Taco Bell commits to using only cage-free eggs by end of 2016


Taco Bell on Monday announced plans to exclusively serve cage-free eggs at all of its corporate and franchise-owned restaurants by the end of 2016.


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And on top of that, the company said it will the first national fast-food chain to accomplish it. By the end of next year, the Yum Brands unit plans to serve cage-free eggs at more than 6,000 locations nationwide.

Quoting the Humane Society of the United States, the company said approximately 500,000 hens each year will benefit from this change.

Taco Bell also announced that by the beginning of 2016, it will deliver on its stated goal of removing artificial flavors and colors, added trans fat, high fructose corn syrup, and unsustainable palm oil from its core menu items.

Additionally, in early 2016, the company plans to introduce aspartame-free diet Pepsi products in all of its U.S. restaurants.