Awards eggscellence really is all it’s cracked up to be

The University of Sheffield is celebrating a cracking result for its department of Accommodation and Commercial Services (ACS) who look after catering at the world-class institution.

The University has scooped a ‘Good Egg’ Award from Compassion in World Farming for its efforts to help improve the welfare of millions of farm animals.

The award recognises a commitment to improving the lives of animals by sourcing only higher welfare eggs, chicken or dairy produce.

Winning the award has shown that the University of Sheffield really are good eggs – with over 3,000 eggs being used by the University each month (that’s 36,960 each year!) making sure each egg comes from chickens who’ve been free to roam is eggstremely important.

The University of Sheffield Executive Chef, Tracy Carr is herself a big fan of local food and local produce. Tracy said: “We take our commitment to ethical and environmental issues very seriously and are always looking for new ways to reduce our impact on the environment.

“We always try to use local suppliers and ethically sourced produce and by only using free range eggs we’re supporting animal welfare. Small changes really do make a big difference in a large organisation like the University and it’s really important that we do our bit to make the world a better place. Plus, we think free range eggs taste better!”

Over 265 million hens, chickens, pigs and dairy cows and calves are set to benefit each year as a result of the Compassion in World Farming winners’ policies.

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