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Our Eggs

We source and deliver fresh eggs to the UK during periods of crisis in the local supply chain. Brits love their eggs and retail demand increases yearly, especially among younger people.

Our egg producers work to high food safety and animal welfare standards that align with the expectations of UK retailers and consumers. Thanks to our producer’s business integrity model and our logistics expertise, we are poised to support UK retailers whenever the need arises, from request to shelf in a fortnight.



Most Brits expect their eggs to be laid by hens that are able to wander outside; free range eggs represent 70% of retail egg sales in the UK (Kantar Worldpanel 2021). However, this makes UK hens particularly susceptible to catching avian flu during an outbreak, leading to egg shortages.

At Atlante, we promise to never sell eggs laid by caged hens. We source eggs from hens kept inside large barns where they are able to move freely. By removing the risk of potential exposure to avian flu, we offer continuity of supply.

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Maintaining Egg Supply

We sourced millions of eggs for UK market during the Covid pandemic and were able to meet further requests during an outbreak of avian flu in 2022 and a shortage in 2023.

We work closely with an egg producer that has created a business integrity model based around disruption. The production site has exceptionally high walls to keep out migratory birds, and there is a high-level protection system against avian flu. About 1.5 million laying hens are kept inside huge buildings where strict animal welfare and hygiene standards are upheld. The eggs’ journey from our packing sites to the UK takes four to five days.

Eggs are classified by: 

  • Barn eggs – Hens can move freely within the hen house. The EU Welfare of Laying Hens Directive stipulates a maximum stocking density of nine hens per square metre of useable area.
  • Free range eggs – In addition to being able to move freely within the hen house, hens must have continuous daytime access to outdoor runs that are mainly covered with vegetation and have a maximum stocking density of 2,500 birds per hectare. 
  • Organic eggs – Hens producing organic eggs are always free range. In addition, they must be fed an organically produced diet and range on organic land.



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UK egg consumption grew 3bn since 2016

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No. of eggs eaten in the UK every day

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Eggs must be packed within 24 hours to qualify as ‘fresh’

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Shelf life (days) of an egg from being packed



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