Leading food companies call on the EU to phase out the use of cages in animal farming

Leading food companies across the EU sent a joint letter to the EU Commission and Members of the EU Parliament, calling for a phase out in the use of cages in animal farming, starting with enriched cages for laying hens. ALDI Nord, Barilla Group, Fattoria Roberti (egg producer), Ferrero, Inter IKEA Group, Jamie Oliver Group, Le Groupement Les Mousquetaires (French retailer), Mondelēz International, Nestlé, and Unilever co-signed the letter which emphasises that the business case for phasing out enriched cages for laying hens is strong, particularly at EU level. It notes…

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Compassion in World Farming Welcomes Entries for its 2021 Awards

The annual Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards programme run by Compassion in World Farming has been streamlined this year to allow businesses hit by COVID-19 to progress towards the delivery of their existing animal welfare commitments.  Instead, the focus will be on the following award categories for which Compassion is now inviting entries. These are: Marketing & Innovation Awards for the Food Service & Manufacturing sectors – these awards recognise companies from these two sectors that provide the best example of work to measurably improve farm animal welfare (innovation), and…

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Report Highlights Global Progress in Company Sourcing of Cage-Free Eggs Despite Impact of Pandemic on Food Supply Chains

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, companies and producers continue to make progress on their commitments to source only eggs from hens that are cage-free by 2026 or sooner, according to Compassion in World Farming’s annual EggTrack report. According to the 2020 report – the first to expand beyond the US and Europe to include global company commitments – 134 of 210 (63%) companies tracked made progress towards meeting their cage-free commitments. Of the 210 companies, 80 operate globally, 57 operate only in North America or the United States,…

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Good Farm Animal Welfare Award Winners Announced by Compassion in World Farming

The prestigious annual Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards ceremony hosted by Compassion in World Farming should have taken place on 16 June at the Tower of London, but, like so many other events it was a casualty of COVID-19 and was cancelled.   Compassion, however, are still keen to recognise those companies committing to higher welfare production and sourcing, through its awards programme. This year, 34 awards were given across the UK, EU, China and the US, set to benefit the lives of 28 million animals each year.  This takes the…

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Compassion in World Farming calls for entrants to its 2020 Marketing and Innovation Awards

Compassion in World Farming is inviting companies from the Food Service and Manufacturing sectors to enter its biennial Marketing and Innovation Awards. The Awards celebrate forward thinking businesses that provide the best examples of work to improve farm animal welfare and to promote higher welfare products. The Best Innovation Award recognises a company that has developed a successful project or innovation that has delivered measurable benefits to the lives of farm animals. The Best Marketing Award recognises a company that has delivered a successful, creative and far reaching consumer marketing…

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