Burger King has joined other major brands in removing eggs from battery-operated caged hens.king of burgerswith more than 450 branches in Mexico, has committed to eliminating eggs produced by hens in cages from its supply chain, switching 100 percent to cage-free eggs.
The announcement comes from Burger King’s parent company, Restaurant Brands International. The same applies to all of the company’s brands worldwide – including Tim Hortons, Canada’s largest restaurant chain.
“RBI is committed to a global transition to 100 percent cage-free and will meet that goal for Burger King and Tim Hortons locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico by 2025,” the company said. “We also continue to work with our partners Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International to better understand this and related issues,” he added.
In Mexico, most laying hens spend their entire lives confined in battery cages made of metal mesh, so small that they cannot even fully spread their wings.
Elissa Lane, Deputy Director of Humane Society International, said: “Burger King joining the cage-free movement in Mexico is a clear sign that the future production The Mexican egg will be cage-free.
Other companies that have committed to sourcing 100 percent cage-free eggs in Mexico include Grupo Bimbo, Subway, Marriott International, Starbucks and Unilever. Globally, the cage-free movement includes dozens of large companies in the food industry.
Source: Humane Society International (HSI).