Industry comes together for HPAI Listening Session

March 24, 2022

AEB and UEP leaders Emily Metz and Chad Gregory opened the HPAI Listening Session during the AEB Board Meeting in Sarasota, FL, on March 15, emphasizing the need for the industry to work together during …

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Escalate and enforce biosecurity

February 17, 2022

Biosecurity is the first line of defense to protect hens from HPAI. Now is the time to increase biosecurity to the highest level possible to lower the risk of introducing HPAI to a farm. Reassess …

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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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CDFA Prop 12 regulations

December 9, 2021

The California Department of Agriculture (CDFA) has issued updated proposed regulations associated with Proposition 12, which require minimum confinement standards for egg-laying hens, along with pork and veal. CDFA previously issued a proposed rule in …

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HSUS uses D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act, files lawsuit against Smithfield Foods

October 21, 2021

Like cage-free egg commitments, many companies have also made crate-free pork commitments. Many of these commitments are to be 100% “crate-free,” or also termed “group-housed,” by 2022.  Several organizations track and regularly report on company …

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