Policy/Regulatory

CPG

FDA pitches revamp of Human Foods Program

Commissioner Robert Califf said the new structure would set “clear priorities” for oversight of food supply chain and food safety.

Labor

Hispanic market in Illinois charged nearly $400K in back-pay issue

Supermercado Carrera, which has operated in Aurora, Illinois, since 2014, shortchanged employees on their overtime wages, the Department of Labor said.

The discounter briefly shuttered some of its stores in the state early Friday, a move the attorney general said was in response to his ongoing legal battles with the retailer. Dollar General, however, said computer issues were to blame.

Tom Charley takes the reins as the new chair of the National Grocers Association's Government Relations Committee.

The updates are designed to prevent fraud in the complex organic supply chain, the agency said.

FTC urged to nix mega-deal due to potential impact on farmers, consumers and the food supply chain.

Updated NLRB standard would be overly expansive and disrupt grocery businesses and supply chain, industry trade groups say.

Expert panel recommends restructuring agency to buttress food-safety program.

The grocer has agreed to pay more than $55,000 to 95 employees who worked overtime without hazard pay, according to the city’s Office of Labor Standards. Meanwhile, the Trader Joe’s United union completed another bargaining session with the grocer.

The move will spare grocers and other retailers from what industry leaders warned would be a disastrous supply chain situation.

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