The Schwan Food Company announces plans to switch its supply chain to 100 percent cage-free eggs by the end of 2020.

“We are excited to have developed a clear path toward making our cage-free transition. As a frozen-food leader, we are committed to reviewing and working with our supply chain to ensure completion of this work as a part of our overall corporate responsibility commitment,” says Dimitrios Smyrnios, CEO of The Schwan Food Company.

The cage-free transition will include all foods containing eggs and sold by a subsidiary of The Schwan Food Company, including Schwan’s Home Service, Inc., Schwan’s Consumer Brands, Inc. and Schwan’s Food Service, Inc. The company made its cage-free commitment after consulting with animal-welfare experts and its suppliers about the future cage-free egg supply. The company’s plans are subject to the availability of certified cage-free eggs.

The cage-free initiative is a continuation of The Schwan Food Company’s corporate responsibility initiatives and its efforts to meet a variety of consumer needs. Along with this effort, the company recently announced its commitment toward ingredient simplicity.