ST. LOUIS — McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Panera Bread, Kellogg Co. and General Mills are among the companies making the transition to cage-free eggs, and Michael Foods, the largest provider of cage-free egg products in the United States, is doing its part to ensure it is able to handle demand.
Michael Foods said it will continue to invest in the production of cage-free eggs to meet the growing demand. Michael Foods also said it will continue to be an advocate for cage-free egg products with consumers and customers.
As customers seek to transition to cage-free eggs and egg products, Michael Foods said it plans to ensure the shift happens in a way that is reasonable and sustainable for all stakeholders, including the farmers who are the foundation of the egg supply system.
|Jim Dwyer, president and c.e.o. of Michael Foods|
“Cage-free is emerging as the likely future of the egg industry,” said Jim Dwyer, president and chief executive officer of Michael Foods. “Our customers are increasingly requesting cage-free eggs and products made from cage-free eggs. We are actively working with our customers and suppliers to transition to cage-free housing to anticipate demand.”Michael Foods is a division of Post Holdings, Inc., and also is a founding member of the Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply (CSES), an alliance of egg farmers, retailers, food service operators, food manufacturers and academics.