ACCC enforcement guidance - free range hen egg claims

The ACCC has produced this guide to help hen egg producers of all sizes understand their fair trading rights and obligations when promoting or selling free range eggs. The guide will also inform consumers and the public more generally about the ACCC’s approach to free range egg claims, which may assist the public to have confidence buying free range.

On 31 March 2016 Australian Consumer Affairs Ministers expressed their desire for an information standard in relation to free range eggs to be in place within 12 months. The information standard has not been made as, with an election currently under way, the reforms to give effect to the new regime have not been introduced or passed by the Parliament. The ACCC will look to revisit and adjust its guidance as the development of the information standard progresses.