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Special Alert: EBAA Launches New Consumer Campaign
by East Bay Animal Advocates
Monday Feb 27th, 2006 1:57 PM
Join East Bay Animal Advocates for the launch our new consumer campaign this week!
Andronico's Market, a natural foods grocery chain in the San Francisco Bay Area, plays an important role in promoting humane business practices. As Andronico's vision articulates: “We initiate and encourage change, taking responsibility for our actions in pursuit of excellence.”

Although the company offers an array of free-range and cage-free egg products, Andronico's still sells eggs from chickens confined in battery cages.

Recently, EBAA documented conditions at Andronico's battery-cage egg supplier – NuCal Foods, Inc. Our undercover footage shows intensive confinement of chickens. The hens are housed in wire enclosures so small that they are unable to lift even a single wing.

In order to advance the company’s commitment to excellence, EBAA is asking Andronico's to adopt a cage-free egg policy. Several retailers, including Whole Foods Market and Wild Oats Natural Marketplace, have already adopted policies to carry only cage-free eggs.

On Friday, March 3, join EBAA for our campaign launch with an 'Andronico's Call-In'. Call (510) 559-2800 and urge the company to adopt a cage-free egg policy. You can also reach Andronico's by email at customerservice [at] andronicos.com or snail mail at 1109 Washington Avenue, Albany, California 94706.

Starting Saturday, March 4, get involved in our ten-day outreach series outside of all Andronico's stores.

To learn more about battery-cage egg production in California, visit http://www.cal-eggs.com.