Leading Food Service Companies Expand Cage-Free Commitment

Compass Group, Sodexo, and Aramark, three of the largest food service companies, announced a commitment to purchase liquid eggs from cage-free hens for US sales. Compass plans to complete its transition to cage-free by the end of 2019, and Sodexo and Aramark will do the same by the end of 2020. In the United States alone, Compass buys 30 million pounds of liquid eggs annually produced by more than 1 million egg-laying hens. This is not the first time these companies have required higher animal raising standards; in 2007, Compass, and in 2012, Sodexo and Aramark committed to purchase shell eggs in the United States only from cage-free hens.