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 14 November 2016 the Minister for Small Business, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, issued a media release announcing public consultation on the draft text of a national information standard for free-range egg labelling and a draft explanatory statement for the proposed standard. The ACCC will look to revisit and adjust its guidance as the development of the standard progresses.