AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE HUDSON FAMILY OF BURNBRAE FARMS, Margaret Hudson, PresidentPresident's Blog
As everyone is aware, COVID-19 has had far reaching implications around the world and is impacting each and every Canadian town, city and province it touches. Our food supply plays a critical role for Canadians and this has never been more apparent than during a crisis like the one we are facing today. We at Burnbrae Farms take very seriously our role in maintaining the distribution of quality eggs to Canadian families.
Burnbrae Farms is the largest family owned and operated egg business in Canada, and we have a long history of supplying Canadians with safe, nutritious, affordable eggs and egg products and doing so in a socially responsible manner.
In response to COVID-19 we are working hard to ensure the health and safety of our employees, our customers, our consumers and our communities. Our strong hygiene and biosecurity programs that we follow for food safety, worker safety and hen welfare are our best defence as we do everything we can to combat the virus. We are reinforcing these programs with extra measures where appropriate during these extraordinary circumstances.
Today, our seven grading stations and three further processing facilities located in five provinces across the country are fully operational. In addition to our own farms, hundreds of farmers across Canada ship their eggs to us daily, ensuring a secure egg supply for our processing operations.
We have over 1500 dedicated colleagues across the country who continue to come to work each day and demonstrate their passion for ensuring that eggs continue to reach Canadian families. We are incredibly proud of our colleagues and would like to thank them for their dedication and effort during these trying circumstances. We want you to know that we are doing everything we can to keep the flow of nutritious eggs moving across this great country while we all work together to combat the crisis.
Finally, as a 6th generation Canadian family business, Burnbrae Farms and the Hudson family have been committed to farming and supporting Canadian communities for over 125 years. Today, that same commitment continues to guide all of our decisions. We will work to keep you informed during these difficult times and are here for you should you have any questions.
We are in this together and will stand united to help Canadians get through this.
October 11th is World Egg Day – Let’s Celebrate!
I love Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, but there’s another celebration that I can really get behind. Friday, October 11, 2019 is World Egg Day! Established by the International Egg Commission in the UK, this observance has been noted since 1996, and is now marked in people’s calendars to hail the benefits of eggs. Today the event is celebrated right across the globe, as countries continue to promote the importance of eggs as a sustainable and affordable source of nutrition.
The Importance of Eggs During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is such a special time for soon-to-be-mommas. I remember being pregnant with my daughter, who is now almost 16 years old, and being so excited about becoming a new mother. I wanted to do everything right for my baby and bought the giant pregnancy books available at the time and read them religiously. I remember early on being advised by my friend, who is a doctor, to start taking multi-vitamins specifically for pregnant women to ensure that I was getting enough B vitamins and other nutrients critical for my developing child. I was grateful for the advice and eager to learn anything I could to help me on my new adventure with my baby.