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A new national information standard on free range egg labelling has been brought into effect.

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New national information standard on free range egg labelling agreed on

After a lengthy consultation period with industry and consumer groups, the new national free range egg information standard came into effect on April 26.

The new information standard, registered under the Australian Consumer Law, states the meaning of the term free range eggs as eggs laid by hens that had meaningful and regular access to an outdoor range during daylight hours during the laying cycle; were able to roam and forage on the outdoor range; and were subject to a stocking density of 10,000 hens per hectare or less. In addition all eggs labelled as ‘free range’ must have the stocking density prominently displayed on the packaging.

For further information on the term “free range” as well as labelling and display requirements, head here.

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