Kraft Heinz to Source 100% Cage-Free Eggs in North America by 2025

PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of continuous efforts to improve sustainability in its supply
chain, The Kraft Heinz Company today announced it will transition to
using 100 percent cage-free eggs in all North American operations by

“Reflecting our mission ‘To Be the Best Food Company, Growing a Better
World,’ we’re committed to responsible, sustainable practices extending
to every facet of our business,” said Michael Mullen, Senior Vice
President of Corporate and Government Affairs, The Kraft Heinz Company.
“Making the move to source our eggs exclusively from cage-free hens
builds on progress made by both Kraft and Heinz in previous years and
reinforces our continuing pursuit of animal welfare improvements
throughout our supply chain.”

Kraft Heinz sources eggs in North America primarily for use within its
Sauces portfolio including for brands like Miracle Whip, Heinz Mayo
and Kraft Salad Dressings. The company defines cage-free eggs as
those laid by hens allowed to walk, nest and engage in other behaviors
in an open area.

“We appreciate the people at Kraft Heinz working diligently to make this
commitment a reality,” said Josh Balk, Senior Food Policy Director for
the Humane Society of the United States. “Many animals will have better
lives because of it.”

Today’s announcement demonstrates a broader commitment to corporate
responsibility for the newly-merged company. “Consumers have growing
interest in responsible supply chain practices, and with Kraft Heinz
products in over 98 percent of North American households, we’re
committed to having an ongoing dialogue on the things that matter most
to them,” said Mullen.


The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC) is the third-largest food and
beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest food and
beverage company in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands. A globally
trusted producer of delicious foods, The Kraft Heinz Company provides
high quality, great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether
at home, in restaurants or on the go. The Company’s iconic brands
include Kraft, Heinz, ABC, Capri Sun, ClassicoJell-OKool-Aid, Lunchables, Maxwell
House, Ore-Ida, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters, Plasmon
, Quero,
Weight Watchers
Smart Ones and Velveeta. The Kraft
Heinz Company is dedicated to the sustainable health of our people, our
planet and our Company. For more information, visit


The Kraft Heinz Company
Caroline Krajewski, 847-646-2567