US - Dunkin’ Donuts has announced a commitment to source 100 per cent cage-free eggs for eggs used in its US menu by 2025, working in collaboration with the Humane Society of the United States.
Dunkin' Donuts is one of the most popular destinations for coffee and baked goods in the US.
Earlier this year, the company also announced its intent to source 10 per cent of the eggs for US breakfast sandwiches from cage-free sources by December 31, 2016.
According to HSUS, Dunkin’ Donuts’ switch to 100 per cent cage-free eggs will benefit approximately 1.4 million egg laying hens annually.
“We have a responsibility to ensure the humane treatment of animals, an issue we know is also important to both our franchisee community and our loyal guests,” said Christine Riley Miller, Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Dunkin’ Brands.
“We are proud to continue our efforts towards sustainable sourcing, and are committed to our partnership with the Humane Society of the United States to help the egg industry eliminate the use of cages in our supply chain.”
According to Josh Balk, senior food policy director of HSUS, said: “We’re pleased to see Dunkin’ Donuts exhibiting dedication to improving the lives of farm animals, and we applaud its decision to switch to exclusively using cage free eggs. We look forward to continuing to work with the brand to achieve our mutual animal welfare goals.”
Additionally, the company has pledged to map its international supply chain to determine the feasibility of transitioning to 100 per cent cage-free eggs on a global basis.ThePoultrySite News Desk