A QUEENSLAND eggs producer has been fined $250,000 for misleading consumers.
The Federal Court found that RL Adams Pty, the company behind Darling Downs Fresh Eggs, mislead consumers by labelling its eggs as ‘free range’ when its hens were always kept inside a barn.
An investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission revealed the scam.
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Darling Downs Fresh Eggs sold eggs labelled as ‘free range’ to consumers in Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory .