Hellmann’s mayonnaise goes cage-free

Posted by Nicole Eckersley on 25th February 2010

America’s most popular mayonnaise brand, Hellmann’s, yesterday announced that it would convert US production of its Hellmann’s Light product to use cage-free eggs.

The mayonnaise, production of which accounts for around 1.5 million kilograms of eggs a year, will convert to using American Humane Certified eggs, which require producers to meet criteria for animal health and welfare as well as banning the use of battery cages.

Once a “certifiable and consistent supply” becomes available in North America, Hellman’s, owned by food giant Unilever, plans to convert all its mayonnaise products to cage-free ingredients.