RSPCA awards ‘good eggs’

Posted by Josette Dunn on 1st December 2010

Snowy Mountains Cookies, Pudding Lane and Coles have been recognised nationally as ‘good eggs,’ by the RSPCA.  The RSPCA Good Egg Awards acknowledge major companies that make the switch to cage-free eggs.Snowy Mountains Cookies and Pudding Lane have both been Awarded RSPCA Good Egg Awards in the manufacturing category for their use of free-range eggs.

“These companies have shown great leadership in their industry and we’d like to recognise them for their commitment to animal welfare,” said RSPCA Australia CEO, Heather Neil.

“They can be proud that they are making a positive impact on the life of layer hens and setting the standard for others in their industry.

“We know that most Australians prefer to eat cage-free eggs and with shoppers becoming even more discerning about animal welfare, making the switch is simply giving customers what they want.”

Retail giant, Coles, has been awarded an RSPCA Good Egg Award Commendation in the retail category for publicly announcing they’ll take Coles branded cage eggs off the shelves by 2013.

The Good Egg Award began in the UK with international award winners including McDonalds UK, Subway and Sainsburys supermarkets.

“International winners tell us that receiving a Good Egg Award and helping to get hens out of cages has made good business sense. It has also boosted staff morale, improved brand image and reputation, and benefited their bottom line.”