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Quick Tip #74: How free are those free range hens?

by Clare Deville (follow)
Editor in Chief of www.healthyhints.com.au
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With one of Australia's leading egg producers having just been fined $300,000 for false labelling of free range eggs, the lack of a national standard for defining free range is back in the spotlight.

This landmark case has set clear guidelines that free range hens must have daily outdoor access, and is a positive step towards creating a national standard.

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Pirovic Enterprises, whose brands include Farm Fresh, FreshField, Farmers Choice, Free to Roam and F Pirovic & Sons, is not the only company under investigation for misleading consumers. And at double the price, consumers should expect free range to be exactly that.

So how free are the free range hens that lay your eggs? Check out the Animals Australia website for a current guide to understanding Australian egg labels.

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Thanks for sharing that link. It's so frustrating when consumers are trying to do the right thing and can't because they don't have the right information.
How typical. Why am I not surprised.
by Vee
My free range eggs are 100% free range, I feed the chickens myself every morning.

Thank you for the link, and for raising awareness. I'm going to share this on ww fb page :D
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