Kellogg to use only cage-free eggs by 2025
The Kellogg Company announced this week it will build on its commitment to animal welfare by sourcing only cage-free eggs for its foods and eliminating gestation stalls from its pork supply chain by the end of 2025 for its U.S. operations.
“Even though we are a grains-based company and use very few animal products in our foods, we understand that we have a role to play in influencing responsible behavior throughout our supply chain,” said Paul Norman, president, Kellogg North America. “Today's announcement allows us to lead positive change in a way we know gives consumers more of what they want from brands and companies—a strong focus on social responsibility.”
Kellogg uses eggs in some of its foods, including Eggo frozen breakfast foods and MorningStar Farms frozen veggie foods brands. The company also purchases a small amount of pork for some of its frozen breakfast sandwiches.
“We are proud of the progress we've made to date as we've sourced an increasing number of cage-free eggs," said Diane Holdorf, chief sustainability officer at Kellogg. “While we hope these transitions come sooner than 2025, we understand that the development of alternative housing methods takes time and are committed to working with our suppliers to establish the appropriate path forward.”