One of Brazil's Largest Restaurant Companies Switching to Cage-Free Eggs

BRAZIL - Brazil Fast Food Corporation (BFFC), which operates approximately 1,250 restaurants in Brazil, including Bob’s, Yoggi, Doggis, Pizza Hut, and KFC, has committed to sourcing only cage-free eggs throughout its entire supply chain.
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Most laying hens in Brazil are housed in battery cages, but the company made the policy switch following discussions with animal welfare organisations.

In its statement, BFFC stated: “One of our goals is to use only eggs from hens not confined in cages, and we are undertaking a public commitment to work together with our supply chain to achieve this goal by 2025."

Fernanda Vieira, corporate policy and program manager for animal welfare organisation Humane Society International (HSI) Farm Animals in Brazil, stated: “We congratulate BFFC for improving animal welfare in its supply chain by pledging to switch to cage-free eggs. BFFC’s cage-free policy is another clear sign that the future of egg production in Brazil is cage-free.”

The policy follows a shift to cage-free egg production in the US, UK and across Latin America. For example, Burger King and Arcos Dorados, which operates McDonald’s in Brazil and 19 other countries in the region, committed to switching to 100 percent cage-free eggs, as did other leading restaurant operators, totalling thousands of restaurants in Brazil and Latin America alone.

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