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Following on from the Happy Egg company offer some months ago, there's a new tree hugging, wacky free range egg company on the block. Currently on offer at Morrisons for £1. Best before date on the ones I bought are 5th March so get boiling.

The chickens are happy, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's happy, everyone's happy.

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#1
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#2
Eggs are still fine past their best before date as well so worth stocking up on (not too much though) Its only "Best Before" not "Use by" which is different. They never used to have dates on them years ago and we still ate them! Heat added.
#3
six free range eggs for £1 in Iceland all the time.
#4
kaks26
Eggs are still fine past their best before date as well so worth stocking up on (not too much though) Its only "Best Before" not "Use by" which is different. They never used to have dates on them years ago and we still ate them! Heat added.


I'm totally with you on this one!

I was always Mr "use everything by best before or use by" but a recent stay at a friends i seen eggs days out of date and she was still using them for breakfast and i was like emmm arent they bad and she filled me in on how fine they were and for some reason organic semiskimmed milk from asda was also good past its date!

I guess a lot of the labelling on eggs and certain foods are more guidelines than anything else.
#5
crumpetman
six free range eggs for £1 in Iceland all the time.


1p cheaper at Lidl all the time too!
#6
cool packaging.

for this reason only voted hot!

personally dont see the big thing about free range chickens, they are all killed and processed into nuggets anyway!
#7
it's not about the chickens happiness for me, it's about the flavour :p
#8
crumpetman
six free range eggs for £1 in Iceland all the time.


I was going to say, this is about average price really! Tesco sell a box of 15 free range eggs for £2.50.
#9
they have been that price for about 2 weeks
#10
Got 2 boxes but they are really small eggs, like cadburys size..:roll: still good price..
#11
There's been a few 15 free range eggs for £2 deals around recently which per egg is even cheaper. Except that you have to buy 15 and I haven't got the room in my cupboard for a box that big.
#12
kaks26
Eggs are still fine past their best before date as well so worth stocking up on (not too much though) Its only "Best Before" not "Use by" which is different. They never used to have dates on them years ago and we still ate them! Heat added.



Eggs are the one exception to the 'best before' vs 'use by' dates

http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/foodlabels/labellingterms/bestbefore/
#13
i perfer battery eggs :)
#14
I don't believe in free range.

Not morally, like when people say "I don't believe in throwing stuff into a landfill" I mean as in "I don't believe in santa"... I've worked on many farms, some producing "free range", and I don't believe it exists. Bit like fair trade. I'll stick to value eggs.
#15
ukmonkey
Got 2 boxes but they are really small eggs, like cadburys size..:roll: still good price..


I Pay 70p half a dozen of jumbo eggs :in the leigh market some are double yoke :thumbsup:
#16
CunningStunts
I don't believe in free range.

Not morally, like when people say "I don't believe in throwing stuff into a landfill" I mean as in "I don't believe in santa"... I've worked on many farms, some producing "free range", and I don't believe it exists. Bit like fair trade. I'll stick to value eggs.


can you please elaborate. when they say that the eggs are free range and the hens are free to roam and and pick about in pastures, is that not reliable. or is it just a label they get by conforming to some box ticking exercises.
#17
Yeah, I put them next to the normal eggs I buy and they were much smaller, but free range do cost a fortune, so good price. My bf said so what is the difference with free range, can't believe he didn't know! I have an aunt that only buys free range and really honestly thinks they taste and look so much better. No difference to me.
#18
I pay £1.69 for a dozen from my local farm (and I see the chucks roaming around so I know they are truly Free Range)
#19
CunningStunts
I don't believe in free range.

Not morally, like when people say "I don't believe in throwing stuff into a landfill" I mean as in "I don't believe in santa"... I've worked on many farms, some producing "free range", and I don't believe it exists. Bit like fair trade. I'll stick to value eggs.


What do you mean 'Bit like fair trade?' So you don't believe in independent audits of some farms / businesses from abroad, making sure working standards are good (not dangerous, not forced etc), and workers unions can unite to discuss wages and work etc. Anything that carries the fair trade mark has passed some sort of standard - depending on product and organisation. How ignorant. I realise corruption may take place, but this must be on a small scale if they are independently checked by different people.

I'm not a fair trade purist or anything, I normally buy products from the lowest bidder, but some people like to support them, I do buy fair trade products from time to time, however normally only if its cheap or not too much more than standard stuff.

As for the free range egss, seems like a good deal, but I normally get 10 eggs from slave chickens at Lidl. But next time I'm in Morrisons I might buy these, I don't eat many.
#20
Ain't a new company!!!. Just seen the label and I remeber the packing station on that, label and seen it before (I used to work there!).. belongs to a well known egg packer who supplies major supermarkets.
#21
meerar
can you please elaborate. when they say that the eggs are free range and the hens are free to roam and and pick about in pastures, is that not reliable. or is it just a label they get by conforming to some box ticking exercises.


Free Range, they are free to roam outside if they choose to (if they can get out more like!) knowing chickens they all just bunch up by the pop holes in the barns and crowd themselves by the exit and not bothering going, Note, the chooks still have to come inside to lay her egg.
#22
ukmonkey
Got 2 boxes but they are really small eggs, like cadburys size..:roll: still good price..


If the egg weight is between 53g and 62.9g (more likey the lower part of the range!) then legally you got what you paid for - 6 medium eggs... ;)
#23
kaks26
Eggs are still fine past their best before date as well so worth stocking up on (not too much though) Its only "Best Before" not "Use by" which is different. They never used to have dates on them years ago and we still ate them! Heat added.


Hey mum, you didn't tell me you signed up to hotdeals!
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meerar
can you please elaborate. when they say that the eggs are free range and the hens are free to roam and and pick about in pastures, is that not reliable. or is it just a label they get by conforming to some box ticking exercises.



When people think of free range they think of small holdings - chickins pecking about in a farm yard or wandering about in a field, but the commercial side of things is very different.

The standard for free range outside (where they are to spend 1/2 their life i.e. 23 days) is 1 meter squared per bird, but frankly they're lucky if they get that, same for the time, in reality they probably get a week outside and don't get the meter squared per bird they're supposed to (yes, 1 meter squared = free range) and there is no requirement for grass so outside = concrete because its easier to clean.

When inside (where they spend the majority of their 56 day lives) the regulations for free range are 13 birds per meter squared, because the flock sizes are in the thousands (usually around 8 or 9000 but there's no limit) it means that its pretty hard to rotate the chickens so they all get equal time outside, so what generally happens is the majority are trapped inside the shed.

And these are the official standards, its rare that the producers stick to them.

Is it better than caged? Just about, doesn't mean they're not still scabby as **** and leading very **** lives, its not the farmers fault - they want good welfare for their animals, but in a commercial environment where you're mass producing for the supermarkets there's ****all you can do about it.

jjintheuk
What do you mean 'Bit like fair trade?' So you don't believe in independent audits of some farms / businesses from abroad, making sure working standards are good (not dangerous, not forced etc), and workers unions can unite to discuss wages and work etc. Anything that carries the fair trade mark has passed some sort of standard - depending on product and organisation. How ignorant. I realise corruption may take place, but this must be on a small scale if they are independently checked by different people.

I'm not a fair trade purist or anything, I normally buy products from the lowest bidder, but some people like to support them, I do buy fair trade products from time to time, however normally only if its cheap or not too much more than standard stuff.


I've seen a few articles and videos where people like Dispatches and Panorama go to "fair trade" producers, the workers have never even heard of the term, in one article they interviewed a worker for some chocolate company and in the 15 years he had been working there the standards hadn't improved, if anything they had gotten worse, and the company was meant to have switched to "fair trade" two years prior to them interviewing him, yet he had seen no changes... hmmm... I mean in some remote location in a country corrupt as **** a few $$$ can quite easily buy you the fair trade logo to stick on your box.

I also heard stories of workers being sent home for the day when european inspectors come around, all the producers know when they're going to get paid a visit (hotel rooms being booked, flights to their remote locations) etc etc



Words like "fair trade" and "free range" look good on packaging, especially when accompanied by a nice picture of a happy worker and a handful of chickens in a lush pasture but in reality its just not like that at all.
#25
CunningStunts
When people think of free range they think of small holdings - chickins pecking about in a farm yard or wandering about in a field, but the commercial side of things is very different.

The standard for free range outside (where they are to spend 1/2 their life i.e. 23 days) is 1 meter squared per bird, but frankly they're lucky if they get that, same for the time, in reality they probably get a week outside and don't get the meter squared per bird they're supposed to (yes, 1 meter squared = free range) and there is no requirement for grass so outside = concrete because its easier to clean.

When inside (where they spend the majority of their 56 day lives) the regulations for free range are 13 birds per meter squared, because the flock sizes are in the thousands (usually around 8 or 9000 but there's no limit) it means that its pretty hard to rotate the chickens so they all get equal time outside, so what generally happens is the majority are trapped inside the shed.

And these are the official standards, its rare that the producers stick to them.

Is it better than caged? Just about, doesn't mean they're not still scabby as **** and leading very **** lives, its not the farmers fault - they want good welfare for their animals, but in a commercial environment where you're mass producing for the supermarkets there's ****all you can do about it.



I've seen a few articles and videos where people like Dispatches and Panorama go to "fair trade" producers, the workers have never even heard of the term, in one article they interviewed a worker for some chocolate company and in the 15 years he had been working there the standards hadn't improved, if anything they had gotten worse, and the company was meant to have switched to "fair trade" two years prior to them interviewing him, yet he had seen no changes... hmmm... I mean in some remote location in a country corrupt as **** a few $$$ can quite easily buy you the fair trade logo to stick on your box.

I also heard stories of workers being sent home for the day when european inspectors come around, all the producers know when they're going to get paid a visit (hotel rooms being booked, flights to their remote locations) etc etc



Words like "fair trade" and "free range" look good on packaging, especially when accompanied by a nice picture of a happy worker and a handful of chickens in a lush pasture but in reality its just not like that at all.


Fancastic post - you say how it is :D (ex egg packer worker)

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