I actually do not believe cafes when they state they use free range eggs.
Im sure some of them do but I am equally sure that some of them just put this on the menu as we, the public would not know the difference, and the cage eggs are quite a bit cheaper and especially if using a lot.
I may be way out, however I just do not often believe this.
I dont know if this is something anyone could trace! they could buy some, keep the cartons and then buy cheaper ones and just fill the old free range cartons and who would know the difference -certainly not me!
Yes! At least, in England I do. We have very strict laws on misleading consumers and they are fiercely enforced. To be able to claim free range or organic, a café would have to be able to prove that's exactly what an egg was.
Since most eggs i are free range these days, I expect that they are telling the truth. I don't see the point of lying. It is not obligatory to say an egg is free range, barn, or caged, so if it isn't free range, they would most likely just say 'eggs'. Why risk being caught be inspectors for something that is unlikely to affect how many customers they get. I mean, would you really walk out of a cafe because it didn't state whether or not the eggs were free range?
No, I can't see any or many cafes spending the extra money. They certainly won't spend the money on decent paper serviettes or condiments so I can't see them lashing out on free range eggs which are considerably, not a little, more expensive than your cage or barn laid eggs.
Also off topic slightly - I cannot bear those bottles of water that are placed on the table when you arrive, that every kid and every customer have man handled. I never drink the water out of them as with a good stream of sunlight hitting those bottles, there is quite often fur at the bottom (where they have often never been emptied (simply topped up). Pretty unhygienic.
I tend to believe them. If they are being deceptive they soon get found out by the consumer and or inspectors. If the eating places don't live up to their own standards, people don't go back. I think some of the places that are struggling would "cheat" tho...
Depends on the cafe - you can tell by their style if they cut corners or not. I trust the organic wholesome places for sure, but some more modern places might be trying to pull the wool. Cheaper eggs are tasteless, so you'll work it out pretty quickly once you have a bite.
yes, i think most business owners have better things to occupy their time with than duping their customers out of "free range eggs" besides most "free range eggs" aren't really free range any way one hen per square meter is not what i consider free range.