Last week, egg producer Snowdale Holdings was penalised A$1 million for falsely labelling their eggs as free-range. Snowdale, one of the biggest producers in the Australian market, owns brands including Eggs by Ellah, Swan Valley Free Range, and Wanneroo Free Range.
Humane Choice recommends a maximum of 1,500 birds per hectare. And unlike the government definition of free-range, which calls for "meaningful and regular" access to the outside, Humane Choice standards specify that hens can "forage on the land, and move untethered and uncaged".
You can read more here: https://theconversation.com/how-to-know-what-youre-getting-when-you-buy-free-range-eggs-81675