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Conagra accelerates transition to 100% cage-free eggs

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Company plans to directly source 100% cage-free eggs by 2024, one year earlier than planned.

Conagra Brands announced this week the company's plans to accelerate its transition to 100% cage-free eggs, converting 100% of its egg usage to cage-free by the end of fiscal year 2024, one year earlier than its original commitment to directly source 100% cage-free eggs by 2025.

Conagra plans to convert approximately 20% of its egg usage to cage-free by the end of fiscal year 2021; approximately 45–50% to cage-free by the end of fiscal year 2022; approximately 60–70% to cage-free by the end of fiscal year 2023; and directly source 100% cage-free eggs by the end of fiscal year 2024.

"Operating ethically and employing responsible animal welfare practices is important for our customers, our investors, and our company, and we're proud to accelerate our progress on this important issue," said Katya Hantel, senior director of sustainability at Conagra Brands.

Conagra Brands, headquartered in Chicago, is one of North America's leading branded food companies. The company said its portfolio has been evolving to satisfy people's changing food preferences. Some of its brands includes Birds Eye, Duncan Hines, Healthy Choice, Marie Callender's, Reddi-wip, and Slim Jim, as well as emerging brands, including Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP, Duke's, Earth Balance, Gardein, and Frontera.

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