Tag Archives: EGGS

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