Friday, June 25, 2010

Guy Fieri supports cage-free eggs

The Humane Society of the United States is praising Food Network star Guy Fieri for taking an important step to decrease animal cruelty and increase food sustainability at his two California restaurant companies.

They will phase in the exclusive use of cage-free eggs at Johnny Garlic's restaurant in Windsor, Santa Rosa and Roseville, and Tex Wasabi's restaurant Sacramento and Santa Rosa (the later, temporarily closed).

"The Humane Society of the United States is delighted that Guy Fieri and his two restaurant companies have joined the national movement away from eggs from caged hens, which improves animal welfare, sustainability, and food safety," said Karin Olsson, outreach manager for The HSUS' factory farming campaign.

Johnny Garlic's and Tex Wasabi's join restaurant companies in California and across the country—from Wolfgang Puck to Burger King—that have also implemented policies either reducing or eliminating their use of battery cage eggs.

"We're pleased to switch to cage-free eggs," said Fieri's Corporate Executive Chef Davin Vculek. "This new policy fits perfectly with our guests' concern for animal welfare and sustainability."

Pictured above right, restaurant partners Steve Gruber and Guy Fieri, 2007.

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