Animal protection organisation Animals Australia has announced that Woolworths has become the first Australian supermarket to commit to a phase out of ALL cage eggs by 2018.
According to their report, the supermarket giant is responding to growing consumer demand to address animal welfare. As part of the overhaul, caged eggs will also no longer be an ingredient of any home-brand product.
In 2009, caged eggs accounted for 70 per cent of egg sales at Woolworths. Now, caged eggs account for 50 per cent of eggs sold and the 12 caged egg suppliers to Woolworths will have time to shift to a sustainable cage-free model.