Washington Insights Committee

IFMA has formed a committee to explore the creation of a new service called "Washington Insights" that would provide IFMA members with a new value added service that monitors and reports on government and regulatory matters that have potential to directly impact the foodservice manufacturer community.

The vision for Washington Insights is NOT to lobby on the member's behalf, but to provide information and clarity to proposed legislation allowing for timely and appropriate strategy development - a need that was identified in our 2010 strategic planning sessions.

House Committee Hearing Debates "GMO" Labeling Bill

On December 10, 2014, the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Examining FDA's Role in the Regulation of Genetically Modified Food Ingredients.

Washington: Hot Air Aside – Four Regulatory Issues Foodservice Leaders Should Have on their Radar

Take a "no-spin" look at several legislative and regulatory issues that foodservice leaders should have on their radar. Immigration reform and FSMA are here to stay; they hold the potential to impact various aspects of the foodservice business, including customer relationships. Three other issues are worth watching as well.

Final Menu Labeling Rules Released by FDA

On Novemer 25th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released two final rules for menu and vending machine labeling. The long-awaited rules, which stem from provisions in the Affordable Care Act, take broad latitude in the types of food items and establishments that will be covered.

 

FDA Releases Revised FSMA Rules

On September 19, 2014, FDA released four supplementary notices of proposed rule-makings (SNPRMs), revised versions of four of the proposed rules it released previously as part of its implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011. The agency committed to revise the originally proposed rules after receiving significant feedback from industry stakeholders about various aspects of each rule.

Timeline of Comment Periods for FDA Regulatory Proposals

We put together a timeline of comment periods for FDA regulatory proposals, including FSMA and hydrogenated oils. This timeline includes links to each particular proposed regulation.

May 19

Gold & Silver Plate Celebration

This Annual IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Awards event during NRA Week enables manufacturers to honor the nation's top operator talent. Annually, IFMA grants Silver Plate Awards in nine operator categories and honors one winner with the prestigious Gold Plate Award on the night of the celebration. This event affords the perfect opportunity to entertain operator customers.