IFMA hosts a variety of events throughout the year that enable members to connect with peers and trading partners and focus on important issues facing the industry. From forums that inspire connectivity and collaboration across the channel to market insight conferences that keep you informed about trends and issues, IFMA offers a variety of ways for you stay ahead.
The FDA recently released a menu labeling Small Entity Compliance Guide. The guidance provides answers to what may be burning questions from operators considered small entities - which means they are "independently owned and operated and not dominant in its field of operation."
If there's one thing I learned from working in the foodservice industry for the past 26 years, it is the importance of building customer relationships. Establishing strong relationships with your customers is only possible if you have a thorough understanding of their business and needs. Staying in tune with the issues your customers are facing will better enable you to be in the position to provide solutions to their problems.
On November 20, President Obama announced executive action to allow millions of undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States temporarily and apply for work authorization. This executive action also includes improvements to employment-based immigration procedures and policies. All of these measures will significantly impact U.S. employers and their employees.
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.