Sunday, June 16, 2024

New standards for free-range egg labels

Egg Farmers of Australia (EFA) has welcomed new national standards on free-range egg packaging, which will inform consumers of hen-stock density.

Under the new standards, every farmer must give their flock meaningful and regular access to an outdoor range. Consumers will also be able to see on free-range egg cartons how many hens a farm has per hectare.

“The new standards will be the definitive voice on making free-range-egg labelling more transparent,” Egg Farmers of Australia CEO John Dunn said.

“The new standard will reduce complexity and confusion for both farmers and consumers. EFA supports consumers in their right to choose which type of eggs they want to buy – whether that be from free-range, barn or caged hens.”

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