Stocking 165,441 hens per hectare is not free range!

09 Dec 2014 1:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

On the back of HSI's complaint to the ACCC, and their thorough investigations of Snowdale Holdings, Coles and Woolworths are again being urged to discontinue the stocking of contentious produce from the egg producer. 

Snowdale, who trades as Swan Valley and Free Range Eggs by Ellah, is being taken to court by the ACCC over allegations of falsely labelled free range eggs. New evidence has emerged since investigations began in 2012, by both HSI and ACCC, of unsanitary conditions and animal cruelty. 

Fairfax media reports that the egg producer was stocking up to 100 times the recommended number of laying hens, with 165,441 hens per hectare in one of its barns.

Read more in the Fairfax article:, and HSI's Media Release: