California in 2020 is scheduled to begin implementing more stringent animal confinement standards for in-state and out-of-state producers who sell certain animal products the state.

The new law was overwhelmingly approved in 2018 by California voters as Proposition 12. It covers breeding pigs, veal calves, and egg-laying hens kept on
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Thomas and Sheri Eckert found a friend in David Bronner, CEO of the top-selling natural brand of soap. Dr. Bronner’s is matching up to $150,000 in contributions to the Eckert’s campaign to pry open the door for using “magic” mushrooms in Oregon.

The scientific name is Psilocybin mushrooms, a Schedule
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Another company is recalling Grained Salmon Caviar 95g made from sockeye salmon because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death.

AWERS Inc. of Bellevue, WA, says the Grained Salmon Caviar 95g was distributed in California, New York, Oregon,
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New Seasons Market of Portland, OR, is recalling an undetermined amount of its branded “Sesame Noodle Chicken Salad” because of undeclared peanuts, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Peanuts are a known allergen and federal law requires them to be declared on product
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