The 2015 National Grocers Association Best Bagger Championship will be held on February 9 in conjunction with the National Grocers Show.
Senate President Mike Thibodeau and Speaker of the House Mark Eves announce the Joint Standing Committee assignments for the 127th Legislative Session. The MGFPA will be invited to make introductory remarks before each of the Committee’s of interest in early January.
MGFPA will track bills of interest beginning in mid-January and you are encouraged to follow as well.
The Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages & Lottery Operations and Pine State Spirits announces Maine Spirits Statewide Campaign Strategy a new branding campaign for spirits sold at Agency Stores.
The Maine Department of Labor notified MGFPA that major changes to federal OSHA recordkeeping rules will go into effect on January 1, 2015. Some of our members may now be required to record occupational injuries and illnesses using the appropriate forms: the 300, 300A, and 301. This would depend on that business’ type of work identified by the business’s North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code.
Just two days before Thanksgiving, the FDA announced its final “menu labeling” rules. Who knew a simple five-word clause in the 3,000 page Affordable Care Act to expand chain restaurant menu labeling rules to grocery stores could potentially be one of the most costly and burdensome regulations to impact the grocery industry. Never mind that Congress had no intention of sweeping grocery and convenience stores into the mix in the first place.