New Zealand
Organic Eggs

Organic is a labelling term used on products produced in accordance with organic production standards, which may be certified by a certification body or authority. More information is available on the Ministry of Primary Industry's website.

Eggs labelled as organic must comply with the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) code, which MPI administers in New Zealand.

All organic egg farms must comply with Animal Welfare (Layer Hens) Code of Welfare 2018, which is administered by MPI in New Zealand, and was developed by the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC).

Organic eggs are produced on free-range farms. Find out more about free-range farming.

Organic Eggs Checklist

Produced in accordance with organic production standards

Access to food and water each day

Access to outside range

Access to perching, nesting and scratching areas

Eight hours of darkness every 24 hours

Farmed in compliance with the Animal Welfare (Layer Hens) Code of Welfare 2018

Egg stamping code: OR