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Brand Name Rock Hill Foods
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Company by Rock Hill Foods
Location Summers, AR
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industrial organics and/or not open enough to participate
Rock Hill Foods, formerly Arkansas Egg Company, successfully lobbied the USDA to place one of its employees on the National Organic Standards Board in a seat Congress reserved for someone who "owns or operates an organic farm." Based on freedom of information documents their employee did in fact not own or operate in organic farm at the time. Cornucopia is challenging her status on the board in federal court.

Criteria Points Comments
Ownership Structure
Average Flock Size
Single or Double Henhouses
Other Certifications (bonus points)
Organic Certifier
Commitment to Organics
Indoor Space per Bird
Indoor Enrichments
Litter Management
Natural Light
Outdoor Space per Bird
Popholes/Exit to the Outdoors
Outdoor Enrichments
Outdoor Space Exemptions
Outdoor Management System
Manure Handling System
Forced Molting
Beak Trimming
Laying Hen Lifespan
Use of Spent Hens
Death Loss Rate
Pullet Access to Outdoors
Feed Produced on Farm
US Grown Feed
Soy in Feed
Synthetic Amino Acids
Disclosure Rate
TOTAL (possible score is 2700) 0 ONE EGG (Industrial Organics)