Tesco's Central European operations have committed to ceasing the sale of eggs sourced from caged hens by 2025, in a bid to improve the company's animal welfare policies.
Jamie Walker, Tesco's product director for Central Europe told www.zboziaprodej.cz that the group was making the move "in collaboration with out suppliers", and that the group should be fully compliant by 2025.
“Our decision on caged hens is in line with the Tesco approach to ensuring sustainable sourcing and improving animal welfare," he said. “We will be working in partnership with our suppliers to move to 100% cage-free eggs.”
Last week, Portugese retailer Intermarché also pledged to cease sales of eggs from caged hens by 2025, while Conad, Coop Denmark, Carrefour Italia and Auchan Italia are among the other retailers to make this pledge.
Commenting to www.poultryworld.net, Vicky Bond, managing director UK at The Humane League, said, “As one of the largest retailers in the world, Tesco’s policy to exclusively source cage-free shell eggs to cover stores in Central Europe will reduce the suffering of millions of farm animals every year.
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