Cage-Free Eggs: Catching On

The Humane Society of the United States has a right to crow! They are gaining traction on their cage-free egg movement and the list is beginning to read like a “Who’s Who” of the food world:

Harry & David is switching 150,000 eggs in its bakery and prepared food products to cage-free, and will be exclusively cage-free by July 2011

Otis Spunkmeyer and Sara Lee are switching millions of eggs in their products to cage-free

Burger King, Subway, Sonic, Wendy’s, Arby’s, Denny’s, Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s, Quiznos and Golden Corral are just some of the major restaurant chains that use cage-free eggs

Wal-Mart’s and Costco’s private brand eggs are exclusively cage-free

Hellmann’s mayonnaise announced plans to convert the 350 million eggs it uses in the U.S. to cage-free

Chefs such as Wolfgang Puck and Guy Fieri refuse to use eggs from caged hens

National Institute for Culinary Arts joins other culinary schools such as Le Cordon Bleu and The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes in switching to cage-free eggs