Tag Archives: EGGS

What to Know about California’s New Proposition 12 Requirements on Farm Animal Confinement

During the November 2018 election, California voters passed a ballot initiative known as Proposition 12, which establishes new standards for confinement of certain farm animals and bans the sale of products that do not comply with the new confinement standards.  The ballot initiative amended an existing California Health and Safety Code section, Chapter 13.9 (“Farm Animal Cruelty”).  … Continue Reading

Citizen Petition Filed Requesting FDA Allow Eggs to Be Labeled “Healthy”

As reported previously in the Daily Intake Blog, labeling of foods as “Healthy” has recently elicited strong and varied opinions.  KIND filed a Citizen Petition in December 2015 requesting that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revisit the definition of “healthy” to take into account present-day scientific understanding about the health benefits of many nutrient-dense … Continue Reading

USDA Announces Proposed Rule to Amend Egg Products Inspection Regulations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend the egg products inspection regulations by requiring official plants that process egg products to develop Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) systems and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (Sanitation SOPs) and to meet other sanitation requirements consistent with the … Continue Reading

California Egg Law Challenged in U.S. Supreme Court

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that 12 states have joined Missouri in a lawsuit challenging a California law requiring any eggs sold in the state to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages. The lawsuit was filed on December 4 to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2008, Californians approved, … Continue Reading

Cage-Free Kerfuffle

Massachusetts has proposed legislation restricting the sale of eggs to the “cage-free” variety. (subscription to Food Chemical News required) With consumers’ increasing appetite for more ethical food options, a number of food manufacturers are now marketing “cage-free” eggs. States are getting in on the cage-free action as well.  For example, earlier this summer, the Massachusetts Supreme … Continue Reading

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