Canada’s Largest Grocers Going Cage Free

Today the Retail Council of Canada announced its commitment to improving animal welfare by pledging that 100 percent of eggs sold in its member stores will be cage-free by 2025. The policy affects all Retail Council of Canada grocery members, including Loblaw, Metro, Sobeys, and Walmart. The move, which will spare more than 15 million hens annually from suffering in tiny wire cages, has been applauded by the international animal protection organization Mercy For Animals, which encouraged the Retail Council of Canada to develop this important policy.

The Retail Council of Canada’s statement is the latest in a wave of cage-free egg commitments by North American grocers, including Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway, Food Lion, Giant, Stop & Shop, Costco, Target, CVS, Trader Joe’s, and BJ’s Wholesale Club. Additionally, nearly 100 other retailers, restaurants, foodservice companies, and food manufacturers have pledged to go cage-free in the last year.

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1 Response to Canada’s Largest Grocers Going Cage Free

  1. J Park says:

    Cooperation for Cage–free eggs trend and campaign
    Dear Mr. President,
    I humbly would like to implore you for your utmost consideration, as we have put in a proposition to cooperate with you for potential projects for cage-free eggs.
    The campaign and announcements of the transition to cage-free eggs by Walmart U.S., Nestle SA, PepsiCo, Sodexo, Kroger Co, Starbucks, McDonald’s Corp, Burger King, Unilever, Compass will necessarily require cage-free eggs to be the standard of egg consumption.
    The safety of eggs from pathogen from Salmonella, especially from AI (avian influenza) has been a critical concern as HWO has warned and eggs were contaminated by AI.
    For the successful project and campaign for cage-free eggs exposed to excreta, manure and wild birds, the solution for the contamination of eggs from pathogen would be a critical key.
    We are proud to have prepare the solution and sincerely wish to work with you for the fruitful campaign and project for cage-free eggs through new innovative patented biotechnology certified to Salmonella as well as kill AI in shell eggs on commercial production scale.
    We sincerely wish to be heard of your kind reply in the most timely manner possible.
    Thank you.

    Best Regards,

    SFC (Safe Food Corporation)
    Korea University CJ Food Safety Hall,
    Anam-Dong, Seongbuk-Gu
    Seoul, 136-713, Korea
    TEL 82-2-908-9662 FAX 82-2-908-9663
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