Free range eggs

What does 'free range' really mean, and are consumers being misled?

26 Mar 2014 | If you’re buying free range eggs because you believe in animal welfare, the brands in the big supermarkets may not be meeting your expectations.


Shoppers shell out for free-range duds

CHOICE asks NSW Fair Trading to crack down on free-range eggs

30 Sep 2013 | CHOICE has made a super complaint on free-range egg claims in New South Wales, asking Fair Trading to investigate claims.


Save free range!

Queensland scrambles free range standards

23 Jul 2013 | The Queensland Government has stealthily increased ‘free range’ stocking densities by 667% - to 10,000 birds per hectare


Pepe's free range quackdown

Federal Court fines Pepe’s Ducks for misleading open range claims

20 Dec 2012 | Pepe’s Ducks has been fined $375,000 by the Federal Court over complaints by the ACCC of misleading ‘open range’ claims


Regulator rejects free range farce

ACCC rejects Egg Corporation’s proposed free range standards.

6 Nov 2012 | The Australian Egg Corporation Limited’s proposal to increase outdoor free range stocking densities 13-fold has been rejected by the ACCC.


Greens propose free range egg laws in WA

Western Australia becomes the new front in free range fight.

24 Oct 2012 | A Green MLC in Western Australia has introduced a bill to limit free range claims to farm with stocking densities of 1500 birds per hectare.


CHOICE calls on ACCC to reject Egg Corporation’s proposal

Over 3000 consumers sign petition asking ACCC to reject Australian Egg Corporation’s free-range definition.

5 Jul 2012 | We've lodged a submission with the ACCC, asking for the rejection of the Egg Corporation’s free-range certification.


Egg labelling website falls short

New South Wales Government launches website to inform consumers about egg labelling.

22 Jun 2012 | We believe the NSW Government egg labelling website gives consumers little help due to the controversial interpretation of the existing definition of 'free-range eggs'.


Egg Corp scrambles to set new standard

Free range egg standards are back in the spotlight.

24 Apr 2012 | Free range egg standards are back in the spotlight with the Australian Egg Corporation announcing it would increase maximum hen stocking densities to to 20,000 birds per hectare by the end of April.


First chickens, now eggs

ACCC takes action against South Australian ‘free range’ egg supplier

12 Mar 2012 | The ACCC is taking action against South Australian ‘free range’ egg supplier.


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