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World’s largest food company makes cage-egg free commitment

November 3rd, 2017

Nestlė, the world’s largest food company, has announced its commitment to  eliminate cages from its egg supply chain worldwide. This policy will  be adopted by all of Nestlė’s locations in 189 countries. In New  Zealand, Nestlė has committed to a phase-out date of 2025. This  announcement is part of an ever-growing worldwide movement to free hens  from cages. SAFE worked alongside members of the global coalition, the  Open Wing Alliance, to enable this worldwide commitment. 

“This year, we’ve seen a huge swell of companies committing to go  cage-egg free, including all of New Zealand’s major supermarkets,” says  Campaigns Director, Mandy Carter. “It is heartening to see that  companies are listening to demands from their customers and helping to  eliminate the worst practices in factory farming.”

               

Earlier  this year, supermarket giant Countdown announced its commitment to go  cage-free in New Zealand by 2025. They were followed by Foodstuffs who  committed to be cage-free by 2027 across all their stores. Other  companies in New Zealand who are already cage-egg free or have named a  future phase-out date include Wendy’s, Pita Pit, McDonald’s, Burger  King, Compass Group, Sodexo, Mondelez and General Mills.

 

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