Free range egg labelling

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Key Documents

Note: The consultation was originally published on 5 October 2015

On 12 June 2015, Consumer Affairs Ministers from the Commonwealth, States and Territories requested the preparation of a draft national standard on free range egg labelling. The Commonwealth undertook a consultation process on behalf of the government agencies responsible for consumer affairs or fair trading in the Commonwealth, States and Territories. The objective has been to enhance consumer confidence and certainty regarding egg labelling, including to better ensure that consumers are not misled by egg labels. The consultation paper outlined three alternative policy options for providing more detailed guidance to consumers and producers on the requirements for labelling 'free range' eggs. The consultation process concluded in February 2016, and a final Decision Regulation Impact Statement was agreed by the Office of Best Practice Regulation. On 31 March 2016, Consumer Affairs Ministers agreed to the introduction of an information standard requiring eggs labelled as 'free range' to have been laid by hens with meaningful and regular access to the outdoors and with an outdoor stocking density of 10,000 hens per hectare or fewer. The information standard will also require producers to prominently disclose the outdoor stocking density of hens laying free range eggs, allowing consumers to easily compare the practices of different egg producers. Amendments to the Australian Consumer Law will also provide complying egg producers with a safe harbour from claims of misleading and deceptive conduct in relation to free range claims. The Decision Regulation Impact Statement is available through the Office of Best Practice Regulation website.

Submissions

148 submissions were received for this consultation, including 36 confidential submissions.

Allan, Janet - pdf 179.88 KB
Animal Defenders Office - pdf 511.36 KB
Animal Health Australia - pdf 395.47 KB
Animal Justice Party - pdf 234.51 KB
Animal Law Institute - pdf 568.51 KB
Animals Australia - pdf 364.17 KB
Ansara, Martha - pdf 46.69 KB
Baker, Lisa MLA - pdf 339.84 KB
Baker, Robert - pdf 290.17 KB
Barton, Sue - pdf 194.21 KB
Boulton, Alison - pdf 280.33 KB
Bourne, James - pdf 145.74 KB
Brown, Jennifer - pdf 48.57 KB
Brown, Robert - pdf 181.2 KB
Buckman, James - pdf 55.98 KB
Burke, Bede - pdf 185.2 KB
Castles, Julie - pdf 155.13 KB
Cate ten, Roel - pdf 277.71 KB
CHOICE - pdf 1.26 MB
Coles - pdf 365.18 KB
Cooper, Sylvia - pdf 89.49 KB
Cottle, Jenny - pdf 286.91 KB
Cox, Russell - pdf 61.19 KB
Crichlow, Audrey - pdf 194.98 KB
Davis, Charles - pdf 200.97 KB
De Burgh, David - pdf 102.55 KB
Edwards, Margaret - pdf 282.19 KB
Egg Farmers of Australia - pdf 297.03 KB
Eichenberger, Ayshea - pdf 77.79 KB
Eynon, Sarah-Jane - pdf 108.16 KB
Fleurieu Free Range Eggs - pdf 1015.37 KB
Fraser, Todd and Jessica - pdf 244.58 KB
Freeranger Eggs - pdf 59.66 KB
FREPOSA 1500 - pdf 123.15 KB
Gelman, Julie - pdf 311.29 KB
Glasencnik, Traudy - pdf 104.38 KB
Greig, Lynn - pdf 71.1 KB
Gumnut Gardens - pdf 276.22 KB
Hanstead, Garry - pdf 104.75 KB
Hummerston, Beth - pdf 304.21 KB
Hungerford, Judy - pdf 162 KB
Hunt, Elaine - pdf 248.01 KB
Isaac, Geoff - pdf 71.97 KB
Katham Springs - pdf 754.57 KB
Kendall, Jan - pdf 222.98 KB
Kidd, Andy - pdf 206.69 KB
Koci, Stephen - pdf 206.17 KB
Kossies Free Range Eggs - pdf 241.88 KB
Lashbrook Farm - pdf 199.7 KB
Laurence, Dinny - pdf 153.31 KB
Lewis, Johanna - pdf 242.78 KB
Londey, Michael - pdf 217.38 KB
Mackenzie, Jane - pdf 60.13 KB
Marshall, Duncan - pdf 121.86 KB
Matheson, Anne Louise - pdf 268.22 KB
McKibben, Mervyn - pdf 78 KB
McQueen, Jodie - pdf 470.9 KB
Morrison, Karen - pdf 163.54 KB
Neal, Trevor - pdf 208.99 KB
Nelson, Serena Faber - pdf 201.31 KB
NSW Farmers - pdf 271.63 KB
Nugent, Michael - pdf 41.13 KB
Oates, Jayson - pdf 119.66 KB
O’Leary, Janis - pdf 38.63 KB
Panvino, Calogero - pdf 28.98 KB
Park, Samuel - pdf 174.35 KB
Parry, Rob - pdf 8.78 KB
Power, Julie - pdf 277.52 KB
PROOF - pdf 187.12 KB
Prus, Sarah - pdf 185.48 KB
Rattenbury, Shane MLA - pdf 195.11 KB
Rechten, Rebekka - pdf 75.39 KB
Rhoades, Marlene - pdf 103.2 KB
Rothfield, David - pdf 225.65 KB
RSPCA Australia - pdf 179.2 KB
Safe Food Production QLD - pdf 282.13 KB
Santi, Isaliah - pdf 77.76 KB
Scarborough, Geoff - pdf 106.65 KB
Sentient - pdf 177.65 KB
Sin, Su Li - pdf 102.4 KB
Sullivan, Corinna - pdf 52.09 KB
Sweetland, Monique - pdf 32.45 KB
Swick, Robert - pdf 78.85 KB
Tabar, Golnaz Bassam - pdf 265.63 KB
The Greens NSW - pdf 438 KB
Thomas-Wurth, Jehni - pdf 247.32 KB
Thompson, Kramer - pdf 72.32 KB
Vernon, Kay - pdf 119.13 KB
Voiceless - pdf 711.13 KB
Walsh, Linda - pdf 178.09 KB
Werner, Greta - pdf 185.49 KB
Williams, Senator John - pdf 430.29 KB
World Animal Protection - pdf 857.43 KB
Yamstick - pdf 227.13 KB