WELCOME TO THE COALITION FOR SUSTAINABLE EGG SUPPLY

(WHO) The Coalition is a multi-stakeholder group comprised of leading animal welfare scientists, academic institutions, non-government organizations, egg suppliers, and restaurant/foodservice and food retail companies.

(WHAT)  The objective of the Coalition’s research was to evaluate various laying hen housing systems by considering the impact of multiple variables on a sustainable system.

(WHY)  Commercial scale systems-based research in this area was lacking. Engaging in this first of its kind, holistic, commercial-scale study to evaluate conventional cage, enriched colony and cage-free aviary laying hen housing systems and potential impacts on food safety, the environment, hen health and well-being, worker health and safety and food affordability, provides food system stakeholders with science-based information on sustainability factors to guide informed production and purchasing decisions.