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California Pig Law Requiring More Space Prompts Meatpacker to Halt Pork Sales

Photographer: Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg

A top meatpacker is halting sales of some pork products in California, in the first sign of fallout from the state’s new law demanding more space on farms for the animals.

Seaboard Foods, the second-largest U.S. pig producer and fourth-biggest pork processor, confirmed the decision Friday in an emailed statement, blaming the state’s Proposition 12 rule that goes into effect on Jan. 1.