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Morrisons now only sells free-range eggs in Netherfield store

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Morrisons in Netherfield has now brought an end to the sale of caged eggs, as it goes full free-range across its store.

This latest commitment from the supermarket giant will mean all eggs sold in store will come from hens that have outdoor access for at least eight hours each day, as well as nest boxes with wide perches and spaces for scratching and dust bathing.  

Morrisons is also continuing to work on ensuring that 100% of eggs used as ingredients in products are cage free by 2025. 

The supermarket in Victoria Retail Park also announced they will be dropping the price of a pack of six free range eggs from 80p to 75p to make them even more affordable.

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Morrisons sells over 10 million eggs a week nationally, with two million previously coming from caged hens. 

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Morrisons has a store in Netherfield

Robert Hofmann, Morrisons egg buyer, said: “Improving animal welfare is very important to customers and it’s very important to us. We source our eggs directly from farms and have worked hard to help them all move to free range.

“From today, all our eggs will come from free-range hens that are able to roam freely outdoors – typically during daylight hours – and then return to nest boxes in the evening.”

Dr Tracey Jones, director of Food Business at Compassion in World Farming, said: “It’s great to see Morrisons achieving their commitment to be 100% free range on shell eggs ahead of their 2022 target.

“Momentum on ending the use of cages for laying hens is growing and Morrisons are leading the way. Importantly, they also have a 2025 cage-free commitment on the eggs that go into processed and ingredient foods.”

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