Topics: Food & Tobacco

International Retailers Focus on Fresh Food

For the most part the programs that have been embraced are those that ‘craft’ the food—creating the perception of VERY FRESH FOOD programs. It is a lot like Starbucks and/or Panera Bread where the product arrives in a box and then is thawed and ‘crafted’ to appear fresh. More

FDA Says Writing Menu-Labeling Rule "Thorny"

Writing a new menu labeling law has gotten "extremely thorny," according to the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as the agency tries to figure out who should be covered by it. More

FDA Seeks to Have Cigarette Label Case Reheard

The federal government last week formally asked for a full court review of the U.S. Court of Appeals decision that struck down the FDA's graphic labeling requirements for cigarette packages. More

Menu Labeling Legislation Introduced in Senate

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) last week introduced S. 3574, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2012. More

Legal Battle Over Graphic Tobacco Labels Could Head to Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals struck down the law requiring the graphic health warnings. More

RYO Tobacco Retailers Subject to Federal Tax Requirements of Manufacturers

Retailers with roll-your-own (RYO) cigarette machines soon will be subject to the same federal tax and regulatory requirements as tobacco manufacturers. More

New Legislation Would Provide Retailers Flexibility in Meeting Menu Labeling Regulations

Rep. John Carter (R) introduced the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2012, which would allow more flexibility for retailers as they seek to comply with the FDA's regulations regarding calorie labeling on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, other food retail establishments, and on vending machines. More

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