Tesco to stop sale of caged hen eggs
Tesco are going to stop selling eggs laid by caged hen by 2025. That's nice isn't it?
This came about thanks to a petition which was launched by a teenager earlier in the year which managed to gather up a whopping 280,000 signatures.
And so, Tesco is going to join Sainsbury's, Marks and Spencer and Aldi, who have also said that they're going to stop selling eggs which have been laid by caged hens.
At the moment, 43% of the 1.4 billion eggs which Tesco sell each year, come from caged hens. That's around 600 million eggs each year. The rest come from organic free range hens, or standard free-range hens.
Tesco have set a date in the future to give suppliers the chance to change the way they do things, and allow themselves to phase out the eggs.
The petition in question, which you can see here, was set up by 14-year-old Lucy Gavaghan, who asked Tesco to stop selling these eggs.
She said that she asked Tesco because she hoped that they'd lead by influence, and other supermarkets would follow in their footsteps.
Matt Simister, commercial director at Tesco, said: "We carried out an extensive and collaborative review with our suppliers and key industry experts to help us work through how best we can move to 100% cage-free eggs."
"This will ensure we give our supplier partners the certainty they require, to make the significant and necessary investments needed for the new farming systems."