Compass Group Expands Cage-Free Policy To Include Liquid Eggs

March 17, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass Group USA, the leading foodservice management and support services company, is proud to announce a major policy expansion to its already existing cage-free shell egg policy to include the purchase of liquid eggs from cage-free sources by the end of 2019.

In 2007, Compass Group implemented a monumental policy that significantly changed the foodservice industry by improving the welfare of hundreds of thousands of farm animals; initially, impacting the purchase of 48 million eggs annually.

Currently, Compass Group purchases 30 million pounds of liquid eggs. The new policy will remove over one million hens from battery cages per year and put them into cage-free settings, thus contributing to the improvement of farm animal welfare, food safety and sustainability.

The move comes after months of preparation and collaboration with suppliers to ensure the supply chain will be fully prepared for the transition. By 2019, partners supplying Compass Group USA with cage-free shell and liquid eggs will also be required to adhere to Humane Farm Animal Care standards, a third-party auditing organization.

About Compass Group
Based in Charlotte NC, Compass Group North America is the leading foodservice management and support services company with $13.6 billion (£8.2 billion) in revenues in 2014. With over 500,000 associates worldwide, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC had revenues of £17.1 billion in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014.