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on September 30, 2016

IKEA U.S. announces move to cage-free eggs

The company is taking action as part of its commitment to sustainable food offerings

IKEA U.S. has announced that as part of its commitment to sustainable food offerings, it will only be selling cage-free eggs in all its IKEA U.S. restaurants. This supply chain improvement also supports the well-priced food offerings at all IKEA restaurants.

"At IKEA, we want to improve our contribution to a better everyday life through a wider offer of delicious, healthy food that is sustainably produced and well-priced,” said Gerd Diewald, IKEA U.S. food manager. “We trust this latest transition to offering cage-free eggs in all our restaurants will be meaningful to our customers while influencing the advance of animal welfare,"

Darren Vanstone, corporate engagement manager for World Animal Protection, said, "We are pleased to support IKEA in their transition to serving only cage-free eggs in their restaurants in the U.S. IKEA sets an impressive standard for businesses wanting to give their customers humane and wholesome options. They know that people want food choices that better reflect their core values including sustainability, positive impact, compassion and health. Making the switch to serving only cage-free eggs can deliver that. We applaud IKEA for giving hens in the U.S. a better life."

IKEA believes that good animal welfare practices is an important criterion for high-quality food products, and offering cage-free eggs is integral to the food offering.

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