General Mills Promises Cage-Free Eggs By 2025
General Mills said it will move entirely to cage-free eggs by 2025 in a recent update to its animal welfare policy.
The Golden Valley-based food company had previously promised to move toward cage-free eggs but laid out no timeline, except noting that it may take some time due to avian flu-related supply issues. At the same time, General Mills laid out a new set of principles for animals in July that it called the “five freedoms.” Those included freedom from hunger, discomfort, pain, fear and freedom to engage in normal animal behavior.
The Humane Society of the United States, which worked with General Mills to craft policies earlier this year, expressed support for the move.
“General Mills is further demonstrating that confining hens in cages has no place within our food system,” Humane Society senior food policy director Josh Balk said in a statement. “We applaud the company for its great work.”