How concerned are US consumers about cage-free eggs?
In recent months, a series of major companies in the US have announced they will switch to cage-free eggs – but how interested are consumers?
The moves by US restaurant chains, retailers and food manufacturers of plans to switch to sourcing cage-free eggs look to have set in train a transformation in the US egg manufacturing industry.
Congratulations Chef Adam Allison with SuperFarm SuperTruck for making the winning “Perfect Game Day Snack” Deviled Egg!
SuperFarm SuperTruck won $1,000 for their charity ONe TRUe LOVe. The competition was fierce with amazing recipes. According to our judges, it was an eggstra tough decision. Thanks to everyone that participated. All recipes and pictures can be found here.
New Dietary Guidelines Remove Daily Limit on Cholesterol and Include Eggs in Recommended Eating Patterns
Park Ridge, Ill. (January 7, 2016) –The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) remove a daily limit on dietary cholesterol and include eggs in all three recommended healthy eating patterns, which have been shown to reduce the risk of major chronic health conditions facing Americans.
Hickman’s Family Farms Announces Major Cage-Free Egg-spansion
Egg producer converting to cage-free
to keep up with market demands
Following McDonald’s announcement yesterday that it will convert to 100% cage-free eggs, Hickman’s Family Farms of Arizona announced today a major, 2 million hen cage-free expansion.
“Cage free is just the next logical step in providing eggs to our markets and comfort for our hens,” CEO Glenn Hickman says. “Our customers are moving to cage-free faster than the regulatory environment is requiring it, so we want to ensure abundant supplies. It’s the future of our industry and our business.”
The new facilities will be located at Hickman’s Tonopah and Arlington locations.
Adds Billy Hickman, VP of operations for the family enterprise: “The science and technology of the new aviary systems allows us to continue to offer the highest quality eggs produced in state of the art facilities. Our children and grandchildren will be proud to continue the family tradition of producing eggs for consumers in the Southwest.”
From a flock of 50 in Grandma Hickman\’s back yard to our current flock of laying hens in environmentally friendly, automated houses – we\’ve gotten bigger and better over the years. More…