Government Policy and Regulation

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Drone Delivery Startup Gets FAA Approval To Double Service Area

The approval increases Flytrex’s potential customer base from 40,000 to 100,000, says the company.

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EPA Denies NAFEM’s Request To Delay Oven 3.0 Implementation Date

NAFEM argued that supply chain delays were causing parts to be unavailable and that more time was needed for testing and validating new components.

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NAFEM To Testify at ITC Hearing This Week About Impact of Tariffs

The association says Section 232 and 301 tariffs are causing members “severe economic harm.”

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Deadlines Approach for New Energy Star Requirements

Next month, manufacturers' certification bodies will be required to stop certifying to former Energy Star specs for commercial refrigerators, freezers and ovens.

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Restaurants Canada Displeased With Timing of Country’s Plastics Ban

Restaurants Canada says the ban singles out the foodservice industry that’s still focused on “survival and recovery” from the impacts of COVID-19.

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Restaurant Association Lauds Passage of Ocean Shipping Reform Act

The association says the new law should reduce shipping costs and improve supply chain disruptions.

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5 Ways To Help Dealers Amid Market Challenges

Singer Equipment Co. offers operators tips on how they can partner with dealerships to mitigate market challenges. Hint: Expect the unexpected.

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California Restaurants, Bars Now Can Sell Alcohol To-Go Without Meals

The California Senate approved legislation that expands provisions of a 2021 law that allows the sale and delivery of to-go cocktails with take-out food orders.

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Guest Op-Ed: Brad vs. Goliath

On Feb. 23, 2022, a Department of Justice press release sent shockwaves reverberating through the industry.

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New Energy Star Specifications for Commercial Ovens Released

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released Final Version 3.0 Energy Star specifications for commercial ovens, which will take effect on Jan. 12.

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