We’re the statewide organization representing the interests and concerns of Maine’s grocery and food producer industry.
Government relations is a key membership benefit and we’re engaged 12-months a year in legislative, regulatory and policy matters impacting our members.
We are actively monitoring and engaging in new 2021 legislation. Be part of the discussion, weekly, or just listen in: Email Us for the dial-in details!
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REMINDER: The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is reminding retail stores, restaurants, and shoppers that the statewide ban on single-use plastic carry-out bags will go into effect on July 1, 2021.
Implementation of a state law that prohibits restaurants, stores, and a wide variety of other eating establishments from using polystyrene foam disposable food containers will take effect on July 1, 2021.
Menstrual products will be exempt from sales tax beginning on October 1, 2021.
The Sales Tax Division has posted two bulletin updates to the MRS website:
Bulletin No. 12 – Retailers of Food Products. The bulletin was updated to remove
“menstrual products” from a chart of examples of taxable non-food products that may be
sold by a retailer of food products. Menstrual products will be exempt from sales tax
beginning on October 1, 2021.