Cracking down on free range eggs

The federal government has established a new national standard on the labelling of free-range eggs, insisting that it’s a win for shoppers.

As of next year, eggs can be labelled as free-range if hens “have meaningful and regular access” to the outdoors. This also includes the “stocking density” of hens which must not exceed more than ten thousand birds per hectare.

The issue is a tough one to crack as these new standards can instead perpetuate confusion and controversy for consumers.

Sam Baran was joined by Clive Phillips, Professor of Animal Welfare at the University of Queensland.

Producer: Amy Tong

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