Nestlé's Significant Commitment on Farm Animal Welfare

Dec 20, 2016 10:45 AM ET

Beginning in 2012 and strengthened in 2014, Nestlé made a significant commitment on farm animal welfare, working with World Animal Protection, a global animal welfare organization and SGS, an independent auditor based in Switzerland, to assess our suppliers against specific commitments. In 2015 Nestlé continued its efforts toward improving farm animal welfare and pledged to use exclusively cage-free eggs in the United States in our human foods by 2020, establishing an accelerated timeline compared to industry peers. We use approximately 20 million pounds of eggs annually to create some of America’s most beloved food brands, including HAAGENDAZS®, DREYER’S® and EDY’S® ice creams, NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® cookie dough and BUITONI® pasta. Eggs are also an important part of our popular LEAN CUISINE® and STOUFFER’S® breakfast items.

“We are proud to partner with Nestlé, which is listening to its customers’ concerns and putting animal welfare at the forefront of its purchasing power. It is taking a responsible approach to the sourcing of eggs, which will ultimately improve the lives of millions of hens. Major food companies like Nestlé have the power to bring about positive change at every level of the supply chain." — Martin Cooke World Animal Protection 

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