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15 November 2017
All Carrefour Eggs Going Cage-Free By 2025, Retailer Says
EU - French retailer Carrefour has announced its commitment to selling only cage-free eggs under its private label brand in Europe by 2025....
03 November 2017
NZ Applauds Nestlė's Global Cage-egg Free Commitment
NEW ZEALAND - 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....
02 November 2017
Nestlé Commits to Globally Sourcing Only Cage-free Eggs by 2025
GLOBAL - Nestlé today announced its plans to set a goal where only eggs from cage-free hens are sourced for all its food products globally by 2025, including all shell eggs and egg products directly sourced as ingredients by by the company....
30 October 2017
First Asian Company to Commit to 100% Cage-free Egg Supply Chain
SINGAPORE - The Lo & Behold Group, a Singaporean hospitality company, is joining Humane Society International, one of the world's largest animal protection organizations, to improve animal welfare in its supply chain by committing to sourcing 100 per...
17 October 2017
Nestlé USA Commended on Commitment to Improve Broiler Chicken Welfare
US - World Animal Protection welcomes the commitment made by Nestlé USA to improve the welfare of the chickens farmed for meat in its US food supply chain. ...
16 October 2017
Des Moines Animal Control Wants to Limit Backyard Chickens
US - Des Moines animal control says it's time to cut back on the number of chickens allowed in the city limits....
09 October 2017
Free Range Producers will Rise to Challenge of Increased Production, Says BFREPA
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association says its members will innovate and invest to meet any rise in demand for their product....
25 September 2017
Caged Poultry Items Unsafe for Humans, Research Shows
INDIA - Caged poultry products, which are widely used in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), are dangerous for human consumption....
Federation Says Farmers Face Financial Ruin Switch to Cage-free
NEW ZEALAND - Nearly three quarters of eggs sold are from caged chickens and egg farmers are calling on supermarkets to continue selling them....
22 September 2017
Waikato Could Soon Have Biggest Egg Factory Farm in NZ
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's biggest egg producer, Mainland Poultry, wants to build a massive industrial chicken egg laying farm at 64 Old Road, Orini in the Waikato....
13 September 2017
Great Market for Zimbabwean Free Range Chickens in China
ZIMBABWE - The People's Republic of China Ambassador Huang Ping says there is a great market opportunity for Zimbabwe's free range chicken better known as roadrunners in his country....
08 September 2017
America’s Largest Chicken Association Rolls Out Industry-Wide Standards for Broiler Chicken Welfare
US - The National Chicken Council (NCC), the United States' oldest and largest national association representing the US broiler chicken industry (chickens raised for meat), this week rolled out a set of industry-wide standards for broiler chicken welfare...
07 September 2017
HSUS Seeks Cage-Free Status for Pork, Veal & Eggs in California
US - Last November Massachusetts voters approved – by a 3 to 1 margin – a groundbreaking ballot question that will mandate all pork, veal and eggs sold in the Bay State come from pigs, calves and laying hens not confined to ultra-tight quarters. ...
31 August 2017
JBS Commits to Cage-free Eggs
BRAZIL - JBS has committed to purchasing commercial eggs used as ingredients in its products only from farms where chickens are bred without cages. ...
21 August 2017
Egg Inspections Complete, But Safety Concerns Remain
SOUTH KOREA - Consumer concerns about eggs contaminated with insecticides persisted Friday, as the government announced the results of its inspections on all large-scale egg farms....
28 July 2017
Lidl Portugal Ceases Egg Sales from Caged Hens
PORTUGAL - Lidl Portugal has announced that it is the first retail chain in Portugal to cease the sale of eggs from hens kept in cages....
21 July 2017
GPA Introduces Private Label Eggs from Non-Caged Chickens
BRAZIL - Brazilian retailer GPA has introduced a new range of eggs produced by non-caged chickens at a more affordable price than free-range and organic eggs. Earlier this year, GPA committed to sell only private label eggs from hens reared outside of...
07 July 2017
NZ's Largest Free Range Egg Producer to Start Stamping Eggs
NEW ZEALAND - The country's largest free range egg producer has begun stamping its eggs with a mark of origin....
05 June 2017
Free Range Poultry Production Rising in Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE - The growing interest in indigenous foods by many Zimbabweans could be the break that local free-range poultry farmers have been waiting for in a market that has been dominated by hybrids....
30 May 2017
Danish Supermarket Chain Dropping Barn Eggs from Shelves
DENMARK - Most Danish supermarkets have already dropped eggs from caged hens from their shelves. ...
24 May 2017
Queensland Egg Producers Boosted by Export Opportunities, Increasing Consumption
AUSTRALIA - Industry representatives say Queensland egg producers are in a good place, with domestic consumption on the rise and new export opportunities on the horizon....
17 May 2017
Free Range Eggs Seen as Tastier, More Nutritious and Safer, Study Finds
AUSTRALIA - People choose to buy free-range or cage-free eggs because they believe they taste better and are better quality than eggs from caged hens, new research published suggests....
03 May 2017
Poultry Farm Incomes Fall as Farmers Battle Lower Prices
UK - Poultry farm income fell 16 per cent to average £107,000 per business in 2016, according to latest statistics from the Farm Business Survey. Falling broiler and free range egg prices hit bottom lines across the sector and forced businesses to take...
27 April 2017
Navis Capital Acquires Majority Stake in Mainland Poultry
NEW ZEALAND - Private equity firm Navis Capital has acquired a majority stake in Mainland Poultry, whose businesses include New Zealand’s biggest egg producer, and is reportedly interested in buying Freshmax, the Australian-registered, NZ-based fruit...
26 April 2017
IFA Welcomes Lifting of Poultry Restrictions
IRELAND - IFA National Poultry Chairman Nigel Renaghan has welcomed yesterday's announcement by the Department of Agriculture that the requirement to house poultry to protect against avian influenza has been lifted....
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