Cage-free Eggs at H-E-B

H E B is the largest seller of cage free eggs in Texas, offering cage free options in every store. We work closely with our network of egg farmers to ensure hens are kept in a safe, sustainable environment while we provide our customers with eggs that are affordable.

All H-E-B branded eggs, including our H-E-B Liquid Egg Whites, are cage free and third-party certified to ensure artificial growth hormones or antibiotics are never used. Additionally, all Central Market brand eggs are pasture raised. 

At H‑E‑B, we understand the high standards our customers and communities have come to expect from us, and we expect the same of our suppliers. We work with leading industry experts, utilizing the best academic research and the expertise of government agencies and non‑governmental organizations to continuously improve animal welfare across all categories, including eggs. H-E-B’s priority is to ensure eggs are available and affordable for Texas families, including those who utilize the Texas WIC program, an initiative important to many mothers and children across Texas.

We recognize that for our egg farmers to fully adopt cage‑free systems, the transition will require significant costs and time to implement. Still, H‑E‑B will continue to work closely with suppliers to move toward 100% cage‑free eggs by 2025, provided we have adequate supply, sufficient consumer demand and pricing affordable for our customers.


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