Compassion is delighted to hear that Noble Foods, the UK's largest egg supplier, has made the commitment to supply only cage-free eggs by 2025.
The company currently sources about 62% of its 3 billion eggs from cage-free systems, but has been working closely with its retail partners to ensure its group wide transition to 100% cage-free eggs by 2025.
Compassion has been working with Noble Foods since 2011 and since then we have awarded two of their leading brands Gü and the Happy Egg Co. with Good Egg Awards for only sourcing free-range eggs.
We welcome this latest commitment which means millions of hens across their business will lead cage-free lives in the future.
Noble Foods joins a host of other retailers and brands that have made cage-free commitments over the past 2 years and we hope this will encourage others in the market to follow suit.
Cages are outdated in modern egg production and we encourage companies with eggs in their supply chain to invest in production systems that are fit for purpose to ensure that the animals experience a good quality of life, and fit for the future too by meeting the growing demand for more ethical and sustainable food. Read our leaflet here.