Posted on Wednesday 2nd March 2011
Staffordshire say NO to eggs from caged hens
Staffordshire Catering Service has been awarded a Good Egg Award 2010 by Compassion in World Farming....
The Good Egg Awards have been developed by Compassion in World Farming to celebrate the commitment of companies and organisations to stop using eggs from caged hens.
From February 2009 Staffordshire Catering Services, which is part of Staffordshire County Council, has purchased free range eggs for use in all homemade flans, quiches, cakes and sandwich fillings in its Staffordshire schools, event catering functions and cafe outlets. This decision reflects our corporate values and meets the changing demands of our customers and business.
Compassion in World Farming's Public Affairs Co-ordinator, Elli Goodlet said, "We congratulate Staffordshire Catering Services for choosing eggs from free-range hens, and hope that even more councils will follow their example".
Mary Butler, Head of Catering Services said, "Staffordshire County Council is
Good Egg Award
committed to encouraging young people to eat better and healthier in school, whilst supporting the obesity agenda and improvement in education attainment. Staffordshire Catering Services are constantly evaluating their product ranges for both the school meals service and adult catering to ensure they offer customers good quality, and healthy food, which reflects market trends and changing season as well as supporting local businesses and farmers."