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FDA allows more time for comments on ‘healthy’ food labels

Four months wasn’t long enough for some in the food industry to figure out how they want the FDA to define “healthy” for use on food labels, so the agency has extended the comment deadline on the topic for another three months. The Food and Drug Administration’s deadline for public comments on the topic is… Continue Reading

Human Food Safety Not Likely Threatened By Costly Avian Flu

The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 epidemic spread to domestic poultry by migratory birds may have burned out without getting anywhere near the human food supply, which was said to be an extremely low possibility in the first place. No new detections of avian flu have occurred since June 17. Up until then, 223… Continue Reading

Senators Aim to Add National Egg Standards to Farm Bill

A bipartisan group of senators is hoping to add what would be the first federal standards for livestock housing and welfare to the Farm Bill, which the upper chamber is set to begin debating today. With Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) leading the charge, a dozen senators have backed the standards measure, which would mandate the… Continue Reading

Livestock Groups, Egg Industry at Odds Over HSUS Deal

Major livestock groups are urging Congress to reject the historic deal struck between the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the United Egg Producers (UEP) on egg production, but egg producers are not backing down. UEP, which represents 87 percent of domestic egg production, and HSUS are jointly petitioning Congress to create national… Continue Reading

Some See Cage Accord as a Good Start

The recent deal between the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the United Egg Producers (UEP), more commonly known as adversaries, to improve egg-laying hens’ living conditions struck many as surprising, for many different reasons. As reported earlier, cattle and pork producers are not pleased about the agreement, with the National Pork Producer’s… Continue Reading

Who Really Benefits from the Egg Industry Deal?

Last week, the Humane Society of the United States held an unusual press conference. The group announced an agreement with its long-time adversary, the United Egg Producers, to jointly seek federal legislation that would improve the housing conditions of egg-laying hens. As a result, HSUS is calling off its recent efforts to get ballot measures… Continue Reading