Government Policy and Regulation

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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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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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