State and federal consumer affairs ministers introduced a national information standard for free-range egg production on Thursday, which gives farmers clearance to label their eggs ‘free range’ should they run no more than 10,000 hens per hectare. Choice spokesman Tom Godfrey called the new standards “preposterous” and instead wanted ministers to follow CSIRO guidelines which recommends for the label to be allocated to farmers who run no more than 1500 hens per hectare. The new guidelines also recommend that hens have meaningful and regular access to an outdoor range.
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free range is not free anymore