Aus: ACT gov't phasing out battery eggs
Australia's ACT government will phase out the use of battery farmed eggs
in 2008. Non-battery eggs are to be used exclusively as of May 2009.
ACT Health, ACT public schools and the Canberra Institute of Technology
(CIT) have been identified as the biggest egg users. According to chief minister
Jon Stanhope, CIT is already using barn-laid eggs instead of battery products.
He said that government agencies would follow suit as soon as possible.
â€œDue to contractual agreements until May 2009, an immediate conversion to
the use of only non-battery eggs is not possible," he said, adding that the ACT
government will begin phasing out the use of battery eggs in ACT public schools
during this year.
Stanhope said the issue was a serious one. "ACT Procurement Solutions will
also ensure that all future food contracts with ACT government agencies include
free-range eggs in food requests."
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