SA Govt. confirms voluntary free range code

The South Australian Government has announced an industry code for the labelling of free range eggs.

The code will see an accreditation logo developed that will appear on cartons of eggs that meet the following South Australian Free Range Accreditation requirements:

• A maximum of 1,500 laying hens per hectare in a free range system;
• induced moulting is not permitted;
• hens have access to range outdoors for a minimum of eight (8) hours per day; and
• sufficient overhead shade should be provided to encourage hens to access the range.

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