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 2020 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.
COVID-19 Resources for Retailers & Food Producers: MGFPA is actively working with our government partners and members to provide an updated list of resources and guidance in response to COVID-19. We’ve compiled a list of up-to-date resources. We will continue to add information as it is received.
Maine's Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban *New Effective Date 1/15/21
Maine’s bag ban law will be delayed until January 15, 2021. The state also occupies the field of regulation starting March 17, 2020. What that means is that current state law has no plastic bag bans or fees at retail. Retailers can use whatever bags are necessary and not have to collect fees during this crisis.
To view the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s statement, visit their website.