Egg stamping vote
Following a scam in New Zealand involving the sale of caged eggs as free-range, Michael Brooks of the New Zealand Egg Federation said the industry was looking to increase its selfregulation and will soon vote to introduce compulsory egg stamping.
The scheme, to be rolled out over the next year, will see eggs stamped with unique codes at the source of laying, which will allow consumers to trace egg source online.
“The focus is looking at an egg stamping with a farm identified and a production identifier, a number system which is used internationally to identify a product so that consumers are able to go to a website and see where it is from,” said Brooks.
The move follows ongoing investigations into Palace Poultry, which is believed to have sold millions of caged eggs in free-range packaging in local supermarkets.¡