Nellie’s Free Range Eggs are not part of egg recall!
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Tracking the Change to Cage Free

Caged HensEvery day, it seems, we see a new big name restaurant or food company announce that they are going cage free.

The list below comes from Anna Roth on Civil Eats. And it’s frankly astounding.

As we’ve said before, this is great news for hens, and people, and it’s long overdue!

However, we continue to caution that this scale of demand will incentivize the very same producers who have been running caged factory farms all these years to convert their operations to cage free. This cannot fail to be an improvement, but given these companies’ histories, we should remain somewhat skeptical about how truly humane the new systems will be. They will certainly continue to be massive in scale, and no chickens in these systems will ever see the outdoors. This is why we’re confident that there will continue to be demand for our Certified Humane, Free Range eggs from Nellie’s (and companies like ours!) and our support for small, human scale farms.

 

By end of 2016: Shake Shack, Taco Bell

By end of 2017Au Bon PainBurger KingHilton

By end of 2019Compass Group

By end of 2020AramarkArby’sBarillaCaribou Coffee, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Mondelez International (2025 in Europe), Nestlé, Panera BreadPeet’s CoffeeStarbucksUnileverWendy’s

By end of 2022California Pizza KitchenQuizno’sRoyal Caribbean Cruises

By end of 2025Campbell SoupCarnival CruisesCon AgraDunkin’ DonutsFlowers FoodsGeneral MillsJack in the Box (though plan to “transition the majority of our egg supply to cage-free by 2020”), Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, Norwegian Cruise LinesSodexo, Subway, TargetTGI Friday’s, Taco John’s

By end of 2026Denny’s

TBD (have announced intention but not timeline): Cheesecake Factory, Costco, HyattMichael FoodsRembrandt Foods, Wal-Mart

Who’s missing from the list?

Major grocery corporations like Kroger and Safeway; Target is the only one that has committed to a date. Costco and Wal-Mart, two of the nation’s largest egg retailers, have both announced their intentions but have no timeline.

Nellie’s Free Range Eggs are not part of egg recall!

Rose Acre Farms has recalled over 200 million eggs from a single farm in North Carolina whose eggs were shipped to 10 different states under a variety of brand names. Nellie’s Free Range Eggs are not affected and we do not partner with factory farms of this type or size.

If you’re concerned about eggs you purchased recently, see what brands have been recalled.

Nellie’s Free Range Eggs are produced by family farmers on small farms. Learn more about why Nellie’s eggs are different.