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.

Nutrition Labeling Insights

Washington, D.C. food sector insiders are closely watching the U.S. Supreme Court deliberations on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, aka health reform).

Washington Insights Update: Food Safety Modernization Act, Hunger-Free Kids Act & more

The Washington Insights initiative was launched in the fall of 2012 to provide timely information to IFMA members on government actions and their impacts on our industry. The Washington Insights Committee has identified four main areas from which the relevant policy developments are tracked, analyzed, and reported for the benefit of the broader IFMA membership.

Recap of Washington Insights Community Call on Dec. 12

The Washington Insights Community hosted a conference call to report on legislative developments that uniquely impact the foodservice industry. In case you missed it, listen to the call now.

Welcome to the Washington Insights Community!

Thank you for being part of the Washington Insights Community! Read on for tips on how to take advantage of this resource page.

What was discussed at public sessions on FSMA proposed rules?

The Proposed Rules, mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), are "Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption" (produce safety) and Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food" (preventive controls). Both Proposed Rules would bring about significant change in the current food safety system, shifting the paradigm from one of reaction to prevention of food-related illness outbreaks. These proposed rules, and the yet-to-be issued rules in the importer arena and dealing with third party auditors, are going to be critically important for the foodservice manufacturing industry.

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. 

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