Jollibee to shift to using cage-free eggs across global operations by 2035

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Fast food chain Jollibee Foods Corporation has committed to using only cage-free eggs, first in the US then across its global operations.

The Philippine-headquartered company said it is aiming to transition to using 100 per cent cage-free eggs in the US by 2025 and globally by 2035, through a collaboration with industry partners.

Jollibee has made the pledge in cooperation with the Lever Foundation, a non-profit organisation that seeks to advance a more humane and sustainable protein supply chain in Asia.

The fast food chain, famous for its Chickenjoy, has operations in the US, Canada, Hong Kong, Macau, Brunei, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Italy, Spain, and the UK.

“Through responsible sourcing, which includes animal welfare efforts, we strive to provide our customers the highest quality and safest food offerings,” the company said.

It added that it is forming a JFC Poultry Supplier Council to come up with solutions as the company acknowledges that there are certain markets where sourcing cage-free eggs would be a challenge.

“With its new policy goal of shifting to use only cage-free eggs globally, Jollibee Foods Corporation and its numerous restaurant and café brands join a growing list of Asia-based food companies that have set timelines to end the use of cruel caged eggs,” said Robyn del Rosario, Philippines sustainability program manager at the Lever Foundation.

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