New York Assembly Bill 11041 would require that eggs sold for human consumption in the state (even if produced out of state) be produced using only cage-free housing systems.
New York Considers Requiring Egg Producers to go Cage Free
More Poultry Executives Indicted for Price Fixing
Six more executives in the poultry industry have been indicted with price-fixing in the chicken industry.
Dick Van Dam Dairy Sued Over Animal Cruelty
Caru SPCA, represented by the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Talkov Law Firm, has filed suit against Dick Van Dam Dairy, arguing that the dairy’s treatment of cows as revealed in a recent undercover investigation violates California animal cruelty codes and the San Jacinto Municipal Code.
USDA Finalizes National Poultry Improvement Plan Amendments
The United States Department of Agriculture has finalized its amendments to the National Poultry Improvement Plan, effective as of November 4, 2020. The amendments establish a Newcastle disease program and revise testing requirements.
Cattle Antitrust Litigation Dismissed
A federal judge in Minnesota has granted defendants’ motion to dismiss in a consolidation of several class actions alleging the nation’s largest meat packers conspired to fix the price of cattle.
Article Examines Sow Stall Free Australian Standards
A new article examines the rise of the “sow stall free” standards in Australia through interactions between social movement activism, supermarkets, and the pork industry.
AMS Releases Final Economic Analysis Report on OLPP Rule
The Agricultural Marketing Service has released a final economic analysis report on the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) Rule, finding that no additional rulemaking action with regard to the OLPP rule is necessary.
Cattle Group Challenges Checkoff Program
A trade association representing independent cattle producers has filed suit against the United States Department of Agriculture and Secretary Sonny Perdue, claiming the agency violated the Administrative Procedure Act by entering into Memorandums of Understanding with state beef councils in order to protect the federal beef checkoff program.
FSIS Announces New Egg Inspection Rule
The Food Safety Inspection Service has announced it will modernize egg products inspection via a new rule. The rule has not yet been published.