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 and carry over legislation. Be part of the discussion, weekly, or just listen in: Email Us for the dial-in details!
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January 16, 2019
Maine Agricultural Trades Show
4pm – Get Growing Series! Hosted by MGFPA
Demystifying the Entry to Market
April 23, 2019
Food for Thought Forum
Statehouse Hall of Flags Day
Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Romaine Lettuce
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state authorities, continues to investigate a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections associated with consumption of romaine lettuce in the U.S. As of Nov. 26, 2018, this outbreak has resulted in 43 people becoming ill in 12 states, with the last reported illness onset date being Oct. 31, 2018. An additional 22 people in Canada have become ill, and the FDA and our partners are also coordinating the investigation with Canadian health and food safety authorities.
As we continue to investigate this outbreak, today the FDA is announcing new steps to help consumers better identify where their romaine is grown through voluntary labeling.
To learn more visit the FDA’s website.Read More