Newrest to stop supplying eggs from caged hens
Present in 50 countries, Newrest, serves one million meals a day around the world. With this commitment it and became the first air caterer to engage in a global supply of caged eggs. The company, which recorded in 2016 a turnover of 1.69 billion euros, provides the SNCF, Thalys, Eurostar, Corsair, Delta Airline, American Airlines and Ryanair.
Johanne Mielcarek, L214 spokeswoman says:
With the commitment of Newrest, a new sector, that of air and rail catering, is committed to the abandonment of battery breeding. There is no longer any doubt caged farming will soon be a thing of the past
In France, 68% of chickens are still raised in battery cages, a figure expected to decrease considerably in the coming years, due to changes in purchasing behaviour and commitments of many companies.