Industry news 1/23/20

January 23, 2020

USDA issues $10.2m for animal disease preparedness,” as part of the 2018 farm bill implementation in Feedstuffs.

Wendy’s released its 2019 corporate social responsibility (CSR) report and announced a new commitment to animal care best practices by the end of 2024 in “Wendy’s advances animal welfare initiatives,” from Feedstuffs.

Federal courts continue allowing states to establish animal welfare laws in “California has been passing tough animal welfare laws. A court just handed the state a big victory,” from Vox.

Egg Carton Labels: Here’s What All Those Terms Really Mean,” includes HSUS Josh Balk’s comments on caged versus other types of eggs, from HuffPost.

Confirmations in backyard flocks continue in “California has second vND case in 2020,” from WattAg.

Rose Acre Farms partners to develop ag microgrid,” describes this UEP member’s partnership with the North Carolina Electrical Cooperatives to generate environmentally responsible power for the farm.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest’s ongoing petitions to list Salmonella strains as meat and poultry adulterants is covered in “FSIS policy, precedent means Salmonella petition faces tough sledding,” from Food Safety News.

Midwest Poultry Services changes name to MPS Egg Farms,” was published in WattAg.

Recommendations by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) are discussed in “Experts assess potential of whole genome sequencing in food safety,”  from Food Safety News.

FDA sends warning letter to Kohyo America Inc. for its frozen egg facility,” from Food Safety News.