Food Business News - April 19, 2016 - (Page 14)

Wal-Mart to transition to cage-free eggs by 2025 BENTONVILLE, ARK. - The cage-free egg movement received a major boost on April 5 with the announcement that the nation's largest retailer will join the cause. Wal-Mart U.S. and Sam's Club U.S. said they will transition to a 100% cage-free egg supply chain by 2025, joining the list of retailers, suppliers and food service establishments that have made a similar commitment over the past several months. "Our customers and associates count on Wal-Mart and Sam's Club to deliver on affordability and quality, while at the same time offering transparency into how their food is grown and raised," said Kathleen McLaughlin, chief sustainability officer at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. "Our commitment to transition to a cage-free egg supply chain recognizes that expectation and represents another step we are taking to improve transparency for food we sell in our U.S. stores and clubs." Wal-Mart said the move supports the company's continued progress toward its goal of achieving the globallyrecognized "Five freedoms" of animal welfare for farm animals in its supply chain and comes on the heels of the company's commitment to new animal welfare positions. As part of its U.S. cagefree goal, Wal-Mart said it will require 100% of shell egg suppliers to be certified and fully compliant with United Egg Producers (UEP) Animal Husbandry Guidelines or equivalent standard. The retailer also said it plans to challenge suppliers to use selective breeding practices, innovation and best management practices to improve the health and welfare of laying hens, and will monitor and report on supplier's continuous improvement against these metrics through its Sustainability Index, a tool that helps the company track the environmental impact and sourcing of products throughout the supply chain. Wal-Mart since 2001 has offered customers the option of cage free eggs in its U.S. stores, but the latest initiative will encompass its entire supply chain. FBN What's Possible with Tropical TM Bulk Fruit Purees and Juice Concentrates Organic virgin coconut oil lSS(('/-S+&SSlSS(('/-S)(1+SSlSS(('/-S1-+SSl Acerola SlS Açai To see our full line of products, visit today. 14 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® April 19, 2016

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Food Business News - April 19, 2016
Fresh, authentic a focus for Unilever
Clash over child nutrition programs may lie ahead
Dairy Business News - Dairy flavors grow ever more creative
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Web Contents
Editorial - Growth of organic category suggests still greater attention ahead
Monogram Foods acquires appetizer company
‘Premiumization’ opportunities abound
Preferred Popcorn picks up organic popcorn maker
Wal-Mart to transition to cage-free eggs by 2025
AdvancePierre Foods files for i.p.o.
Dr Pepper Snapple increases sports nutrition stake
Hormel Foods launches clean label effort
Identifying the X-factor in food startups
Food service operators betting big on buns
ConAgra Foods earnings reflect focus on execution
Mondelez to partner with e-commerce firm Alibaba
Modern Table planting the seeds of a trend
Market Insight - Dairy still under pressure
Company Profile - Flowers focused on improved margins
Flavor Trends - The next level for dressings, sauces and marinades
Ingredient Innovations - Fiber's global reach
Ingredient suppliers emphasize specialized fibers
Algae venture to invest in or buy food companies
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Large supplies will weigh on grain and oilseeds prices into next year
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - April 19, 2016