MINNEAPOLIS – Quick-service restaurant chain, International Dairy Queen Corp., has announced it is on track to meet its commitment to source only cage-free shell and liquid eggs in the United States and Canada by 2025 for all proprietary Dairy Queen products.
“In 2016, we made a commitment to animal welfare when we announced our transition to cage-free eggs in the US and Canada by 2025,” said Steve Min, executive vice president of research and development at International Dairy Queen. “As we continue to make progress toward our goal, we reduced the number of proprietary ingredients not yet using cage-free eggs by more than 35%. I am pleased to share that now 100% of proprietary ingredients in Blizzard Treats contain cage-free eggs, and we are on track to meet our cage-free egg commitment in 2025 or sooner.”
Dairy Queen’s commitment includes shell and liquid eggs at restaurants that serve breakfast, as well as any eggs used as ingredients for proprietary food and treat products. The company has also committed to requiring any new egg suppliers in the future to provide cage-free eggs.
Some consider cage-free egg production to be a more humane method of production than conventional methods representing the majority of current production in the United States and Canada.
To learn more about the company’s commitment to chicken welfare, visit DairyQueen.com/chicken-welfare/.