The ACCC has released guidance for egg producers on its approach to enforcing the new National Information Standard on free range eggs, which comes into effect on 26 April 2018.
The Federal Court has ordered Snowdale to pay penalties totalling $750,000 for making false or misleading representations that its eggs were ‘free range’.
Australian consumers who buy free range eggs are more likely to do so because they believe the eggs taste good than because they are concerned about animal welfare, according to new research. In a paper published today in the international journal Anthrozoös, researchers from the University of Adelaide’s Food Values Research Group have found that … Continue reading Taste trumps animal welfare for free range egg consumers
The Government’s new free range information standard offers some benefits, but fails to provide clarity over free range production practices and address consumer concerns, according to the RSPCA.
Ewing Poultry, a farm south of Nelson, is the latest to become SPCA Blue Tick approved for its free range and barn eggs sold throughout New Zealand.
The truth is that no chickens or eggs produced in Australia contain added hormones, and they have not been given hormones for decades.
Australian consumers are facing an egg shortage that has been caused, in part, by new free range regulations.
Major Western Australian egg producer Snowdale Holdings has been found guilty of falsely claiming some of its eggs were free-range.
Consumer group CHOICE has launched an app which provides consumers with an ‘augmented reality’ view of the various living conditions of birds categorised as ‘free range’. The app comes in the wake of Consumer Affairs Ministers’ decision last week to sign off on a national standard for free-range eggs that has no requirement for hens … Continue reading Choice launches free range egg app
A NSW government-linked farm is supplying “free range” eggs to the country’s biggest egg producer, a company that has played a critical role in lobbying efforts to weaken labelling standards.
Sunny Queen Farms brand has committed to an outdoor hen density of no more than 1500 hens per hectare in their free range egg farms across Australia.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has released a statement refuting an article published in The Sydney Morning Herald which claimed that supermarkets are the ‘missing link’ in egg-related Salmonella protection.
Sunny Queen Meal Solutions has turned the classic Homestyle Poached Egg into a contemporary menu item that allows for quick and easy poached eggs to be served perfectly first time, every time.
A consumer-funded billboard has been unveiled in the Victorian electorate of Assistant Treasurer the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer by CHOICE, calling for the delivery of standards amongst free-range eggs to meet consumers’ expectations.
Pressure is mounting for Coles to move eggs into refrigerated aisles in a move to protect consumers from salmonella, a practice currently rolling out at Woolworths.
New research from Canstar Blue has shown that there is a major difference in the egg-purchasing preferences across Australia as consumers decide between free range or cheaper, caged eggs.
Consumer advocacy group Choice has released its latest research highlighting consumers’ desire for a strong and meaningful free-range egg standard in Australia that would recognise the need for hens to regularly go outside, have room to move inside and outside, and for farmers to undertake animal welfare practices.
CM Murphy is barely keeping up with orders for his seriously free-range eggs. With his unique, self-designed free-range production platform, he has chefs and restauranteurs paying attention
A good breakfast often features a couple of free-range local eggs. But what does “free range” really mean for the hens that laid them?
Consumer advocacy group Choice has welcomed today’s start of consultations on free-range egg labelling as the next step in ending the ‘free-range’ rip off.