Australia: a farmer sentenced to a $300,000 fine for selling cage eggs under the label "free range"

In Australia, the Federal Court has condemned a Egg producer to a unusually high penalty for having misleaded the consumer. Indeed, the condemned company was selling eggs under the name "free range" accompanied with pictures of free outdoors hens, when in facts most of the eggs were coming from hens reared in cages.

More on http://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/federal-court-orders-300000-penalty-after-finding-free-range-egg-claims-to-be-misleading

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Laying Hens – Cage-eggs ban: EU Commission steps up in the on-going infringement procedures against 10 non compliant Member States

Brussels, June 22 2012 

Yesterday, on Thursday June 21, EU Commission has sent a “reasoned opinion” to ten Member States, regarding the infringement of requirements of the laying hen caged eggs ban.
On January 1 2012, after a twelve years transitional period, the Directive 1999/74/EC came into force and since this date, use of un-enriched barren cages for laying hens is strictly prohibited in all EU Member States. Continue reading Laying Hens – Cage-eggs ban: EU Commission steps up in the on-going infringement procedures against 10 non compliant Member States

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