Nestle decides to cut out caged eggs by 2025
Nestle has committed to removing all cage eggs from its supply chain, including in Australia.
The global food giant has promised to stop using cage eggs by 2025. The decision will impact the production of foods including Lean Cuisine, Nesquik and KitKat.
The cage free announcement was made following negotiations with the Open Wing Alliance, a global coalition of animal protection organisations, including Animals Australia.
Director of Farmed Animal Advocacy at Animals Australia, Jesse Marks, said Animals Australia commends Nestle for its animal welfare policy.
“As the largest food company in the world, this decision is a signal to the rest of the food industry that cage eggs don’t have a future,” Marks said.
“Australian consumers are concerned about the cruelty egg-laying hens suffer in cages, with a recent Roy Morgan poll showing that 67 per cent of Australians are more likely to support a company that has a policy not to use or sell cage eggs.
“This decision by Nestlé demonstrates how leaders in the corporate sector can listen to their customers and respond.”
The commitment comes a week after the largest global hotel chain, the Wyndham Hotel Group, made a similar cage-free eggs commitment.
Other companies already committed to using cage free eggs in Australia include Subway, McDonald’s, Hungry Jacks, Woolworths, Aldi, McCain, Arnott’s and Hilton.
- McDonald’s Australia to move towards using cage-free eggs by end of 2017
- Aldi to phase caged-eggs out by 2025
- Hellmann’s mayonnaise goes cage-free