultry specialists and strive to have healthy productive flocks. Our hens continuously have access to our custom formulated high quality feeds, as well as clean filtered water, appropriate lighting, and management practices designed to minimize stress.
Our animal care guidelines and certifications include the following:
The goal of the program is to improve the lives of farm animals by driving consumer demand for kinder and more responsible farm animal practices. When you see the Certified Humane Raised and Handled® label on a product you can be assured that the food products have come from facilities that meet precise, objective standards for farm animal treatment.
Humane Farm Animal Care is supported by a consortium of Animal Protection Organizations,Individuals, and Foundations, such as the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Humane Society of the United States.
QAI (Quality Assurance International) is a leading USDA-accredited organic product certifying agency. QAI has been an active leader in the organic industry, advocating for high integrity organic regulations, since its beginning in 1989. QAI is committed to ensuring organic integrity at every link in the organic production chain.
The Safe Quality Food Institute Mission: To deliver consistent, globally recognized food safety and quality certification programs based on sound scientific principles, consistently applied across all industry sectors, and valued by all stakeholders.
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