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NAMI Submits Comments on CA Proposition 12.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

(North American Meat Institute)

The Meat Institute submitted comments Monday in response to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) request for information on the Implementation of Proposition 12: Health and Safety Code sections 25990 through 25994 relating to Farm Animals. "Proposition 12 imposes radical changes on the pork and veal industries that in many instances cannot be mitigated through additional guidance from the agency," the Meat Institute wrote. The Meat Institute added that Prop 12 compliance will result in significantly higher production costs and a less efficient supply chain, meaning some companies will likely discontinue their business operations in California.

The Meat Institute is asking CDFA to postpose the implementation of Prop 12 indefinitely for at least two years, providing enough time to facilitate conversations with CDFA, the industry and consumers about the law's economic impact. The Meat Institute also outlined Prop 12's constitutional infirmities that will inevitably mire the law in judicial challenges in the coming years. Read the Meat Institute's full comments here .

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