At Otaika Valley Free Range Eggs, we strongly believe that our eggs are at the forefront of the market. We pride ourselves on freshness and quality as well as ethical, transparent egg-farming methods. Our principles of good farming and sustainability extend across all aspects of our business. We ensure that the products we produce are fit for purpose - that is safe, suitable and truthfully labeled.
Our hens are free to roam and partake in their daily activities such as scratching, perching, dust bathing and foraging. At night they rest in spacious safe barns. They are fed with wholesome natural grains so they produce an equally wholesome and healthy egg. One taste and you’ll notice the difference. Our eggs are sold nationwide into leading supermarkets, fruit and vegetable stores, retailers, cafes and restaurants.
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Did you know that eggs are not just good for you, but good for the planet? At Otaika Valley Free Range Eggs, we truly care for the environment.
Our packaging is made from 100% recycled and biodegradable paper sources.
We have planted hundreds of trees that have made a positive impact on our carbon footprint which will continue as the trees mature. We are constantly striving to become more environmentally friendly to reduce our carbon footprint.
Both the carton and the label including all inks and glues - are completely biodegradable. Even better, our entire packaging process is entirely carbon neutral. When we say environmentally friendly, we mean environmentally friendly.
Our egg cartons are formed from recycled paper. Waste paper is collected from printing presses, offices and homes, sent to the factory and washed in an organic soap to remove the print. During the filtering process all solid and foreign objects such as plastic are removed before the paper is pulped and shaped. After shaping, the egg cartons are placed on drying trays and then put through the drying oven where they are heated to create a solid egg carton.
Our carton labels are printed with environmentally friendly vegetable inks.
Scientific evidence shows that eggs are a highly nutritious food that can be included in the diet of healthy New Zealanders. Like other healthy foods such as lean meat & poultry, eggs are a nourishing food. They are also an excellent source of protein to fuel the brain and maintain healthy muscle mass. So why not enjoy an egg today!
Many of the large customers we supply require strict and regular auditing programmes to which we adhere to.
We are independently audited by Assure Quality Ltd which verifies compliance with the Animal Welfare (Layer Hens) Code of Welfare 2012. They’re 100% owned by the New Zealand Government and they provide food safety and biosecurity services globally to the food and primary production sectors.
As well as these audits, the Ministry for Primary Industries requires a Risk Management Programme which ensures that the products we produce are fit for purpose – that is safe, suitable and truthfully labelled.