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Wendy's to go with cage-free eggs by 2020

Staff writer ▼ | January 4, 2016
The Wendy's Company will transition to 100 percent cage-free eggs in its U.S. and Canadian locations by 2020.
Animal welfare   In more than 400 locations
The announcement represents the next step in Wendy's overarching animal welfare program. Since the late 1990s, the company has worked with animal welfare experts to audit its suppliers' animal handling practices.

In 2001, the company established its Animal Welfare Council and adopted a comprehensive animal welfare program covering all meat suppliers. The company has also committed to eliminating the use of gestation stalls from its pork supply chain by 2022 and continues to make good progress against that goal.

Wendy's develops and updates its animal welfare standards for suppliers in consultation with a network of third-party experts including veterinarians, supply chain leaders, and animal welfare advocates.

The commitment to 100 percent cage-free egg purchasing affects the more than 400 Wendy's locations in the U.S. and Canada that serve breakfast.