Free-range eggs should be sold as free-range eggs from Wednesday. This is because chickens have been forced to stay indoors since October 26 as a result of the indoor confinement obligation that was introduced because of the bird flu. In order to meet the free range designation, chickens have to go outside again within 16 weeks and that limit has now been reached.
This means that in many cases poultry farmers receive less money for their eggs, warned a group of organizations from the poultry sector in January, including LTO Nederland/NOP and NVP. The sector has urged the Minister of Agriculture to ensure that the European rules do not apply this year.
“European regulations on bird flu are putting us in a bind, which is why an exception to the 16-week term is necessary this year,” says Kees de Jong, chairman of LTO Pluimveehouderij/NOP. In the long term, the organization sees an “important solution” in bird flu vaccination.
Free-range eggs will be sold as free-range eggs from Wednesday
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