What's New ? - 2019

What's New ? - 2019

Oregon passes cage-free egg law

13 August, 2019

Senate Bill 1019 has been signed into law in Oregon, requiring commercial farms with 3,000 or more chickens to go cage-free and prevents the purchase or sale of caged eggs, in places such as grocery stores and restaurants, starting in 2024. The bill also requires that farms provide enrichments for hens, including perches, scratching areas, nest boxes and dust baths.
According to the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, approximately 71% of United States hens must be in cage-free production by 2026, in order to meet projected demand related to foodservice operators, retailers, and distributors guaranteeing a transition to cage-free eggs.