UEA Further Processors comment on CDFA Prop 12 regs

July 22, 2021

Regulations to implement California’s Proposition 12 need to be clarified on multiple points, according to comments filed by the Further Processors Division of the United Egg Association. The comments point out several ambiguities concerning how …

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USDA modifies Shell Egg Surveillance Program sampling

June 17, 2021

Effective July 1, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will modify its Shell Egg Surveillance (SES) Program’s sampling protocols for eggs examined under the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA). The SES Program was established to …

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President’s budget boosts FDA

June 3, 2021

The President’s fiscal year 2022 budget request would increase spending on food safety at the Food and Drug Administration by $134.3 million to a total of $1.6 billion. A significant portion of the FDA budget …

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California releases Proposition 12 regulations

June 3, 2021

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CFDA) has released the much-anticipated proposed regulations associated with Proposition 12, the Farm Animal Confinement Initiative. Self-titled as the Prevention of Cruelty to Farm Animals Act, it mandates …

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AMS announces fee increase

April 22, 2021

On April 20, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced new fee rates for shell egg grading and certification services, effective October 1 (Fiscal Year 2022). For shell egg grading and certification services, the scheduled rate will …

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