Posts Categorized: Announcements

FocusMaine Intern Experience

, an initiative working to grow jobs and develop business in Maine, is supporting an intern program this summer as a key part of its strategy to foster, grow and attract knowledge professionals and entrepreneurs to boost economic growth in Maine. Educate Maine has joined forces with FocusMaine to bring the intern program to more students in Maine.

After a successful pilot program in 2017 with more than 250 interns and over 20 businesses participating, the FocusMaine Intern Experience is hoping to expand the number of interns and organizations participating its 2018 program.

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Menu Labeling Rule Goes In Effect Today

FDA’s “Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments” regulation requires food retailers with 20 or more locations to implement menu labeling.

The rule requires calorie labeling (and additional nutritional information upon request) for standard menu items at covered establishments, i.e., establishments meeting the following criteria: 1) being part of a chain with 20 or more locations, 2) doing business under the same name, 3) selling substantially the same menu items, and 4) selling restaurant type foods/  – The Food Marketing Institute


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USDA Drafts Proposal on GMOs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has proposed how companies should alert consumers to the presence of genetically modified (GMO) ingredients in products. One major change is the agency will let companies use “bioengineered food” for GMO because it thinks bioengineered “adequately describes food products of the technology that Congress intended to be within the scope of” the law. – NACS Daily

On May 4, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued a proposed rule – the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard – requiring some form of disclosure of biotech ingredients on food packaging. The proposed rule has a 60-day comment period, with a submission deadline of July 3, 2018

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Constellation Energy Program Now Available!

In partnership with the Manufacturers Association of Maine, MGFPA members can now manage energy costs in new and powerful ways to achieve budget certainty and financial protection with Constellation’s full range of integrated energy solutions.

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