Eggland’s Best has announced that it is setting a goal of working with its suppliers and customers to transition to 100% cage-free eggs by 2025.
The company is already the cage-free segment leader and the largest cage-free brand in the U.S.
“Eggland’s Best is setting a goal of working with our suppliers and customers to transition to 100% cage-free eggs by 2025. We will work closely with our suppliers to make this change in a way that ensures the great taste, nutrition and freshness that consumers love and expect from Eggland’s Best eggs. We will not compromise food safety or animal welfare in working toward this goal,” the company said in its press statement.
The company said is extremely committed to the health and welfare of the hens that provide Eggland’s Best eggs. “We look forward to continuing our leadership in improving all aspects of cage-free egg production and animal welfare,” the company said.
Compared to regular eggs, Eggland’s Best eggs contain 25% less saturated fat, five times more vitamin D, more than double the omega-3s, 10 times more vitamin E and three times more vitamin B12. Eggland’s Best’s claims to get such nutritional value due to its proprietary all-vegetarian hen feed that contains healthy grains, canola oil and a wholesome supplement of rice bran, alfalfa, sea kelp and vitamin E.