Industry news 8/27/20

August 27, 2020

California has lost a legal battle, with the court saying a vegan product can call itself “butter”, even though butter has a standard of identity requiring it to consist of at least 80% milkfat in “This is a huge victory...’ Judge rules in Miyoko plant-based butter case,” from Food Navigator.

The Animal Welfare Institute and Farm Sanctuary are asking the court to require USDA to develop additional standards in “USDA sued by animal welfare groups claiming mishandling of poultry slaughter.”

Researchers in the UK published a recent study on “Distress calls and performance of chicks analysed,” published by Poultry World.

The state of Indiana recognizes MPS Egg Farms in "North Manchester Farm Receives State Agricultural Honor.”

The Iowa Poultry Association announced Dr. Bernie Beckman, the Director of Technical Services for Hy-Line North America, is this year’s Hall of Fame recipient. IPA is also honoring Jeff Coit and Dr. Susan Lamont. Coit is VP and poultry industry specialists at Farm Credit Services and Dr. Lamont is the C. F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University in Ames, IA.