Topics: Food & Tobacco

NATSO Meets With USDA on SNAP; Proposed Regulations Expected Shortly

NATSO recently met with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to discuss an impending rulemaking that will enhance the regulatory obligations that retailers -- particularly travel plazas and convenience stores -- must meet to redeem Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. More

Federal Trade Commission Considers Wading Into E-Cigarette Regulation

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has asked the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to authorize a study of e-cigarette sales and marketing, potentially injecting itself into a contentious debate that will become more intense in the coming months when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to adopt a final rule regulating electronic cigarettes and vapor/liquid nicotine products. More

USDA Issues Proposed Regulations on SNAP Program and Dietary Guidelines

The Obama Administration released new advice about what Americans should eat to stay healthy, as well as a proposed regulation related to the use of photo identification requirements on Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards used for the redemption of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps. More

FDA Enforcement of Tobacco Regulations Summary And Compliance Guide For Truckstops and Travel Plazas Members Only Join or Login

FDA is currently working with state enforcement agencies to conduct undercover inspections of tobacco retailers to ensure that they are complying with federal requirements. NATSO has prepared a document outlining the various issues that these inspections will cover, as well as how retailers should respond if they are accused of violating the law. More

E-Cigarettes/Vaping Summary And Compliance Guide For Truckstops and Travel Plazas Members Only Join or Login

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a rule to extend its authority to regulate tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vape-pens, which are currently unregulated at the federal level. In essence, the proposal would “deem” these products to be “tobacco products.” The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act automatically subjects newly deemed tobacco products to several restrictions that are more relevant to tobacco manufactures than tobacco retailers. More

House Committee Approves Menu-Labeling Legislation

The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Nov. 18 voted 36 to 12 in favor of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (H.R. 2017). More

House Subcommittee Advances Menu-Labeling Legislation

The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act cleared a key House panel Nov. 4, setting the stage for a Committee vote on legislation that would make the Food and Drug Administration’s menu labeling regulations less burdensome on small businesses. The House Energy and Commerce Committee could mark up the bill, which advanced out of the Subcommittee on Health, by mid-November. More

NATSO Supports Menu Labeling Reform

NATSO joined a coalition of more than 200 food and retail groups in urging Congress to support bipartisan legislation that would make small but important changes to the Food and Drug Administration's "menu labeling" regulations. The changes would require the FDA to revise their current rules -- which are scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016 -- to make it easier for food retailers and restaurant operators to comply, while also revising the enforcement and liability rules to eliminate excessive and disproportionate penalties. More

FDA Halts Sale of Four R.J. Reynolds Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Sept. 15 issued orders to stop the sale and distribution of four R.J. Reynolds cigarette products because they did not meet requirements set forth in the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. More

FDA Releases Guidance on Menu Labeling Requirements

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released draft guidance designed to assist chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments (including many convenience stores operated by truckstops) in complying with federal menu labeling requirements. More

  • Showing
  • per page, 108 total