Other requirements for eggs
This page tells you where to find more information about animal welfare, making label claims, exporting, importing, and organic egg production.
Animal welfare is the responsibility of MPI Biosecurity New Zealand. See their website for information on animal welfare, including a code of welfare for layer hens.
Claims such as 'Barn laid' or 'free range' eggs
Such claims about a product are subject to the Fair Trading Act, which is administered by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs.
Under this Act, it is an offence to mislead consumers. Contact the Ministry of Consumer Affairs for further information about claims.
For animal welfare claims, see the MPI Biosecurity website (as above).
Information about exporting eggs or egg products can be found on the MPI website at the following link -
Only a small number of egg products and some hatching eggs can be imported into New Zealand, because of biosecurity requirements. If you want to import eggs or egg products, see the following on MPI's website.
Organic egg production
Standards New Zealand has a standard for Organic Production (8410:2003) in New Zealand.
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