Recently, Consumers' Association of Canada President, Bruce Cran and the Consumers' Representative on the Egg Farmers of Canada, Dr. Wayne Beggs, had the opportunity to visit a number of farms and review egg farming practices covered under the recently released Pullets and Laying Hens Code of Practice. The Code of Practice spells out safe and humane handling for egg producing flocks and outlines the orderly transition of the egg sector to enhanced cages. Cran and Beggs saw a number of egg production systems, including conventional cages, enhanced cages, free run, aviary and free range operations. "It is clear from this tour that these operators display a high-level of concern for their flocks" noted Cran. "We were impressed by the professionalism and commitment of the egg farmers we met".Read More
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The Consumers' Association of Canada (CAC), founded in 1947, is an independent, national, not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization. The longest serving and most respected consumer organization in Canada, our mandate is to inform and educate consumers on marketplace issues, to advocate for consumers with government and industry, and to work with government and industry to solve…Read More