More than 5,000 people have signed up to the legaleggs pledge to support the fight to keep eggs and egg products produced from illegal cages out of the UK.
In addition to members of the public, those who have signed up to champion the cause include MPs, MEPs, as well as the clergy.
Andrew Parker, chairman of the British Egg Industry Council, said: “There is now a huge amount of awareness and public support for British egg producers, who have done the right thing and made the switch, and I expect the number of pledges to continue to rise.
“I cannot stress strongly enough that companies need to ensure they are sourcing compliant eggs and egg products; anyone using illegal egg could face the prospect of exposure and the associated damage this is likely to do to their reputation.”
Farmers and others in the food industry are being urged to sign the pledge page on www.legaleggs.com to show their support for keeping eggs and egg products produced from hens housed in illegal battery cages out of the UK.