Free range eggs - how do you tell?

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This consultation is now closed. Thankyou for your interest.

Do you buy free range eggs?

Whether they are free-range or not, help us to decide on a ‘stamp of approval’ (examples below) which shows really clearly that the eggs you are buying are produced in a certified free-range system. This means that the eggs you buy actually comply with a government developed standard for the welfare of free-range egg layer hens.

Nationally, free-range eggs account for nearly 40% of the egg market. However, eggs labelled 'free-range' have the potential to mislead consumers. To date, there is no enforceable

About

This consultation is now closed. Thankyou for your interest.

Do you buy free range eggs?

Whether they are free-range or not, help us to decide on a ‘stamp of approval’ (examples below) which shows really clearly that the eggs you are buying are produced in a certified free-range system. This means that the eggs you buy actually comply with a government developed standard for the welfare of free-range egg layer hens.

Nationally, free-range eggs account for nearly 40% of the egg market. However, eggs labelled 'free-range' have the potential to mislead consumers. To date, there is no enforceable legal definition (legislation or case law) of what free-range actually means for the hens or how the eggs are labelled.

To provide you with the confidence that you are purchasing a free-range egg that meets your expectations the South Australian Government is developing Regulations under the Fair Trading Act 1987 along with a certified trade mark (CTM). The CTM will be used by egg producers, who are certified as complying with standards for the care and welfare of their layer hens, as a ‘stamp of approval’ for display on egg cartons.

This will also allow the growers of free range eggs the opportunity to promote their eggs as a premium product.

You can have your say on the blog (below the survey) or take the survey now and tell us what you think of the designs below.