Industry news 8/12/21

August 12, 2021

Litigation on state “ag-gag” laws continues with “8th Circuit offers mixed win on Iowa ‘ag-gag’ law,” in Reuters and “Arkansas civil action version of Ag-gag struck down by Circuit Court,” Food Safety News.

Half of the company’s U.S. workers will need to be vaccinated by November 1 in “Tyson to require all US workers to get COVID-19 vaccine,” from

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) updated guidance declaring “COVID-19 not a food safety hazard – FAO,” from Food Safety News.

Robert Bonnie, the nominee for Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation, speaks about balancing climate policies while supporting ag producers in  “USDA nominee promises production, conservation balance,” from Feedstuffs.

ASPCA spending may not be what donors expect, CBS News investigation finds,” looks at what percentage of donations go towards hands-on animal welfare versus fundraising and management.

Draft Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines, created by an independent expert panel, bans battery hens by 2036 in “Australia joins others in the 100% cage-free egg movement,” from Watt Ag.

Hen shell eggs produced under the Laid in Britain Code of Practice are deemed safe to be eaten raw or lightly cooked in “Second egg assurance system backed in UK,” from Food Safety News.