Lawsuit filed against Walmart for claiming "cage-free" eggs

A lawsuit has been filed in the US against Walmart and Cal-Maine Foods which claims they lied to customers about access to outdoors for laying hens, reports the Modern Farmer.
calendar icon 17 January 2018
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Despite claiming that the eggs produced by Cal-Maine Foods and sold by Walmart are cage-free, they only appear to be so in a legal sense, rather than an actual physical sense. Modern Farmer reports that despite packaging which states hens have access to the outdoors, the hens are actually fully enclosed.

This comes in the midst of recent announcements by a number of companies including Lo & Behold (Singapore), Carrefour (France) and Nestlé (global), to name only a few, to go cage-free by 2025.

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Ryan worked in conservation from 2008 to 2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery and helped to maintain public and protected green spaces in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in agriculture across the globe.

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