Industry News 1/7/21

January 7, 2021

Egg producers show adaptability in the pandemic, look toward the future,” by UEP President and CEO Chad Gregory was published in Poultry Times.

Acquired by Hillandale Gettysburg LP, “Sperry Farms sold for $5.1 million” was published in the Meadville Tribune.

In another loss “Court will not rehear Prop 12 challenge from Meat Institute,” from Farm Progress. The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has rejected the North America Meat Institute’s s request to be heard by the full judge panel. With this decision, Prop 12 is still scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2022.

UEP is mentioned as one of the organizations supporting ag representation in “Peters, Thune, Roberts Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Representation for Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Sectors in the development of Federal Drone Policies signed into law.”

In a shift from supporting religious practices to animal welfare, “EU Court backs ban on animal slaughter without stunning,” from the BBC.  Click here for the court ruling.

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service 2020 highlights and next steps for 2021 are listed in its press release FSIS Highlights Accomplishments in Protecting Public Health. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service also issued a year-end report: APHIS Celebrates 2020 Accomplishments.  

There are no official odds for “Totally shocked: Alexandria woman finds four yolks in one egg,” from the Argus Leader. The article quotes UEP ‘s Egg Safety Center and states the egg was in a carton of large eggs produced by Dakota Layers.

Food Safety Net Services, a UEP preferred vendor, announced its 2021 Certified Training  Schedule. Most courses are offered both online and in-person.