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Letting hens out to keep free range label could break EU law, says Hogan

This article was originally published in Agra Europe

Under the rules, set out in a 2008 regulation (589/2008), eggs from usually free-range hens confined for more than 12 weeks to prevent the spread of avian influenza can no longer be labelled as ‘free range’ and must be downgraded to ‘barn eggs’ with a consequent 20% cut in the sales price. 



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