Regulatory

IFMA's provides a robust collection of resources for the foodservice industry. One of the benefits of being an IFMA member is the information at your fingertips. From food guidelines to new trends in consumer dining behavior, IFMA is your go-to source for industry information that helps you stay ahead.

This section provides a collection of resources addressing regulatory issues in the foodservice industry.

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.

Essential Information for an Effective and Efficient Product Recall

The Executive Committees of the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) and the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) have established a collaborative framework for the associations to work together to identify and prioritize key supply chain issues. Under the name "Supply Chain Optimization, Resources, and Execution" (SCORE), representatives of both committees have identified timely challenges and opportunities that distributors and manufacturers can successfully address together.

Summary of FDA Proposed Changes to the Nutrition Facts Panel

On February 27, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two proposed rules containing long-awaited changes to the Nutrition Facts panel and changes to the determination of serving sizes in packaged foods. 

FDA Control Provisions of Food Safety Modernization Act

FDA Hearing: Implementing the Preventive Control Provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Mar 05

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."

May 20

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. 

Jun 12

Navy Foodservice Ashore Solutions Conference

This conference is for all on-shore military personnel, affiliates and foodservice professionals including 100+ military, Department of Defense (DOD) and 50 food manufacturers. The event makes up an eclectic group of industry personnel.