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May 24, 2016

Aramark Canada’s Cage-Free Policy Welcomed

Humane Society International applauds food service company for joining growing cage-free trend

Humane Society International/Canada

  • Cage-free hen. David Paul Morris

Humane Society International/Canada welcomes an announcement from Aramark Canada that it will end the use of all eggs from caged hens in its supply chain by 2022 for shell eggs and 2025 for liquid eggs. With its commitment, Aramark joins dozens of Canadian companies that have announced a move away from eggs produced by hens confined in cages. Sayara Thurston, campaign manager with Humane Society International/Canada, issued the following statement:

"Humane Society International/Canada welcomes Aramark’s announcement that it will end the use of cage eggs in its Canadian supply chain by 2022 for shell eggs and 2025 for liquid eggs. Companies across Canada and throughout North America are saying no to the practice of confining animals in cages for their entire lives. Aramark’s commitment is the latest in a landslide of corporate announcements that have sent a resounding message to the Canadian egg industry that consumers value animal welfare and want cage systems out of supply chains for good."

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Aramark Canada is one of the largest food service providers in the country. Other companies that have committed to sourcing 100 percent cage-free eggs in Canada include Loblaw, Sobeys, McDonald’s, Metro, Walmart, Tim Hortons and many others. Globally, the cage-free movement includes dozens of the food industry’s largest players.

Media Contact: Christopher Pare, 514 395-2914, cpare@hsi.org

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