Industry News 5/21/20

May 21, 2020

Michael Foods will be the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of JUST plant-based egg products to restaurants and other foodservice channels as reported in “JUST, Michael Foods Partner To Put Plant-Based Eggs On More Foodservice Menus,” from Forbes.

How US, UK egg producers are beating COVID-19 disruptions,” covers presentations by Greg Hinton from Rose Acres and Veli Moluluo from U.K.’s Noble Foods during a recent IEC webinar: COVID-19 - The opportunities and challenges facing egg producers.

USDA Announces Details of Direct Assistance to Farmers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program,” provides details about aide farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Why it’s wrong to blame livestock farms for coronavirus,” written by Alison Van Eenennaam, an animal science researcher from the University of California, Davis. The article cites the lack of evidence indicating farm animals have caused the pandemic.

Highlights From Animal Agriculture Alliance Virtual Summit,” provides an overview of this organization’s 2020 “Primed and Prepared” conference, featuring speakers on sustainability, animal welfare and building consumer trust.

New cases of the disease continue to be reported in “Avian flu causes havoc among Hungarian poultry,” from WattAg.