Proposition 12 established new regulations on animal housing for pigs, calves, and egg-laying hens. Prop 12 included a directive for the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to issue guidelines—by Sept. 2019—on how our state and the national food supply chain would comply with Prop 12. No guidelines have come up till now. From January 2022, most of the nation’s pork supply (bacon, ham, and pork chops) will be illegal for sale in California, resulting in potential pork shortages and skyrocketing price increases. NDC has joined the Food Equity Alliance supporting Prop 12 and asking Gov. Newsom to delay the implementation of Prop 12 – allowing the food supply chain a reasonable amount of time to comply with state regulations once released by the CDFA.
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