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No big boom yet in egg industry ‘cage-free’ hen housing

Egg producers would have to triple the number of laying hens kept in so-called cage-free housing to make good on their promise to meet demands for restaurant and retail chains by 2025. Only 16.8 percent of U.S. laying hens are currently in “cage-free” housing. Egg producers do not appear to be making as rapid conversion… Continue Reading

Egg farmers not defined by bad actors; industry is safe, clean

Opinion

Today’s opinion article (May 26, 2018) by Roy Costa RS, MS, entitled “Rose Acres Farms: Another Bad Actor, or a Deeper Problem” deserves a rebuttal from the nation’s egg farmers. Costa served as an expert witness for Marler Clark LLP when the 2010 Quality Egg Salmonella enteritidis outbreak occurred. Egg farmers today are providing a… Continue Reading

How many cooks in your holiday kitchen know the rules?

Spring holidays often bring people together to make and eat meals. Even the most seasoned cooks can be challenged when preparing food when there are more people than usual at the table. Passover, Easter and Orthodox Easter all have traditional foods associated with them. People who don’t normally cook these special foods may not be… Continue Reading

Food safety reminders for your egg-cellent holiday season

With the holiday season hustling and bustling, company and food goes hand in hand. Friends and families gather for dinner and coworkers share treats in offices and factories. Each holiday season, the CDC renews reminders about the importance of food safety basics. “Wash hands and surfaces often, avoid cross-contamination, cook foods to proper temperatures and refrigerate foods promptly,” is the mantra… Continue Reading

Canada-U.S. in talks about inspection system equivalencies

Audits of Canada’s meat, poultry, and egg inspections conducted in September 2016 and written up in a report in April this year are now getting attention. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service sent a copy of the final audit report to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), raising significant questions that require attention. Canada and the United States periodically… Continue Reading

DeCosters make Top 10 list of cases justices should have heard

It won’t get either of the DeCosters a better place in the lunch line or relief from working a shift in the laundry, but their case has made the “Top Ten” of October-term certiorari petitions the Supreme Court should have granted. The annual list by the 40-year-old Washington Legal Foundation (WLF), which advocates for “a sound free… Continue Reading

Idaho Foodbank recalls 13.5 tons of food because of cooler issue

The Idaho Foodbank is recalling 13.5 tons of soup, eggs, cheese and coconut beverages after discovering a refrigeration malfunction, which could have allowed the growth of bacteria and life-threatening pathogens. “The Idaho Foodbank discovered the problem after reviewing cooler temperature records during high heat,” according to the recall notice posted on the Food and Drug… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Supreme Court weighs in without a word

High court declines to hear appeals of egg men in cases related to 2010 Salmonella outbreak

Opinion

I can hear a bit of silence in the board rooms of America. Monday the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeals of Austin “Jack” DeCoster and his son, Peter DeCoster, without comment. In April 2015 U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett sentenced the DeCosters to prison, saying they knew or should have known about the… Continue Reading