MULTINATIONALS OPEN THEIR CAGES

The cage-free egg club has a new member, and it might not be the first that comes into your mind.

Multi-national giant PepsiCo, the world’s second largest food manufacturer, has officially announced its commitment to using 100 percent cage-free eggs for a wide range of its products, including cookies and protein bars. The time horizon for the transition is 2020 in North America and 2025 globally.

Among the companies that have embraced this philosophy are restaurant chains, retailers and prominent food manufacturers. As for retail, Aldi and Target committed to freeing their chickens by 2025. A number of food manufacturers have made the same promise, such as Barilla, Kellogg, Kraft Heinz, Mars, Mondelez International, Nestle, Unilever and, of course, PepsiCo.