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· AgriTalk: CDFA Releases Proposed Rules for Proposition 12
· CDFA accepts comment on implementation of Proposition 12 (2018)
AgriTalk: CDFA Releases Proposed Rules for Proposition 12
By Farm Journals Pork
June 3, 2021
Before long, Proposition 12 will impact hog producers all across the country not just in California, said AgriTalk host Chip Flory on Thursday. Flory was joined by Michael Formica, assistant vice president and general counsel for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), and Jennifer Shike, editor of Farm Journal’s PORK.
“On May 28, the California Department of Food and Ag released its proposed rules for implementing Proposition 12. Those rules were supposed to be finalized by September 1, 2019, so the release of these proposed rules has been a long time coming,” Shike said.
What’s Ahead for Prop 12?
After seeing the proposed rules, Shike asked Formica if he saw any surprises in the proposed rules.
“There's a lot to unpack in those rules,” Formica said. “The rules are not just the rules themselves, but as with any proposal, it's the preambles, their statements of what's before them and the reasons for undertaking that.”
Because NPPC is in litigation challenging Prop 12, he said he can’t talk specifics.
“There were more than a few eye-opening factoids that we saw, admissions if you will, from California that we don't disagree with,” Formica pointed out.
There are two court cases currently pending on Proposition 12, he explained. NPPC’s recently had arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He said they hope to get a decision by mid-July...
What Will Prop 12 Cost the Pork Industry? ...
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CDFA accepts comment on implementation of Proposition 12 (2018)
Public comment period open for proposed regulations to implement Proposition 12 (2018)
Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture
via Morning Ag Clips (NY) - June 1, 2021
SACRAMENTO — A 45-day public comment period for proposed regulations to implement Proposition 12 (2018) begins May 28, 2021 and ends July 12, 2021. The California Department of Food and Agriculture is proposing to adopt new Chapter 10 (commencing with section 1320) of Division 2 of Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations to implement Health and Safety Code sections 25990 through 25994, Farm Animal Cruelty, which mandates farm animal confinement standards for egg-laying hens, veal calves, and breeding pigs and the sale of shell eggs, liquid eggs, whole veal meat, and whole pork meat derived from these covered animals.
In 2018, California voters passed Proposition 12, Farm Animal Confinement Initiative, self-titled as the Prevention of Cruelty to Farm Animals Act, which prevents animal cruelty by phasing out certain methods of farm animal confinement for covered animals raised in California and the products harvested from those animals, or immediate offspring of those animals in the case of breeding pigs, if sold within California for human consumption.
The proposed regulations establish a regulatory framework of registration, certification, conveyance inspection, and labeling and marking requirements for the sale of shell eggs, liquid eggs, whole veal meat, and whole pork meat in California.
Any person interested may present statements or arguments in writing relevant to the action proposed beginning May 28, 2021 and ending on July 12, 2021 to:
Dr. Elizabeth Cox
Department of Food and Agriculture
Animal Care Program
1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone (916) 900-5000
For more information please visit AHFSS regulations website: http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/AHFSS/regulations.html#ACP-Prop12
–California Department of Food and Agriculture