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Stamped Eggs

In the UK all Eggs (from a source with over 50 hens) are stamped identifying whether they are organic, free range, from barn or caged hens.  The stamps also show the size of Eggs and a code identifying where they came from.

I believe some parts of Australia require Eggs to be stamped, but it is certainly not the case in New South Wales (though a few particular brands do seem to have stamps, it is very rare).  It bothers me that when I buy Eggs from a shop, I don't really know that they are the box describes.  I've often had Eggs that don't seem as fresh as the box would indicate – I wonder if I've ever had caged Eggs that were in a free-range organic box?  How would I know?

Whilst it would add an extra cost to stamp all Eggs, I don't think the cost would be prohibitively expensive.  It would be a small price to pay for the assurance that the Eggs you paid for are the Eggs in the box.

Would you also like to see all Eggs sold in Australia stamped with the date, source and type?

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5 replies
  1. 3bears
    3bears says:

    I agree, we used to buy our eggs organic from woolworths (so expensive) but I didn’t really know if they were organic (although it was certified). We ended up getting 3 chooks and they are amazing. We get 2 – 4 eggs a day (depending on the season). Ours we keep in a pen and let them out when we want, but not entirely free range because they destroy our veggies. Surprisingly easy to keep, great pets for kids… and I know what they are eating 🙂

  2. Judith
    Judith says:

    I’ve just stumbled across your most excellent website, led here from a comment you made on Paleo Hacks (about supermarket trolleys!)

    I agree that it would be a good move to have eggs stamped. I don’t need to buy many eggs as I am in the fortunate position of having a neighbour with free range chooks who gives me eggs – I give her my homegrown veges in return. There’s a lot to be said for the barter system.

    • Suz
      Suz says:

      Thanks Judith! You’re so lucky with that barter system – the eggs and veggies must taste so much better. I can’t wait until I have the space to have my own chooks and veggie patch!

  3. Casey
    Casey says:

    I believe that all australian eggs will be stamped with id numbers and such from may 2012. The Food standards Australia and New Zealand announced this on may 2010 but had a 18-24 month implementation period. There are many new standards with poultry also being implemented. great if you ask me 🙂


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