In January 2012, Electronic Arts became the first Canadian corporation to adopt a cage-free egg purchasing policy for its employee cafeteria.
Chartwells/Compass Group Canada - a leader in Ethical Purchasing and Distribution.
Compass Group Canada is committed to a sustainable future. As Canadian leaders in food and support services, they integrate sustainable business practices, policies, and programs into their corporate culture.
With regard to cage-free eggs, Chartwells - the education dining-service division of Compass Group Canada, is committed to working with qualified suppliers of eggs from cage-free hens to implement cage-free shell egg policies in Canadian university and college campus food venues. They would be pleased to expand their commitment to cage free shell eggs into any Canadian college or university site. All a school has to do is ask!
For more information about Chartwells and Compass Group Canada's Sustainability and Purchasing policies, click here.
As part of its ongoing commitment to "Real Food" using simple ingredients, Unilever announced in April 2010 that its “1/2 the Fat” mayonnaise recipe will feature free-run eggs. Hellmann's is manufactured by Unilever in both Canada and the US. Mayonnaise sold in Canada will be made with free-run eggs from Canadian producers.
Hellmann's® 1/2 the Fat mayonnaise is the first consumer product of its stature and volume in the packaged foods industry to use 100 per cent free-run eggs - which equates to approximately 841,000 pounds (382,000 kilograms) of eggs in Canada. This means 21,950 hens in Canada will be spared from life in a cage.
Food Retailers: Celebrating Cage-Free Retailers
The following is a list of retailers that are 100% cage-free:
Planet Organic Market
10-2755 Lougheed Hwy
Port Coquitlam, BC
Capers Community Markets
2285 West 4th Ave
Whole Foods Market
925 Main Street,
West Vancouver, BC
1045 Commercial Drive,
4348 Main Street,
West Pointe Organic Produce
2625 4th Avenue West,
Small Potatoes Urban Delivery – SPUD
1660 Hastings Street East,
(Serving the Lower Mainland and Victoria)
Green Earth Organics
1864 Triumph Street,
#1B 9525 189th Street
Organics @ Home
1479 Hunter Street
North Vancouver, BC
We hope their lead will help inspire other retailers to do the same.