CHICAGO — Conagra Brands has recently announced the company's plans to accelerate its transition to cage-free eggs, converting 100 percent of its egg usage to cage-free by the end of fiscal year 2024.
The company moved its original commitment to directly source 100 percent, cage-free eggs by 2025 up one year earlier.
Conagra plans to convert approximately 20 percent of its egg usage to cage-free by the end of fiscal year 2021; approximately 45–50 percent to cage-free by the end of fiscal year 2022; approximately 60–70 percent to cage-free by the end of fiscal year 2023; and directly source 100 percent cage-free eggs by the end of fiscal year 2024.
“Consumers want animals in the food supply to be treated better and we applaud Conagra for accelerating its progress in that direction,” said Josh Balk, vice president of Farm Animal Protection for the Humane Society of the United States.
“Operating ethically and employing responsible animal welfare practices is important for our customers, our investors, and our company, and we're proud to accelerate our progress on this important issue,” said Katya Hantel, senior director of sustainability at Conagra Brands.