Are they safely harvested? Grubblies are grown on farms in the United States and Canada. However, most grubs and mealworms do not come from the United States.
Is that okay? Yes.
The location of the farm does not necessarily dictate its safety standards. In fact, the United States actually does not have the highest standards for growing insects. Certain types of animal manure are actually classified as feed grade material for grubs.
So what is the highest standard? EU standards are the highest standards in the world for growing grubs.
All of Grubbly Farms' grubs are grown on farms in the USA and around the world that operate according to EU standards only.
With this standard, the grubs must eat pre-consumer food waste limited to fruits, veggies and grains (no meat waste). This is food that hasn't reached the end consumer that would normally go to waste (like brewery grains, bananas at the grocery store, or an apple core from a smoothie shop).
If you'd like to know where your grubs are grown, carefully check the labels. Although you’ll find misleading phrases on products (like "Packaged in the USA"), that does not mean the grubs are grown there.
At Grubbly Farms, you can find locally grown grubs, as well as grubs harvested around the world.
*Regardless of where they are grown, all Grubblies are safely and sustainably harvested on FDA-approved grub farms with uncompromising standards.
Are the grubs tested for potential contaminants and pathogens?
*This is a requirement by the FDA and a guarantee for all Grubblies. Every batch is meticulously tested for any pathogens or contaminants to ensure the highest levels of food safety for your flock.