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The Australian Egg Corporation Limited (AECL) welcomed the ruling by the Federal Court to penalise a West Australian wholesaler for misleading consumers by incorrectly labelling egg cartons as ‘free range’.
Egg sales in Australia hit a record high in 2010. AZTEC Synovate figures (1) show more than 122 million dozen eggs were sold in Australia last year, revealing an increase of 9 million dozen on 2009 when the previous record was set.
The Australian Egg Corporation (AECL) is looking to robust science, consumer
expectations and commercial reality to identify definitions and minimum standards for all
egg production systems.
A good laugh, but here are the facts
As I read Simon Webster's article last Sunday (The Sun Herald, June 7, 2009) I couldn't help but laugh at his witty observations linking an Animal Liberation advertisement on chickens to Sydney's poor rail service.
The Australian Egg Corporation (AECL) is alarmed by reports of an egg producer in Western Australia being investigated for breaching animal welfare requirements on his farm.
The Australian Egg Corporation (AECL) enthusiastically supports the increase to penalties for egg farmers who fail to comply with hen housing standards, announced by the Minister for Primary Industries, Tony Kelly last week, and instigated by the former Minister, Ian Macdonald, during his time in the Primary Industries portfolio.
Recent events in the southern NSW town of Albury have highlighted the need for the food service sector and consumers to be aware of safe food handling and storage procedures to ensure the safety of their food.