a Virtual Tour of a
Sauder's Eggs Processing Plant
PennAg Industries Association website includes a fascinating
tour of our modern, high-tech egg packing facility in Ephrata,
Click on the "Take the Tour" link below to see the automated machines that allow
employees to easily, quickly, and safely inspect, clean, and
pack eggs into the cartons we see on our grocery shelves.
are received daily at the facility, arriving by truck from
local family and advanced agricultural poultry farms. They
leave this facility ready to be placed on local supermarket
Farm to Fork
County Organic Producer
of the art organic chicken house.
access for hens.
the weather is not to her liking, she can stay inside.
outside scratching area.
the organic house, birds have several levels to purch.
of floor space inside for the birds.
for the night.
chickens with lots of room.
like a jungle gym!
belt carries the eggs into the packing room,
by human hands.
on plastic flats and carts in egg cooler.
are kept refrigerated at all times.
arrive at Sauder plant ready to be processed.
egg loader places eggs onto the processing belt.
cups pick eggs off the belt and place
in line to be washed and dried.
are candled to check for cracks, dirty eggs,
eggs with blemishes.
are weighed individually by computerized instruments,
sent to a packer where the size is designated.
roll off the belt into a waiting carton.
product waiting to be shipped to a customer.
Quality Organic Eggs
by Pennsylvania Certified Organic, a USDA certifying agent.