This company trades as Swan Valley Egg Farm and Eggs by Ellah, and accounts for the majority of free range eggs sold in WA supermarkets. Owned by the Cocking family.
|Snowdale Holdings Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
|Snowdale Holdings Pty Ltd|
In proceedings brought by the ACCC, in May 2016 the Federal Court of Australia found this company guilty of misleading consumers over 'free-range' eggs sold under the brands Eggs by Ellah and Swan Valley Egg Farm. The court heard that most of the chickens did not leave the overstocked barns, which only had one exit that was too small, and it was probable half of the hens never got outside. The penalty will be set at a future court date.
[Source 2016][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
This company produces cage eggs, where each bird is allocated space less than the size of a piece of A4 paper. Birds are unable to turn around easily, stretch out, flap their wings or exercise. Cages do not satisfy the hen's behavioural need to perch, dust bathe, forage, and lay their eggs in a secluded nest.
[Source 2016][More on Factory Farming]
The City of Wanneroo is considering laying charges after an investigation into sanitary conditions at Snowdale's Carabooda egg farm, north of Perth, found "large amounts of chicken manure, carcasses and broken eggs" in alleged breach of the Health Act. This company is also facing charges by the ACCC over misleading 'free range' claims.
[Source 2014][More on Animal Rights]
|Company Structure||Family-owned private company|
|Address||60 Cheltenham St, West Swan, WA, 6055, Australia|
|Phone||0404 409 429|