Sainsbury’s barn egg decision: BFREPA responds

According to several media reports, Sainsbury’s has decided it will no longer sell barn eggs from 2020.

BFREPA is seeking clarification from the retailer’s agriculture team on its long-term strategy regarding barn eggs.

CEO Robert Gooch has issued this statement.

“BFREPA is in contact with Sainsbury’s to establish what its future policy will be on stocking barn eggs.
“Our view is when retailers and food service companies deliver their cage-free pledges there must be a value egg available on the shelf.
“Our hope and expectation is that barn production will fill that demand.
“It would be disappointing for any retailer to decide against stocking barn eggs to give consumers choice at a variety of price points.
“My members are already experiencing significant price pressure and can ill-afford for their product to become the budget option.”
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