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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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Restaurant Association Urges Mayors To Assist Operators in Offering Outdoor Dining

The National Restaurant Association is calling on mayors to help local businesses by allowing them to offer outdoor dining for as long as possible.

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Texas Executive Order Says No to Vaccine Mandates

As the federal government is in the process of implementing a vaccine mandate for all companies with more than 100 employees, Texas is saying it’s not going to happen.

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Biden Administration Announces Ports, Goods Carriers Are Moving to 24/7 Hours

Just weeks after NAFEM and three other major manufacturers called on the federal government to address worsening supply chain challenges, it appears steps are being taken.

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New California Legislation Makes Pandemic-Era Modifications Permanent

California restaurant operators will be able to continue serving alcohol in outdoor dining settings and selling alcohol with to-go orders, thanks to recently signed legislation.

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McDonald’s Canada Is Getting Rid of Plastic Cutlery, Stir Sticks and Straws by December

McDonald’s Canada is saying goodbye to plastic cutlery (except its McFlurry spoons), stir sticks and straws and replacing them with wooden and paper alternatives by December.

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