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Cage-Free Laying Systems

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100% cage-free eggs in US Krispy Kreme donuts by 2022

The donut maker and restaurant company provided an update on its cage-free egg transition.
The company website recently stated that they are on pace to convert 75% of their global system and 100% of U.S. Branded Sweet Treat products to cage-free by the end of 2021 and use 100% cage-free eggs globally by 2026. 
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Massachusetts cage-free hen space reduction in motion

Massachusetts standards for cage-free layer housing density are moving closer to similarities in the current UEP-Certified requirements, which could prevent an egg shortage in the state.
The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill on June 24, 2021, that will change the housing density mandate of the 2016 Question 3 law.
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Conagra accelerates 100% cage-free egg goal to 2024

Conagra continues to progressively support their goal to utilize cage-free eggs as a permanent alternative to the traditional egg supply.
Conagra announced their commitment in 2016 to work toward a supply of 100% cage-free eggs, alongside other companies, in its U.S. operations by 2025. Now, they plan to meet this goal one year earlier than expected.
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Supreme Court rejects meat industry Proposition 12 lawsuit

The animal welfare initiative sets strict space requirements for farm animals and bans the sale of products from out-of-state producers that do not adhere to the law.
The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit filed by the North American Meat Institute against California’s Proposition 12. As a result, the lower court’s decision will stand, and out-of-state producers must comply with California’s animal welfare regulations.
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Nevada passes cage-free egg production law

Utah, Michigan Washington, Oregon, California, Massachusetts and Rhode Island all have similar regulations.
Nevada governor Stephen Sisolak has signed into a law a ban on caged egg production by the end of 2024, the Humane Society of the United States announced June 8.
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