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HSUS says IHOP not leaping to cage-free eggs fast enough

Company promised to source only cage-free eggs by 2025, but to date, according to HSUS, only 5.2% of its eggs are from cage-free hens

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is putting pressure on IHOP and its parent company, Dine Brands, to expedite their transition to sourcing only eggs from cage-free hens.

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Steve Meyer

Proposition 12 effective date could be delayed

Litigation, lack of resources to enforce the law, potential gubernatorial recall could all factor into Proposition 12’s implementation
California’s Proposition 12 law is supposed to become effective on January 1, 2022, but the implementation of that law might be postponed, said Steve Meyer, economist with Partners for Production Agriculture.
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CP Foods to certify Thailand’s first cage-free standard

CP Foods’ Wang Somboon operations have been involved in cage-free production since 2018
Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) is ready to apply for Thailand’s first-ever cage-free standard from the Department of Livestock Development to meet the growing global consumer demand for cage-free eggs.
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More companies sourcing cage-free eggs

The latest edition of the EggTrack, which monitors evolving corporate demand for cage-free eggs, reveals that the trend towards cage-free egg sourcing continues to grow.
Corporate demand for cage free eggs continues to grow around the world, however sourcing policies reveal significant variations in approach.
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Cal-Maine expanding cage-free egg production in Kentucky

World’s largest egg producer is investing $40.1 million to expand its operations in Guthrie, Kentucky
The Cal-Maine Foods Board of Directors approved a $40.1 million capital project to expand the company’s cage-free egg production at its Guthrie, Kentucky, production facility.
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