Unilever And McDonalds Change To Free Range Eggs
Food giants McDonalds and Unilever will no longer use eggs from hens raised in “battery” cages in their production processes, citing animal welfare concerns.
The Dutch/British food and cosmetics company Unilever uses 650 million eggs per year in Europe, from an estimated 2.5 million chickens. Unilever says that before 2010 all the products should be made from free-range eggs.
Both Unilever and McDonalds were given a “Good Egg Award” by the UK-based Compassion In World Farming.