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Egg commitments are challenging but realistic

Foodservice firms that have promised to go cage-free on eggs by 2025 need to start the remaining transition sharpish, says Jemima Jowell. This summer we’ve witnessed a seismic shift in attitudes towards caged eggs with a deluge of commitments by food businesses to go cage-free in their egg supply chains. One of the latest is…
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Cage-free commitments heap pressure on caterers

A flurry of retailer commitments to source cage-free eggs represents a seismic shift for the sector and puts pressure on foodservice operators to follow suit, according to Compassion in World Farming. Major UK supermarkets and convenience chains including Tesco, Aldi, Asda, Morrisons, Lidl, Iceland and Spar, as well as Booker which owns Premier, Londis and…
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Sodexo eggs to be cage-free by 2025

Sodexo has committed to sourcing only cage-free eggs across its global business by 2025. The foodservice operator said the commitment marked a major step forward in its animal welfare strategy and pledged to work with local producers, NGOs and the relevant authorities to achieve the conversion to cage-free eggs. Sodexo already sources 100% cage-free eggs…
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Tesco to phase out caged eggs

Tesco has pledged to stop sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025 as part of a renewed focus on sustainable sourcing. Currently, around 43% of the 1.4 billion eggs sold by Tesco each year come from caged eggs, also known as enriched colonies, with the remainder produced using free range or organic methods. Tesco will…
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Foodservice wins praise for welfare commitments

The issue of farm animal welfare may have reached a significant tipping point after the number of foodservice businesses achieving a Compassion in World Farming Good Farm Animal Welfare Award doubled in the past year. The awards recognise the work of leading food businesses to improve animal welfare standards and cover commitments such as using…
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Back of house with Allegra McEvedy

Allegra McEvedy, the Footprint Award-winning chef, talks about animal welfare and the challenges of championing sustainability. When did you first become interested in animal welfare? Allegra McEvedy: Fairly quickly after I left college in the early 90s. I was lucky enough to fall into some great forward-thinking restaurants that understood the value of good animal…
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Meaty issues – experts debate the future of food

THE YORK Festival of Ideas will launch the first World Meat Free Day campaign by hosting an alternative meat free breakfast for staff and students on 15 June.                       The Festival will then host a series of panel discussions and keynote talks by a range…
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Global benchmark on animal welfare rankings disappointingly low

MARKS & Spencer, Waitrose and Coop Group (Switzerland) have been given top marks in a global annual farm animal welfare Business Benchmark report, with Burger King, Mars and Müller among 21 companies languishing at the bottom of the league table.                         Now in its…
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New report calls for changes to the UK food and farming policy

THE FOOD Ethics Council, Soil Association and Compassion in World Farming have collaborated with seven other UK organisations to produce a report which challenges the government’s current UK food and farming policy.                         The organisations involved have joined forces to highlight the overwhelming evidence…
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London councils urged to end cage cruelty

LONDON COUNCILS have been urged to end cage cruelty by buying cage-free eggs for school and council catering. Fifteen London councils have already received Good Egg Awards for their ethical egg-buying policies, but unfortunately this means that 18 are still serving thousands of meals every day that are likely to contain eggs produced by hens…
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