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18 more major companies join the movement to sell or source only cage-free eggs

February 02, 2016

Jan 27 2016: Eight more companies commit to sell or source only cage free eggs by 2025

Target, ConAgra Foods, Campbells, Mondelez International and Norwegian Cruise Line have all announced plans to phase out eggs from caged hens. They join three other companies – Denny’s, Quiznos and Wendy’s – who earlier in 2016 have agreed to switch to cage-free eggs.     

Target revealed a goal of having its entire assortment of shell eggs coming from cage-free hens by 2025, based on available supply. ConAgra Foods announced on January 18 that it would work toward a supply of 100 percent cage-free eggs in its U.S. operations by 2025. Known mostly for its line of soups, Campbell’s intends to make the transition to cage-free eggs by 2025.  Mondelez International, a global snack food company, announced on January 15 that it would fully transition to using cage-free eggs in the United States and Canada by 2020 and in Europe by 2025. Norwegian Cruise Line stated it intends to make the transition by 2025. Click here to read the full article

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UPDATE Feb 02 2016: Ten more major companies announce they plan to switch to cage-free eggs

Starwood Hotels & Resorts plan to source only cage free eggs by 2020.  California Pizza Kitchen will make the change by 2022.  Burger King, Tim Hortons, Sonic, Hardee’s, Carl’s Jr., Bob Evans, White Castle and P.F. Chang’s agree to transition to cage-free eggs by 2025. Click here to read the full article