Wetherspoon has become the first pub company to gain recognition from RSPCA Assured – the RSPCA’s ethical food label – for sourcing eggs from farms which care for their hens to higher welfare standards throughout their life.
Wetherspoon has committed to using only RSPCA-Assured shell eggs in its pubs (44 million per annum).
Its head of food development, Jameson Robinson, said: “Gaining RSPCA-Assured certification for our shell eggs is something of which we are very proud – and we are certain that our customers will welcome the news too.
“We place a lot of emphasis on ensuring that our egg suppliers look after their laying hens to the highest of standards – and this has been recognised by RSPCA Assured.
“With 44 million shell eggs used in our pubs each year, it is vital that our customers know how important the welfare of laying hens is to us.”
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Clive Brazier, CEO of RSPCA Assured, said: “We are delighted that Wetherspoon has committed to using only RSPCA-Assured shell eggs in its pubs.
“It’s an important step forward in our mission to improve the welfare of laying hens – and I very much hope that other pubs, cafés and restaurants will be inspired to follow its lead.”