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Who is Pledging to go to Cage-Free Eggs – Is Your Favorite Restaurant on the list?

Touch the Soil News #308 The number of announcements by food companies to source eggs only from cage-free laying hen farms is growing (we’re up to 37). Thanks to research by WattAgNet News, we were able to compile a list of food companies being influenced by science and public sentiment to source eggs from cage-free enterprises. Pressure to end the practice of egg production using battery cages has reached national proportions. Over-cramped quarters leads to greater use of antibiotics to offset diseases endemic to weak and unhealthy birds. See if you can find your favorite restaurant or food company on the list of cage-free announcements: Arby’s BJ’s Wholesale Club Bob…

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The Movement – Cage-Free Eggs

Touch the Soil News #278 Watt Global Media – which specializes in news surrounding the egg and poultry industries just published all the players in the cage=free egg movement. Following are the companies and time frames when they will be able to source all of their eggs from producers that use cage-free practices.   Completion by 2016 Taco Bell and Shake Shack   Completion by 2020 Arby’s Nestle, Peet’s Coffee, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Caribou Coffee, Panera Bread, Wendy’s,   Completion by 2022 Royal Caribbean Cruises   Completion by 2025 Dunkin Donuts, General Mills, McDonlads, Groupo Bimbo, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Kellogg’s, Carnival Cruise Lines, Subway and Quiznos.   In the Future…

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News Round-Up – Food Chain News You Might Have Missed

Touch the Soil News # 176   September 8, 2015 │ Treatment of Workers International Poultry news reports that JBS, the world’s largest meat processor, was recently fined $19 million for labor violations. These violations included: 1) Work shifts of 18 hours. 2) Forcing workers to work weeks on end without a break. 3) Failure to give employees breaks. 4) Inadequate chemical controls harmful to employees. 5) Poor working conditions found 53 percent of workers relying on some sort of medicine to be able to work. All of these violations were in a facility that slaughters 350,000 chickens daily in Brazil.   September 9, 2015 │ McDonald’s & Cage-Free Eggs…

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