Egg Shortage May Come At Start Of Next Year


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A classic household item may no longer be as accessible as they used to be.

Starting on Jan. 1, 2022, a state ballot question from 2016 will go into effect that requires cage-free eggs and other farm animal protections.

Ballot Question 3 prohibits Massachusetts farms from confining breeding pigs, veal calves, or egg-laying in cages.

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Massachusetts guidelines require cage-free structures to be at least 1.5 square feet per egg-laying hen, while every other state requires 1 square foot of space.

Brian Houghton of the Massachusetts Food Association said he doesn’t know if “big producers are going to want to continue to deliver eggs into Massachusetts,” which may cause shelves to be empty and for prices to increase.

WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports:

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Written by Edyn Jensen


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