25 February 2010

Hellmann's Light Mayonnaise now made with cage free eggs

(photo credit: hellmanns.com/light)

Hellman’s, America’s most popular mayonnaise brand, announced that it will use only 100% certified cage-free eggs in its Light Mayonnaise recipe.

"Hellmann's is made from real, simple ingredients – vinegar, oils rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6, and eggs," said Jamey Fish, Hellmann's senior brand manager. "Hellmann's understands that people are increasingly attuned to what's in their food and where it comes from and that's why Hellmann's Light is now moving to 100% cage-free eggs, keeping with the brand's commitment to 'Real Food' using simple ingredients."

The Humane Society reports that this move equates to approximately 125,000 fewer hens in battery cages.

Hellman’s is committed to converting all of its 'Real Food' mayonnaise recipes – Real, Canola Cholesterol Free, Olive Oil, and Low Fat Mayonnaise Dressings – to cage-free once a certifiable and consistent supplier is available.

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