Government Policy and Regulation

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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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House Passes $42 Billion Bill To Replenish RRF

Some restaurant operators are a step closer to receiving federal COVID-19 aid after the U.S. House of Representatives voted today to pass a $42 billion bill to replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

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NAFEM Says Manufacturers Should Know Their Entire Supply Chain As Sanctions Increase

NAFEM is encouraging manufacturers to know their entire supply chain as the U.S. has issued new sanctions and export controls in response to the Russia-Ukraine war.

Energy Star Version 5.0 Requirements for Commercial Refrigerators, Freezers Released

Equipment under the new specification will produce energy savings of up to 24 percent.

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Restaurant Association Offers Checklist To Help Operators Prepare for Vaccine Mandate

To help operators prepare should the federal vaccine mandate remain in place, the National Restaurant Association’s food safety and policy experts compiled a checklist of questions to consider.

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FEDA Urges Congress To End Build Back Better Effort

FEDA joined other trade groups in signing a letter urging congressional leaders to end efforts to pass the multi-trillion-dollar Build Back Better package and instead focus on addressing inflation, labor shortages and supply chain constraints.

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New Laws Impacting Foodservice That Go into Effect Jan. 1

A new batch of laws is set to kick in at the start of the new year. From alcohol to-go regulations and food waste laws to minimum wage hikes and single-use plasticware restrictions, a lot could affect those in the foodservice industry.

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Supply Chain Disruptions Challenge School Meal Programs

A new study from the School Nutrition Association gives a glimpse of what school meal programs have been dealing with as supply chain challenges disrupt operations behind the serving counter.

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Vaccine Mandate Goes into Effect Jan. 4

Long-awaited details about the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate that affects businesses with 100 employees or more are finally out.

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