Industry News 12/13/18

December 13, 2018

WattAG provides an update in “California virulent Newcastle disease cases continue,” on the spread of the disease in backyard exhibition flocks in California.

Michigan Lawmakers Look to Delay Cage-Free Ban for Hens,” summarizes the Legislature’s plan to push back animal welfare standards, scheduled to take effect in October 2019, published by U.S. News and World Report.

Food Business News calls egg both healthy and indulgent in “Eggs — a comeback story,” and provides many reasons why “eggs are on a roll.”

Senate ag committee advances 3 USDA nominations,” provides the background on those nominees under consideration, including Mindy Brashears who is nominated for Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety.

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released,  “FSIS Releases Annual Plans on Microbiological and Chemical Residue Sampling Programs,” identifying changes planned for FY 2019 to FSIS’ various sampling programs and describes the agency’s overall strategy for directing its sampling resources

Iowa Egg Council partnership with a local grocery store to help those in need is featured in “Fareway campaign to give Food Bank of Iowa a dozen eggs for every two dozen bought.”

Marriott commits to cage-free eggs — and gives protesters vegan sandwiches to celebrate,” describes animal activists’ focus on convincing corporations to change practices.

USPOULTRY Releases Seventh Video in Series Highlighting Poultry and Egg Farm Environmental Stewardship,” features UEP member, Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch.  Herbruck’s is a U.S.Poultry Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award winner.