Food giant Barilla has announced that it has switched to cage-free eggs for the entire group's supply chain.
The Parma-based company will only source eggs from farms that house free-range hens.
It has completed the changeover to cage-free eggs a year ahead of schedule in all countries where it operates, including the USA, Turkey, and Brazil.
Every year, Barilla sources approximately 24,000 tonnes of eggs, sourced from nearly two million hens, for food production.
This year, Barilla emerged as the top Italian company for complying with farm animal welfare standards set the by BBFAW (Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare).
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