FMI's chief regulatory officer, Stephanie Barnes, explains the requirements of the regulation and highlights FMI's compliance materials available to help members implement the regulation in their stores for the May 7th compliance date.
This webinar, hosted by Ecolab, discusses operational considerations for cleaning and sanitation in retail food establishments and highlights key areas to focus for improved Listeria control and prevention.
Our industry has long been aware of the possibility of terrorist actions against the food supply and have established food defense programs designed to prevent intentional contamination through prevention, detection and response programs. Preparing your company for a crisis before one occurs is critical.
The Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) Grant Program supports projects to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among low-income consumers participating in SNAP by providing incentives at the point of purchase.
This webinar provides insight into FDA’s recall program. Tom Kuntz, Acting Team Lead for FDA's Recall and Product Reconditioning Team, discuss FDA’s process for handling recalls and classifying recalls. Tom touches on the timing and inconsistency of recall classification and how to overcome challenges with your district recall coordinators. He provides an overview of FDA’s current initiatives related to recalls such as FDA’s new Strategic Coordinated Oversight of Recall Execution (SCORE) program.
Food price deflation has become a favorite media story, led by falling prices for meats and other proteins. This has been a challenge and a blessing for food retailers and will continue to be a challenge to earnings of food retailers.
The Natural Resources Defense Council has teamed up with the Ad Council – the public service advertising agency that brought you Smokey Bear and Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk – to launch Save the Food, a nationwide public service campaign to reduce food waste. After over a year of research and development, the campaign launched in April 2016.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Wage and Hour Division, recently released a final rule to revise the overtime pay provisions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Final Rule, “Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees” updates the regulations governing which executive, administrative, and professional employees (commonly referred to as the “white collar” exemption) are entitled to overtime pay under the FLSA.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released its final rule on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food as part of the agency’s implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The rule establishes criteria and definitions that would apply in determining whether food is adulterated because it has been transported or offered for transport by a shipper, carrier by motor vehicle or rail vehicle, or a receiver engaged in the transportation of food. On Monday, April 18, FMI held a webinar on the final rule.
FDA released its final rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs as part of the agency’s implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The rule requires that all importers establish programs to verify that foods imported into the U.S. are produced in compliance with certain U.S. food safety standards. FMI's regulatory counsel Stephanie Barnes hosted a members-only webinar to provide FMI members with an overview of the rule’s requirements, the impact on the food retail and wholesale industry and what provisions changed since the release of the supplemental proposed rule in 2014.
This webinar covers varying perspectives on the issue of hen housing. Representatives from the Human League, United Egg Producers and an Animal Welfare academic present their point of view regarding preferred housing systems for egg production.