June 6, 2003, just-food.com: Beginning in 2004, all Dutch
grocery stores will instate a self-imposed ban on the
selling of battery eggs, eggs from hens that live in
battery cages. The grocers will only sell free range
eggs or eggs from poultry farms that raise hens in open
barns, according to animal rights group Wakker Dier.
The agreement by Dutch retailers Schuitema and Laurus
to stop selling battery eggs in their stores makes the
ban officially nation-wide. Other supermarkets, such
as Albert Heijn, Aldi, Dirk ven den Broek and Lidl had
already agreed to the ban, reported the Dutch News Digest.