Top UK companies named 'Good Eggs'
Cadbury Creme Egg, Hellmann's and The National Trust
are among the UK's leading brands named â€œGood Eggsâ€ at an award ceremony in
London on 29 April.
The awards have been set up by animal welfare group Compassion in World
Farming (CIWF) to celebrate companies abandoning the battery cage egg in favour
of eggs from free-range or barn kept hens.
â€œThe Good Egg Award winners are abandoning eggs from battery cages in all
sorts of products. From cakes to confectionary to mayonnaise, consumers looking
for ethical eggs will finally be able to make that choice,â€ said event host
Joanna Lumley who is fronting the campaign for Compassion in World
Award winners this year will effectively release over 10 mln hens from
cages, double the number released by Good Egg Award winners' commitments in
And the awards go toâ€¦
Receiving a 2008 Good Egg Award are:
The National Trust
Cadbury Creme Egg
Bradford & Bingley
The Cooperative Food
Country Style Foods Ltd
Hampshire County Council
Halton Borough Council
Metropolitan Borough of Wirral
Although the consumer trend for free-range is growing steadily in the UK,
62% of the UK hen flock is still kept in battery cages, ranking the UK 5th in a
European league table. In some countries such as Spain and Portugal the figure
rises to 97%.
â€œThese awards make it clear that the food business is turning its back on
battery cages,â€ says Philip Lymbery, Chief Executive of Compassion in World
Farming. â€œPressure on producers to supply more barn and free-range eggs is
mounting. The Good Egg Awards demonstrate a growing demand for ethically sourced
eggs, currently led by some of the world's biggest brands.
Related link:Compassion in World Farming
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