About our eggs
Our own packing station at Primrose Hill Farm is fully accredited and regularly audited to the RSPCA Freedom Food Scheme. We are also regularly inspected and reviewed by our local authority’s environmental health department and DEFRA’s Egg Inspectorate incorporating the evaluation of food hygiene practices and Salmonella testing scheme.
We only select top quality free range eggs allowing you the opportunity to purchase fresh free range eggs direct from the producer.
The majority of our eggs are picked, stamped, hand graded and packed on the same day they are laid allowing you the opportunity to purchase fresh free range Grade A eggs with a 28 day shelf life. Thus ensuring quality control measures are in place on a daily basis.
* Our customers can be assured of full traceability of the eggs.
* All our egg boxes and outer boxes are labelled with a ‘Best Before Date’
* We have strict quality control systems in place and can trace when each egg has been laid.
* Food safety is of paramount importance as to ensure complete confidence in our produce.
What the egg information means
1 = Free Range UK = Country of Origin 12345 = Producer Identity
Eggs and nutrition
Eggs are highly nutritious - they contain a wealth of vitamins and minerals and are one of the best sources of high quality protein
What the experts say
“There is no recommended limit on how many eggs people should eat. Eggs are a good choice as part of a healthy balanced diet.” Food Standards Agency
The nutritious egg
Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods money can buy - they are a natural source of many nutrients including high quality protein, vitamins and minerals. A medium egg contains less than 70 calories.
Eggs are naturally rich in vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B12,vitamin D, selenium and iodine. They also contain vitamin A and a number of other B vitamins including folate, biotin, pantothenic acid and choline, and essential minerals and trace elements, including phosphorus.
With the previous limits on consumption, due to their cholesterol content, now removed, eggs are a healthy fast food for all the family as part of a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Egg sizes are specified under strict EU guidelines.
- Very Large - XL = 73g and above
- Large - L = 73g - 63g
- Medium - M = 63g - 53g
- Small - S = less than 53g
On odd occasions you may find a double yolker - these are laid by young hens who are just beginning to lay.