Patties Foods are committing to use only eggs from hens that live in cage-free environments. The transition will be complete by 1 January 2019 – this means every single egg we use in a Patties Foods branded product will be will 100 per cent cage-free and from hens that can walk freely in a barn or on open land. We are committed to working with our suppliers to continually monitor and ethically source ingredients using best industry practices.
Patties Foods have an ethical sourcing policy and conduct audits as part of our supplier approval program. For us, achieving the greatest improvements is through genuine engagement and collaboration with our partners. Our suppliers share similar values on quality and sustainability and have a strong focus on ethics, human rights, animal welfare and reducing environmental impact.
We select suppliers that are fully compliant with the standards set out in the Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals and all State and Territory laws and regulations in Australia.
Our commitment to develop and implement sustainable food initiatives requires time and investment. We will manage this in a sustainable and cost-effective way during the transition period, ensuring consumers continue to access affordable high-quality foods throughout. We look forward to working with our suppliers, farmers, civil society and customers to drive progress.