THE Co-Op has said it will introduce white eggs into its 2,400 stores to support its 100% free-range offering. 

The retailer will use Lohmann LSL birds, known for their welfare, longer laying cycles and increased feed utilisation.

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White eggs will represent around 10% of Co-op’s entire egg supply at launch, with the ambition to move to 30% by year three.

Mark Kempsell, Co-op agricultural specialist, said: “We know our member owners and customers care about where their food comes from, and that’s why we’re proud of this next step in welfare following our commitment to sell 100% free-range eggs across our stores.”

In 2008, the co-op committed to sourcing only free-range shell eggs and extended this commitment to all eggs used as an ingredient in own-brand products in 2010.