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Food Lion’s parent company won’t meet its promise on cage-free eggs

We rejoiced in 2020 when one of the largest grocery corporations in the U.S. made a commitment to sell eggs only from cage-free hens by 2025 or sooner. Ahold Delhaize, the fifth-largest grocery corporation in the U.S., owns chains that include Giant, Food Lion and Stop & Shop, among others. As recently as last year, company executives stated that “we believe supporting animal welfare is the right thing to do,” and expressed their understanding that “farm animal welfare is connected to food safety, due to the close links between space provided to animals and their health.”

Unfortunately, Ahold Delhaize is dragging its feet on its commitment to cage-free eggs.

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Kitty Block is President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and CEO of Humane Society International, the international affiliate of the HSUS.

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