Coles goes cage-free: Supermarket giant announces animal-friendly move in major shake up to its egg products
- Coles will remove all caged egg products from its Western Australia stores
- The supermarket giant aims to have all of its stores cage-free within four years
- Coles Own Brand products will eventually only use cage-free eggs
Coles has announced it will remove caged eggs from its Western Australia stores.
The supermarket giant aims to have all of its stores across Australia free of caged products within four years.
Coles Own Brand products will implement similar changes and will eventually only use cage-free eggs.
The supermarket giant aims to have all of its stores across Australia be cage-free within four years (stock image)
‘Since we moved all our Coles Own Brand eggs to cage-free in 2013, we have been working with our proprietary egg suppliers to increase production of cage-free eggs,’ a Coles spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia.
‘We are now expanding this commitment to only sell cage-free shell eggs in our supermarkets by 2023.
‘This initiative will also include a commitment to only source cage-free eggs as ingredients in our Coles Own Brand products.
‘Coles removed cage shell eggs from our range in WA stores earlier this year as part of our commitment to sell only cage-free shell eggs nationally by 2023.’
Coles Own Brand products will implement similar changes and will eventually only use cage-free eggs as ingredients (stock image)
The treatment of hens will continue to improve as they will have access to nest boxes, perches and litter for dust bathing.
The hens will also have the freedom to move around the farms and not be restricted to cages.
‘The Coles Own Brand free-range standard requires that during the day hens have easy access to an outdoor range, shade from the sun and space to roam,’ a Coles spokesperson said.