Farmer given suspended sentence for free-range egg fraud

The Guardian
July 07, 2018
By The Guardian
Farmer given suspended sentence for free-range egg fraud
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A chicken farmer has been given a suspended jail sentence for falsely claiming that eggs produced in crowded henhouses were free-range.

Eggs from James Gigg’s farm in Dorset were sold to shops and delicatessens that marketed them to customers as free-range. He was sentenced to 12 months in jail but suspended it for 18 months because he accepted the farmer had not acted out of greed. | READ MORE

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