Monday, February 22, 2010

Wal-Mart Announces Private Label Eggs to be Cage-Free

In a move to better serve their customers by offering humane products, Wal-Mart has announced that their private label "Great Value" will only offer cage-free eggs.

"By ensuring that all of its private label eggs are cage-free, Wal-Mart is helping the egg industry move away from battery cage confinement of laying hens," said Paul Shapiro, senior director of The HSUS' factory farming campaign. "Wal-Mart's move is a positive one, and we hope its competitors follow suit."

Many supermarket chains have taken steps to increase their sales of cage-free eggs, including Harris Teeter, Winn-Dixie, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and Safeway. National restaurant chains—including Burger King, Wendy's, Denny's, Red Robin, Quiznos, Sonic, Hardee's and Carl's Jr.—have also started using cage-free eggs.

Learn more: Wal-Mart: Private Label Eggs All Cage-Free

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