Danish Supermarkets Pull Out Barn Eggs

Animal welfare concerns prompted supermarkets in Denmark to pull out eggs from caged hens.

Among them is Irma, which is now selling only organic and biodynamic eggs and eggs from free-range chickens in its 80 stores.

“Our customers simply do not want to buy barn eggs and only want goods that are produced with great concern for animal welfare,” said Irma head Søren Steffensen.

“That is why we have already removed battery-caged eggs and are now pulling barn eggs from our shelves.”

Barn eggs are produced by chickens caged inside a house but can freely roam inside with nine hens per square meter while organic eggs are produced by chickens that can freely go inside and out their chicken houses with no more than six hens per square meter.

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