Kraft Heinz to use only cage-free eggs by 2025
As an effort to improve sustainability in its supply chain, the Kraft Heinz company says it will transition to sourcing 100 percent cage-free eggs in all North American operations by 2025.
“Reflecting our mission ‘To Be the Best Food Company, Growing a Better World,’ we’re committed to responsible, sustainable practices extending to every facet of our business,” says Michael Mullen, senior vice president of corporate and government affairs, the Kraft Heinz Company. “Making the move to source our eggs exclusively from cage-free hens builds on progress made by both Kraft and Heinz in previous years and reinforces our continuing pursuit of animal welfare improvements throughout our supply chain.”
The company primarily uses eggs to manufacture products within its sauces portfolio. This includes brands such as Miracle Whip, Heinz Mayo and Kraft Salad Dressings.
With the announcement, Kraft Heinz becomes one of the many consumer products companies and others in the food business that have pledged to using only cage-free eggs as a way of meeting consumer demand for more sustainable and ethical production policies.