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!

We thank you for engaging with your State Representatives and Senators.


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MGFPA COVID-19 Resources

MGFPA is actively working with our government partners and members to provide an updated list of COVID-19 Recovery & Rebounding Resources.

For pandemic management documents and resources, we’ve kept our previous COVID-19 Resources List as well.


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Maine DEP delays enforcement of polystyrene foam and plastic bag bans

The pandemic has put an unimaginable amount of stress on Maine’s food industry and the entire supply chain including various goods and products such as single-use paper bags. The Maine DEP evaluated the landscape and determined that due to the ongoing challenges to Maine’s businesses, it made sense to delay enforcement of Maine’s ban on single-use plastic bags and polystyrene.

Maine DEP delays enforcement of polystyrene foam and plastic bag bans. The department will exercise its enforcement discretion until July 1, 2021.

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