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.

In April 2017, a national information standard for free-range egg labeling was registered. It will come into effect in April 2018. For more information, see the media release issued by the Hon. Michael McCormack MP, Minister for Small Business. The ACCC is in the process of adjusting its guidance to reflect the standard.