Vancouver Island egg producer cries foul over ‘Island’ label
By Vancouver Island Free DailyNews Farm Business
Egg farmer frustrated with regulations allowing mainland-laid eggs to be labelled ‘Island’.
Do you know where your “Island” eggs come from?
For many, it’s a Vancouver Island grocery store. They were likely even graded and packaged on Vancouver Island. But do you know where they were actually laid?
“The eggs that you’re receiving here on the Island under that label could be from as far away as Manitoba,” said Jennifer Woike, co-owner of the Cowichan Valley-based Farmer Ben’s Eggs.
Woike is frustrated with her company’s inability to get their locally laid eggs on the shelves of mega-chain grocery stores on the Island, despite some of those stores wishing they could carry them.
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