Washington Insights

Washington Insights provides 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. For members wanting to understand regulatory and legislative issues and their unique implication to foodservice suppliers, IFMA provides this unique perspective in ways that make it easy to stay up-to-date.

August 2015 Washington Insights Update

Congress has been adjourned this month for the annual August recess. Most members, and many staff, have been away from Washington. Seemingly little negotiation has occurred on big-ticket items which members must address once they return. Perhaps the most looming item is appropriations, which must be addressed before September 30 to prevent a government shutdown. September is expected to be a busy month on Capitol Hill – in addition to appropriations, Congress must vote on the Iran nuclear agreement, transportation funding, and child nutrition reauthorization.

Barbara Hiden Talks about ABA's Priority Issues

Barbara Hiden, Vice President of Federal Affairs for the American Beverage Association, the trade group that represents the nation's non-alcoholic beverage industry, will be our guest speaker on September 24, 2014.

Category Management Starter Kits Reveal Interesting Learnings

After successfully launching and training 200+ foodservice industry participants on category management, IFMA and The Partnering Group (TPG) identified that some manufacturers needed further support on how to move forward with using the Full Plate™ industry best practice. These manufacturers needed a more "hands on" approach to adopting category management with specific, actionable outcomes. To support the needs of these manufacturers, IFMA and TPG created the Full Plate™ Capability Building Starter Kit in the Fall of 2014.

House Passes Voluntary GMO Labeling Bill

The U.S. is a step closer to enacting a consistent, national approach to certifying and labeling genetically modified (GMO) foods. A bill passed by the U.S. House today would alleviate food manufacturers’ burden of complying with differing state GMO labeling laws. However, the bill also would lead to an FDA-mandated definition of “natural,” among other provisions.

Julia Bauscher Talks about the Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act on Upcoming 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 will be our guest speaker.

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Chain Operators EXchange (COEX)

The IFMA Chain Operators EXchange (COEX) enables chain operators to take advantage of business building insights and create personal connections with leading manufacturers. With dozens of high-profile operators on the planning committee, the program truly is created "by operators, for operators."

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