Schwan Food announces cage-free transition plan

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Schwan's pizza brands are one of many products switching to cage-free egg supplies by 2020.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Schwan Food Company plans to transition to cage-free egg supplies by 2020. The company said its plans are subject to the availability of certified cage-free eggs.

The transition will include all foods containing eggs and sold by a subsidiary of Schwan’s, including Schwan’s home Service Inc., Schwan’s Consumer Brands Inc. and Schwan’s Food Service Inc. Schwan said the company made the decision to transition to sourcing cage-free eggs after consulting with animal welfare experts and its suppliers about future supply of cage-free eggs.

“We are excited to have developed a clear path toward making our cage-free transition,” said Dimitrios Smyrnios, CEO. “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.”

Schwan Food is a privately held company that manufactures and markets foods through home-delivery, retail-grocery and foodservice channels. Its brands include Red Baron, Tony’s, Freschetta pizza and Schwan’s frozen foods, among others.

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By Patsy A. Dillman 9/10/2016 10:50:47 PM
With all that is going on in our country with food especially meat I would like to know where your meat products come from?and fish?I trust Schwan's food and have bought from them several years.I just have to ask because it is about the only meat I will buy at this time.Thank you.