Danone North America Statement on Cage-free Eggs
Updated: August 14, 2020
Danone North America uses egg ingredients in certain seasonal and dairy products and sells eggs under the Horizon Organic brand. In 2018, 79 percent of our total egg products, including all Horizon Organic brand eggs and 30 percent of the egg ingredients purchased for our products, met one of the following recognized third-party standards for cage-free eggs:
- Humane Heartland’s American Humane CertifiedTM Animal Welfare Standards for Laying Hens – Cage Free
- Humane Farm Animal Care’s Certified Humane® Standard for Egg Laying Hens
- U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Organic Standard
As of July 2020, we transitioned all of our egg ingredient purchases to meet one of the above standards, which means that going forward 100 percent of our total egg products will include eggs that now meet one of those standards.