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Schedule 2—Safe harbour for complying with an information standard about free range eggs

Schedule 2 Safe harbour for complying with an information standard about free range eggs

   

Competition and Consumer Act 2010

1  Subsection 2(1) of Schedule 2

Insert:

egg has the meaning given by subsection 137A(3).

free range egg has the meaning given by subsection 137A(4).

2  At the end of Part 3-4 of Schedule 2

Add:

137A   Safe harbour for complying with information standards about free range eggs

             (1)  Neither section 18 nor paragraph 29(1)(a) or 151(1)(a) applies to a person in relation to the labelling or displaying of eggs as free range eggs if, when doing so, the person is complying with all requirements:

                     (a)  specified in an information standard for eggs; and

                     (b)  relating to the labelling or displaying of free range eggs, including requirements about:

                              (i)  the use of the words “free range”; or

                             (ii)  representing that eggs are free range eggs.

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  proceedings are brought against a person in respect of section 18 or paragraph 29(1)(a) or 151(1)(a); and

                     (b)  the person seeks to rely on subsection (1) of this section in the proceedings;

the person bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters set out in that subsection.

             (3)  An egg is an egg laid by a female domestic chicken ( Gallus gallus domesticus ).

             (4)  Free range egg has the meaning given by the information standard mentioned in paragraph (1)(a).