Sleep team reports:
Penalties for slapping the free-range label on when it is false, exists in straight forward cases, when the farmer knows the eggs were out of a cage.
The model code of practice, for the Welfare of Animals, states that acceptable housing density of free-range birds must be 1500 per hectare. However, while this practice is unenforceable under law in most places, in the past two years, two Australian companies have been fined $50,000 for incorrect labelling.
So, there is being a crackdown on what labelled free-range eggs are really free-range, but we still have to ask ourselves, when we are choosing a carton of eggs, did the chicken really lay the egg whilst free?