On June 27, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, submitted a petition to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service “urging” the FSIS to remove any labels that make claims as to the way animals are raised.
The National Association of Egg Farmers is shouting support for the House version Farm Bill which includes an amendment that seeks to uphold the U.S. Constitution commerce clause. The commerce clause says Congress is to regulate exchange among the states. Certain states have been implementing laws regulating how eggs are produced outside the state and […]
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has announced a new cage-free egg initiative will be on the November 6 General Election ballot. The initiative would establish new standards for confinement of certain farm animals and ban sales of certain non-complying products. The statute establishes new minimum space requirements for confining veal calves, breeding pigs, and […]
A consumer group has stepped in to support 13 states that are challenging restrictions by California and Massachusetts on what eggs and pork products can be sold in supermarkets. The Center for Consumer Freedom has filed amici curiae, or friend of the court, briefs with the Supreme Court of the United States asserting these restrictions […]
With Indiana leading the pack, 13 states have filed a lawsuit against Massachusetts saying the new voter-approved cage-free law is not fair to their farmers’ market access to the state. The law, which goes into effect in 2022, would require all pork, veal, and eggs farmed and sold in Massachusetts come from animals not confined […]
The National Chicken Council (NCC) has gotten down to brass tacks when it comes to consumer assurances. The United States’ oldest and largest national association representing the U.S. broiler chicken industry has rolled out a set of industry-wide standards for broiler chicken welfare – the “Chicken Guarantees.” The standards are launched as part of NCC’s […]
Farmers and food experts reveal which food labels are the most misleading.