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Thai food producers shift focus to animal welfare

CP Foods to increase cage-free egg production to meet ESG standards

CP Foods' Wang Somboon Farm in Saraburi Province in central Thailand is equipped with air-conditioned poultry barns. (Photo courtesy of the company)

BANGKOK -- Food manufacturers in Thailand are starting to farm cage-free chickens after pressure from U.S. and European buyers, many of whom are committed to improving animal welfare.

Companies like Nestle, McDonald's and Walmart have set a target of sourcing only cage-free eggs by 2025. Thai food manufacturers have little choice but to comply.

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