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November 19, 2018

Colombina joins global cage-free egg movement

Humane Society International

CALI—Colombina, a leading food manufacturer in Colombia, has published a new policy to improve animal welfare in its supply chain, with a commitment to source exclusively cage-free eggs in the making of all of its products. The company worked with Humane Society International, a leading global animal protection organization, on the adoption of this policy. Colombina, which produces the La Constancia brand of mayonnaise and other products (like the pastry Ponky) that contain egg, will transition to a 100 percent cage-free egg supply chain by 2025.

Elissa Lane, director of HSI Farm Animals, stated: “We applaud Colombina for adopting this commitment to improve the lives of millions of egg-laying hens in the country. By adopting a cage-free egg policy, Colombina is demonstrating its commitment to corporate social responsibility and at the same time responding to client demand for higher welfare products. We hope Colombina’s new policy sets an example for other companies to join this global movement.”

Colombina’s new animal welfare policy states: “Colombina recognizes the importance of ensuring compliance with the principles of animal welfare throughout its value chain…Therefore, Colombina is committed to…by 2025, exclusively supply cage-free eggs for the manufacture of their products.”

More than 30 companies have joined this cage-free egg initiative in Colombia, including OMA, Crepes & Waffles, Pan Pa’ Ya, Hoteles Estelar, IMC Colombia (J&C Delicias and R.A. Catering), McDonald’s, Grupo Bimbo, Burger King, Alsea (Archie’s and Domino’s), Nestlé, Compass Group and Sodexo.

Media contact (English only): Nancy Hwa, 202-676-2337 (o), 202-596-0808 (c), nhwa@hsi.org

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