2021 marks the first year CIWF has awarded its Good Egg Award to a Chinese egg producer. Happy Egg received the gong for selling only cage-free eggs on the internet.
The company leases the higher welfare and environmentally friendly Dutch ‘Rondeel’ barn system – the only one in China – and have built an additional aviary barn system which is set to improve the lives of more than 240,000 hens each year.
Happy Eggs has also demonstrated commitment to educate the public about the benefits of higher welfare for animals and humans alike and is building a small museum and café linking animal welfare to the local tourist industry.
Another company also won a Good Egg Award this year this year. Italian producer of healthy bakery treats, Galbusera, successfully completed its transition to cage-free eggs across all its brands in 2020.
The award was received for extending its cage-free commitment to exclude combination systems within the next five years.