“On the heels of findings from the consumer advocacy group Choice, State Ministers will today consider adoption of a national standard for “free range” eggs,” said Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren.
“Choice demonstrated on Wednesday that many consumers are being duped by false labelling and highlighted the urgent need for legislation for the labelling of free range eggs,” Ms MacLaren said.
“It is shocking that only around 25 per cent of ‘free range’ producers interviewed actually comply with the code of practice for stocking density.
“Consumers assume all free range laying hens have space to move with access to the outdoors, with shaded areas and shelter from rain.
“Consumers can pay up to twice the cost of caged eggs to purchase a more ethical product, is it too much to ask that they get what they paid for? Read more »