It was a busy month in Washington, between final Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules being released and the retirement of the Speaker of the House John Boehner – and there are implications for foodservice.
Did you miss July's Washington Insights call? Julia Bauscher, Director, School and Community Nutrition Services for Jefferson County Public Schools (KY), incoming President, School Nutrition Association (SNA) and 2013 Silver Plate Winner was our guest speaker.
FaegreBD Consulting provides a perspective from Washington D.C. on the developments in public policy relevant to foodservice.
This month, Congress is focused on clearing its agenda prior to the month-long August recess. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate continue to hold appropriations hearings, attempting progress towards passage of legislation to fund the government past September 30. In addition, Congress is attempting to address funding for transportation programs which expires at the end of July, as well as moving legislation to address the drought in the Western United States, particularly California.
This week, the Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) released the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC).