Why It’s Taking Companies So Long To Switch To Cage-Free Eggs

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Why It’s Taking Companies So Long To Switch To Cage-Free Eggs
Subway is the latest food chain to give itself a generous 10-year deadline.
12/28/2015 12:08 pm ET | Updated Dec 28, 2015

Alexander C. Kaufman
Senior Business Editor, The Huffington Post

At the world’s largest fast-food chain, ending the use of eggs laid by caged hens will be a 15-year process.

Subway said Monday that it will switch its entire supply over to cage-free eggs by 2025. The announcement makes the sandwich giant the largest restaurant yet to adopt the 10-year deadline, which was thrust into the spotlight after McDonald’s made an identical pledge in September.

Subway said five years ago that it would phase out the use of eggs from caged hens, but didn’t offer any timeline for when it would make the switch…

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