Policy/Regulatory

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More Legislation Introduced to Recognize Front-Line Food Heroes

A new bill known as the AG CHAIN Act would provide a federal tax holiday and a payroll tax exemption for essential employees in the food and agriculture industries.

Retailers

VP Mike Pence to Food Industry: This Could Be 'Your Finest Hour’

A food industry roundtable discussion with the vice president was tinged with controversy and tragedy, but it showed stakeholders are dedicated to addressing industry disruption.

The Lempert Report: With large meat plants slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, workers have been offered bonuses to stay on the job—but money isn't the main issue.

The Utah Republican said the “bonus” would give the employees of essential businesses an incentive to work rather than collect unemployment.

Invoking the Defense Production Act, President Donald Trump signs executive order to keep meat processing facilities open during pandemic.

The week ending April 19 marked the seventh week of coronavirus-related shopping patterns and with it, strong demand for pork, chicken and beef, which pulled up total perimeter performance.

Processing plants have become a hotbed of COVID-19 cases, and companies are playing a game of chess between worker safety and the food supply.

The government agency’s new Buy Fresh program will purchase fresh products from regional and local distributors.

The Lempert Report: There are 31 different types of labels worldwide telling customers how much fat, salt and sugar is in the food they buy, but do they really help inform consumers?

The Lempert Report: The Food and Drug Administration halted overseas food inspections as a result of the pause in travel from the coronavirus outbreak.

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