As consumers clamour for free-range locally produced eggs, WesEggs has created a niche market in just three years. Established in 2013 near Meredith the business uses sustainable methods to produce 650...

New mandatory standards for free-range eggs sold in Australia were announced by Australian Federal and State consumer affairs ministers in Canberra late-last week. Egg producers will now be allowed to...

The Australian federal government has today started consultations on free-range egg labelling.   The process has began with a paper released by the Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer MP on behalf of Australia’s...

At a meeting on 12 June 2015 consumer affairs ministers of the Australian States and Territories agreed to develop a national standard and legal definition for “free range eggs”. At a meeting on 12...

Bird flu cases in humans in China on the rise Human infections with the influenza A(H7N9) virus are on the rise again in China and the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities provide opportunity for further...

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has filed separate proceedings in the Federal Court against egg producers in Western Australia (WA) and New South Wales (NSW) alleging that each...

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) has called for public comment on the proposed Egg Standard Australia, the controversial industry standard that would allow increases to the stocking...

Major fast food chain, Burger King, has announced that it will eliminate the practices of confining breeding pigs in gestation crates and egg-laying hens in battery cages from its U.S. supply chain. According...

A campaign to put an end to battery-hen egg production in Australia begins today, with animal welfare group Animals Australia targeting supermarkets and asking consumers to boycott non free-range eggs. A...

A report on Australia’s poultry industry, released by the National Union of Workers (NUW), suggests an employment “crisis” in Australia’s poultry industry is having a damaging impact on the quality...