Most cupcake recipes call for eggs - but do you know which eggs are best to use?
When you bake your delicious cupcakes for Cupcake Day, we ask you to please consider using only SPCA Blue Tick eggs in your cupcakes. These eggs come from hens that are kept in conditions in which they are able to display all their natural behaviours - they are able to walk around and flap their wings, have deep litter/dust in which to scratch and dust-bathe, private nest boxes in which to lay in peace, and access to safe roosting perches at night.
What's the difference?
SPCA Blue Tick eggs come from cage-free hens that are farmed to our high welfare standards, higher than the New Zealand minimum standards. They are regularly audited and monitored by independent SPCA Blue Tick auditors and we can spot audit whenever we like.
To learn how the hens are farmed, or any of our other species such as pigs, chickens or turkeys, please visit www.rnzspca.org.nz/bluetick/blue-tick-standards to download the farming standards - the same document the farmers and auditors use.
SPCA Approved Eggs
The SPCA runs an accreditation scheme for eggs, pork, chicken and turkey, which guarantees that the products you buy have been farmed in a humane manner.
Hens on Blue Tick accredited farms are not kept in cages.
To earn the right to display the Blue Tick, food producers must meet the SPCA’s rigorous ethical standards and undergo thorough auditing on a regular basis by qualified and independent inspectors. The SPCA is the only independent body that audits animal welfare on the farm.
Free range eggs and barn eggs are currently accredited under the Blue Tick scheme. To see a list of brands to look out for, please click here.
For more information on the SPCA Blue Tick, click here.