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Nestlé Sets Dates For Transition To Cage-Free Eggs

Following its 2014 commitment to switch to a 100 percent cage-free global egg supply chain, Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, announced that it will complete this transition by 2025. According to Nestlé, all eggs it sources must be from hens raised without the use of cages, helping accelerate the egg industry’s move away from the caged confinement of laying hens.

 

Following its 2014 commitment to switch to a 100 percent cage-free global egg supply chain, Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, announced that it will complete this transition by 2025.
The company had previously committed to completing its transition to a cage-free supply chain in the U.S. by 2020, and in Canada by 2025.

According to Nestlé, all eggs it sources must be from hens raised without the use of cages, helping accelerate the egg industry’s move away from the caged confinement of laying hens.

Elissa Lane, deputy director of Humane Society International Farm Animals, stated: “Nestlé announcement that it will transition to a cage-free egg supply chain in Latin America, Oceania, the Middle East and Africa by 2025 is an important benchmark in the global move towards cage-free eggs. While the company also signalled that Asia would be included in this move ‘if conditions allow,’ we urge the company to commit to and meet the 2025 deadline for its supply chain in that region, as well. Humane Society International is proud to support Nestle on the implementation of this policy around the globe. With the world’s largest food companies improving animal welfare in their supply chains by eliminating eggs from hens confined in battery cages, Nestlé’s policy sends another clear message to the egg industry that the future of egg production is cage-free.”

 

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