Prime Foods: Caring for the Environment, and Your Health
There’s no way around it: processing up to one million eggs a day takes a lot of electricity and water. Generating electricity usually requires the burning of some form of fossil fuel, which can contribute to air pollution and a host of health problems. And when it comes to usable water, we need to conserve what we have because we’re all dependent on the environment to replenish the supply through rain and snowfall.
At Prime Foods, we believe it’s our responsibility to use both electricity and water as wisely as we can. That’s why we’re proud to operate the most technologically advanced hard-cooked egg processing plant in the world. We’ve made extensive investments in green technology that minimizes our electricity usage and water consumption.
Our operation features incredibly efficient heat recovery systems to reduce the energy consumption of our boilers and chillers. The end result is similar to increasing the insulation in your home; avoiding heat transfer through the walls, windows, doors, and roof means that you use less electricity in both summer and winter. When we recover heat from our systems and re-use it, we’re also helping reduce the need to burn fossil fuels.
Another way we reduce our energy consumption is by using low-wattage lighting throughout our facility. We’ve also installed motion detectors so that lights aren’t left on in empty rooms.
Prime Foods extensively re-uses water in our operations, reducing the demand on public water purification and delivery systems. And, as you might suspect, we generate tons and tons of eggshells. We’ve even found a way to re-use those; we’ve built a dedicated eggshell waste refuse room with its own loading dock to ship the natural calcium carbonate to farmers for further use. That helps conserve space in landfills.
At Prime Foods, we’re doing our part to be good stewards of the environment for our friends, our families, our neighbors, and for the future.