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FDA releases new Egg Regulatory Program Standards

The FDA believes the new standards will help standardize food safety practices and improve the U.S. egg supply chain.

A new program for state egg and egg product regulators, titled the Egg Regulatory Program Standards (ERPS), has been published by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Egg Regulatory Officials (NERO).


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Massachusetts law changes to avert egg shortage in 2022

Change to 2016 Question 3 law was declared an emergency law that is necessary for the immediate preservation of public convenience.

Without these amendments, cage-free facilities that only allow 1 square foot of space would not have been able to supply to Massachusetts, meaning that egg shortages were expected.


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UK poultry producers helping to end greenwashing

Meaningless environmental claims should be harder to make on completion of new public/private project.

New U.K. environmental metrics should make environmental action easier to communicate for food producers and make meaningless claims less convincing for consumers.


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Meatpacking industry hearing a joke, just like Congress

House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis members seemed to be unwilling to really learn from the hearing

When I learned that the U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis was holding a hearing named “How the Meatpacking Industry Failed the Workers Who Feed America,” I thought it might be worth checking out the livestream.


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USDA starts new effort to reduce Salmonella illnesses

Agency initiating key activities in hopes of reaching a 25% reduction of such illnesses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced that it is mobilizing a stronger, and more comprehensive effort to reduce Salmonella illnesses associated with poultry products.


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Meat sector consolidation second banana to blueberries

Rep. Tracey Mann frustrated at how House Agriculture Committee members seem apathetic to meat industry concerns

A freshman congressman serving on the House Agriculture Committee says there is not near enough talk within the committee regarding concentration and consolidation in the meat and poultry industries.


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$1 billion in aid available for contract growers

USDA makes funds available through Consolidated Appropriations Act

Farmers who were previously ineligible for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) can now apply for aid thanks to collaboration between the American Farm Bureau, lawmakers and USDA. 


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Kansas ag-gag law deemed unconstitutional

Attorney General Derek Schmidt says his office ‘will determine the next steps in the weeks ahead’

An ag-gag law, designed to protect Kansas farms and agrifood facilities from trespassers or people entering agricultural property under false pretenses to secretly photograph or film the facility with the intent of doing harm to the operation, has been struck down by a federal appeals court.


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