Fire Prevention and Mitigation on Farm in the Egg Industry

February 3, 2022

Barn fires are horrific events, threatening both human and hen life and causing significant financial damage. Though the incidence of layer barn fires does not appear to be higher than those in other animal agriculture …

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Wendy’s sued for allegedly misleading consumers about cage-free eggs

September 23, 2021

A lawsuit has been filed by an animal activist group claiming that Wendy’s violates the District of Columbia’s general consumer protection law regarding cage-free eggs. A recent D.C. Court of Appeals ruling against Hormel is …

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USDA nominee for Marketing and Regulatory Programs highlights importance of animal health

July 22, 2021

On July 15, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry held a hearing for the nomination of Jennifer Moffitt to serve as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs within the USDA. …

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UK proposed bill recognizes animals as sentient beings

May 20, 2021

The government of the United Kingdom (UK) has introduced a bill that formally recognizes animals as sentient beings. The UK has long been a groundbreaker regarding Animal Welfare, being the first nation to implement an …

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UEP members introduce sustainability plans

April 8, 2021

As UEP moves forward in its work with the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry and Eggs (USRSPE), it is important for egg producers and the egg industry to issue “Sustainability Reports.”  Sustainability reporting is an …

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