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.
Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, has announced its commitment to eliminate cages from its egg supply chain worldwide.
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
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.
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.
Australian consumers are being deceived by false claims from so-called ‘free-range’ egg producers. Free-Range Egg Farms, which produce the brands Ecoeggs, Port Stephens and Field Fresh, have been issued a $300,000 fine by the Federal Court for falsely labelling their eggs as ‘free-range’. This is the sixth similar instance in the past five years, according … Continue reading Free-range chickens not so ‘free’
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
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.
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.