NAMI calls for moratorium on California Prop 12 enforcement
The North American Meat Institute is calling for a moratorium on enforcement of California’s Proposition 12 which is set for January first of next year.
The Meat Institute’s chief operating officer Mark Dopp says pork packers and processors are ‘on hold’ anyway until final rules are issued and have no guidance on how to comply with the law to avoid the risk of criminal prosecution.
At a recent public hearing on the proposed rules, he said the California Department of Food and Agriculture missed the rule-making deadline and should delay enforcement at least 28 months after final rules are published.
The law changes confinement for the production and sale of shell eggs, liquid eggs, whole veal meat, and whole pork meat from both in-state and out-of-state to address California’s animal welfare concerns.