Government Policy and Regulation

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November 17, 2022

DOE Publishes Final Rule on Test Procedures for Ice Makers

The requirements take effect Dec. 1, and changes will become mandatory for equipment testing starting Oct. 27, 2023.

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November 11, 2022

Energy Star Specs Released for Commercial Electric Cooktops; Comment Period Open

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting comments on the Energy Star Version 1.0 Commercial Electric Cooktops Draft 1 Specification through Dec. 22.

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September 29, 2022

California City Makes Outdoor Dining Program Permanent

The program will go into effect on Oct. 27, allowing operators to continue to use public spaces for outdoor dining.

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September 6, 2022

California Governor Signs FAST Recovery Act

On Labor Day, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the first-of-its-kind legislation into law, which will establish a 10-member Fast Food Council to set standards for minimum wages and working conditions for fast-food restaurants consisting of 100 or more units.

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August 31, 2022

McDonald’s President Calls FAST Act ‘Lopsided, Hypocritical and Ill-Considered’

Joe Erlinger says the legislation would create an unfair playing field, targeting some restaurants while excluding others.

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August 30, 2022

California Bill To Create Fast Food Council Heads to Governor’s Desk

The California Senate passed a bill on Monday that would establish a council to regulate wages and working conditions for fast-food industry employees.

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July 28, 2022

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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July 28, 2022

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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July 18, 2022

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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July 13, 2022

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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