Quantcast
Last updated on April 16, 2014 at 1:21 EDT

Latest Poultry farming Stories

2012-05-24 14:22:28

"Rotten Egg Bill" Would Kill California's Proposition 2 and Keep Hens in Cages SAN FRANCISCO, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Humane Farming Association (HFA) and a coalition of animal protection organizations today expressed outrage over Senator Feinstein's introduction of "The Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012" (S. 3239). Referred to by many as the Rotten Egg Bill, Feinstein's measure is modeled on a similar bill (H.R. 3798) that was introduced by Rep. Kurt...

2012-05-24 10:25:06

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of California Egg Farmers announced its support for the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012 introduced today by Senator Diane Feinstein. Among the bill's provisions, it would establish a national housing standard for egg laying hens. It proposes similar requirements to a bill introduced earlier in the year in the House of Representatives, HR 3798, and it is jointly supported by the Humane Society of the United...

2012-05-24 06:29:13

ALPHARETTA, Ga., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Egg Producers announced today the launch of www.EggBill.com, an informational website promoting the passage of H.R. 3798, federal legislation that is needed and supported by egg farmers and the egg industry. The website provides information and updates to help legislators, consumers, foodservice executives and retailers learn more about the proposed legislation currently before Congress. The site features expanded sections that...

2012-05-15 02:30:06

Chefs, Farmers, Pediatricians, and Consumers Speak Out about Antibiotics WASHINGTON, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Moms from Maine to Hawaii have come to Washington, D.C., today to press the Obama Administration and Congress to do more to rein in the overuse of antibiotics on America's industrial farms, a practice that breeds antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The visit is organized by the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming and the American Academy of...

2012-05-10 02:32:09

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six high school students from the Chicago Vocational Career Academy today will serve Congress a lunch that features chicken raised without antibiotics, just like much of the chicken now on the menu in public schools back home. They are representing the Windy City in the Healthy Schools Campaign's Cooking up Change® competition among fellow students from across the United States. A healthy twist on a southern classic, their meal of...

2012-04-18 06:28:46

New Animation and Ad Campaign Expose "The Rotten Egg Bill" SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Humane Farming Association (HFA) today announced the escalation of its campaign to stop the "Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012" (HR 3798). Referred to by many as the Rotten Egg Bill, HR 3798 was introduced by Rep. Kurt Schrader earlier this year. A Senate version is expected. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120418/DC89710 )"The egg industry...

Banned Antibiotics Discovered In Poultry Products
2012-04-06 07:29:58

A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Arizona State University found evidence that a strong class of antibiotics, banned by the FDA, is still in use in commercial poultry production. The study, published in Environmental Science & Technology, looked for drugs and other chemicals in feather meal. Feather meal is commonly added to chicken, swine, cattle and fish feed. The banned antibiotics belong to a class of antibiotics called...

2012-04-05 14:20:21

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Chicken Council today released the following statement in response to a New York Times opinion piece, "Arsenic in our chicken," and refuted the findings of recent studies that claim to have found chemical and antimicrobial residues in chicken feather meal: "As the study's authors point out, this study looked only at feathers, not meat. If consumers were to take away one message from the findings, it should be from the...

2012-04-04 02:30:58

ALPHARETTA, Ga., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite signs of economic recovery, record numbers of Americans are currently relying on food assistance. In fact, one in eight will receive help in 2012 from one of Feeding America's member food banks. And among the most needed items are sources of high quality protein. That's why, for the fifth consecutive spring, America's egg farmers are giving the Easter Bunny, and families in need, a helping hand by donating nearly 10 million fresh eggs to...

2012-02-06 10:10:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eggology, Inc., a leading processor of liquid organic and all natural egg white products, has became the first California egg products company to commit to having 100% of their egg products made from Proposition 2 compliant eggs, and to have all of their cage-free products made from Certified Humane® eggs. Proposition 2, passed by Californians in 2008, mandates that all chickens must be raised outside of restrictive battery cages by...