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Potential revisions to the Massachusetts cage-free law

The committee on Ways and Means in the House of Representatives presented a set of amendments to the 2016 Question 3 law that will help bring uniformity to cage-free production in the state and prevent a shortage in 2022.

The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill on June 24 that will change the housing density mandate of the 2016 Question 3 law.


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Latin American egg industry can't afford cage-free

While EU member countries may be able to ask for financial assistance and have extended periods to accomplish conversion to cage-free production, Latin American nations may not.
EU member countries may be able to ask for financial assistance and have extended periods to accomplish conversion to cage-free production, but Latin American nations may not.
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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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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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