Unraveling California Prop. 12
The Supreme Court has officially ruled in favor of California Proposition 12. This proposition directly affects the pork supply in California, whether purchasing in store or online.
A Closer Look at California Prop 12
When Prop 12 is enforced, retailers and distributors cannot sell raw pork into California or within California unless the supplier can prove that their farms meet the animal welfare requirements stated within the proposition. The primary focus is mandating minimum space provisions for breeding pigs, egg-laying hens, and veal calves. Under this law, breeding pigs must be given a minimum of 24-square feet of space in their pens. Massachusetts has a similar law called Question 3 that went into effect in 2022 that does much the same thing-enforcing minimum space requirements for the sale of raw pork cuts into and within the state of Massachusetts.
Pederson’s Farms and Prop. 12
At Pederson’s, one of our top priorities is animal welfare. Because of this focus, our farms have been Prop. 12 and Q3 compliant since 2014! Our farms are third-party Animal Welfare Certified. We believe that animals should be raised with the care and respect that they deserve, and we fully support Prop. 12 and Question 3.
The passing of Proposition 12 and Question 3 proves that today’s consumers are concerned with animal welfare, too, and prefer cage-free, ethically sourced products.
By choosing pork from Pederson's Farms, you can rest assured you're getting ethically sourced and superior quality products.
Our dedication to animal welfare and high-quality pork products continues to position us as the preferred choice among chefs, grocery stores, and consumers alike.
Our vertically integrated approach allows us to ensure the ethical treatment of our animals, and the delivery of high-quality products. Join our endeavor to Make the Best, Better.