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Legal Issues

General Mills, Kraft, Kellogg and Nestle Win Price-Fixing Case Against Egg Producers

Nov. 22, 2023
After 12 years of litigation, the food processors win a guilty verdict against Cal-Maine Foods, Rose Acre Farms, United Egg Producers and United States Egg Marketers.
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Brits Happy To Adhere to Calif. Prop 12 on Animal Welfare

Nov. 21, 2023
NSF in the UK is offering certification for pork that will make it eligible for sale in California.
Environmental

Eight Senators Urge EPA to Share Small Meat Processor Input on Wastewater Regulation Revisions

Nov. 20, 2023
With the December 2023 target looming for proposed revisions to the Meat and Poultry Products (MPP) Effluent Guidelines and Standards, the small processor community is voicing...
Legal Issues

U.S. Senator Reintroduces Real MEAT Act to Label Alternative Proteins as ‘Imitation’

Nov. 17, 2023
Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) originally introduced the Real MEAT Act in 2019 to clearly differentiate alternative proteins from animal proteins on product labels.
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Florida Legislator Proposes Ban on Cultured, Lab-Grown Meat in the State

Nov. 15, 2023
Republican member of the State House of Representatives has introduced House Bill 435 which would make the manufacture, sale, holding or distribution of cultured meat illegal....
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30 Law Professors Urge Congress To Oppose the EATS Act

Nov. 15, 2023
They join more than 200 federal lawmakers in opposing the Ending Agricultural Trade Suppression Act, which would invalidate a California law requiring better treatment of farm...
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Legal Issues

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Consider Bacon Pre-Cooking Patent Lawsuit Against Hormel Foods

Nov. 7, 2023
Lawsuit against Hormel Foods by equipment manufacturer HIP claimed that CEO David Howard should be named as sole or joint inventor of patented bacon pre-cooking method.
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Legal Issues

Now-Defunct Real Water Ordered to Pay $228.5 Million in Damages for Contaminated Bottled Water

Oct. 6, 2023
Real Water’s product was found to be contaminated after it was linked to severe liver illness and the death of one consumer on the West Coast three years ago.
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Alternative Protein

Meati Foods Receives Patent on MushroomRoot Formulation; Digs in to Health Benefits

Oct. 4, 2023
Alternative protein processor uses artificial intelligence tools to study the health benefits of its now-patented Neurospora crassa (MushroomRoot) product.
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Legal Issues

DOL Recovers More Than $1.2 Million in Back Wages, Damages for 113 Poultry Plant Workers

Oct. 4, 2023
A U.S. federal court has penalized the Los Angeles-area plant’s owners for withholding overtime wages and attempting to cover up the scheme in various ways.
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Animal Proteins

Sen. Hawley Presses Tyson Foods on Missouri Plant Closures, Child Labor Accusations

Sept. 21, 2023
The Missouri senator recently introduced legislation to break up the meatpacking “monopolies,” and continued his attacks on the industry this week.