Egg labelling changes have been introduced for poultry that have had to be housed due to avian influenza.
As of today (Monday 27th February 2023), eggs originating from free range flocks in England are required to be labelled as barn eggs following bird flu restrictions.
Eggs originating from free range flocks in Norfolk, Suffolk and parts of Essex have been required to be labelled as barn eggs since Wednesday 1st February and this will now also apply to the rest of England.
This in line with Egg Marketing Standards Regulations. The commencement date marks the end of the 16-week grace period given after the introduction of a regional Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) with housing (12 October 2022) and subsequent England-wide mandatory housing order (7 November 2022).
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