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 […]
For nearly a decade, Porter Wright has served as defense counsel for Rose Acre Farms, Inc. (Seymour, Indiana) in major federal antitrust litigation, including one action brought by a class of direct purchasers alleging that it conspired with others to reduce the supply of eggs in the country. Last week a jury returned a complete […]
According to the current FDA regulations on labeling, foods such as toaster pastries and pudding cups, are permitted to market themselves as “healthy,” but foods that are widely known to be nutritious, such as eggs, are not. That’s why Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs has filed a petition with the FDA calling for the organization […]
Twelve more people from five states have become ill since Rose Acre Farms recalled 200 million eggs in April for salmonella potential. In total 35 cases have been reported across nine states with 11 people hospitalized. No one has died. On April 13, Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana, voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 shell eggs because […]
Expect higher retail prices for your Easter eggs, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey. Orange juice, meat products, bagged salad, shredded cheddar, and vegetable oil are also on the up and up. The informal survey showed the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one […]
Nine years after California changed their animal confinement standards, eggs are still pricey while the state’s production numbers keeps falling, according to a recent Purdue University study. The analysis of the laws’ effects on egg production and prices in California could inform other states considering similar legislation. The 2008 Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, […]
Michelle Miller recently read an article in The Washington Post about organic eggs, and she had to question how truthful it was.