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Free-range Eggs Banned in UK


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Free-range eggs will no longer be available in the UK from Monday (21st March 2022). This is because, under current legislation in response to avian flu, all laying birds must be kept indoors and are therefore not legally free-range.

The eggs can still be sold, but must be described as "barn eggs" which is used to describe eggs from birds permanently confined indoors.

 

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5 hours ago, liuzhou said:

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Free-range eggs will no longer be available in the UK from Monday (21st March 2022). This is because, under current legislation in response to avian flu, all laying birds must be kept indoors and are therefore not legally free-range.

The eggs can still be sold, but must be described as "barn eggs" which is used to describe eggs from birds permanently confined indoors.

 

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as I plan to stop by the farmers market (which isn't yet open but a few farmers meet people there off season) and pick up two dozen.

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15 minutes ago, Darienne said:

So the eggs are still available...just under a different name.  I could live with that.  

 

Yes, but we've always had barn eggs so it is a kind of demotion. They are no longer free range either in in law or fact. That's the point. They will taste different.

 

Still better than here where is no relevant legislation, though. 'Free range' isn't even a term here. 'Organic' has no legal definition.

That said, the eggs here are generally much better than in the UK!

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Well with the virus concern it makes good public health sense. The warnings here are strong to backyard hen raisers. Sad when flocks have to be killed off so lowering transmission factors is part of the process.

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