Businesses that keep their hens happy are about to be recognised by The Good Egg Awards.
The initiative sees The Royal New Zealand SPCA Blue Tick and Compassion in World Farming come together to reward producers, manufacturers, food service, retailers and public bodies that act in sustainable and responsible ways. It will recognise New Zealand businesses - and even supermarkets - that source and sell eggs from cage-free hens.
“We are extremely proud to be able to extend our SPCA Blue Tick programme by introducing the Good Egg Awards project to New Zealand business,” says Robyn Kippenberger, SPCA Chief Executive Officer.
“The awards will go a long way to extending the reach of the SPCA Blue Tick programme into the commercial arena. We believe consumers are very much aware of the need to protect the welfare of hens and that producers and retailers will benefit from the focus on humane farming.”
Applications closed on 11 July 2011 and the finalists have already been notified and invited to the official awards evening, in Auckland on Tuesday 30 August 2011.
The ceremony will be presented by Peter Gordon and judges include celebrity chef Jonny Schwass and Royal New Zealand SPCA CEO Robyn Kippenberger.