Industry News 11/7/19

November 7, 2019

President Trump to nominate Dr. Stephen Hahn as new FDA commissioner,” from CNN, provides background on Hahn, who is a well-known radiation oncology expert and the current chief medical executive of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.


 Midland Daily News reports “Michigan House backs ban on cages for egg-laying hens,” with the new standards effective 2025. The Michigan Senate plans to finalize the bill this week.

Recommendations on romaine, leafy greens soon to move to implementation stage,” was published in Food Safety News. In this article, the Produce Marketing Association and the United Fresh Produce Association describe plans for the pursuit of the prevention of foodborne illnesses and faster responses when illnesses are detected. Industry leaders say work to improve food safety measures should mostly be done in March 2020 when work toward implementation will begin.

Iowa State University Names New Director of Egg Industry Center,” features Richard Gates, currently a professor of agricultural and biological engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

UEP member Oakdell Egg Farms is recognized in “Utah farms produced ‘eggstraordinary’ 1.5 billion eggs in 2018,” in Deseret News.

Avian flu inflicts more losses on Mexican fighting birds,” but there has been no significant impact on commercial poultry, from WattAg.

Fortunately, there is a happy ending in “A New Zealand man accidentally bought 1,000 chickens online for $0.96,” from MSN.