Policy/Regulatory

Retailers

Slow March of Escalating Precautions Worries Workers

Retailers relying on the CDC for COVID-19 guidance may find anxious employees who believe their abundance of caution may not be enough. "If you take too long to respond, you’ve lost the battle," as one worker put it.

Nonfood

FDA is 'All Words, No Action' on CBD

Industry leaders respond to the latest agency statement that noted expanded educational efforts.

With the COVID-19 pandemic predicted to worsen this week, coronavirus task force leaders urge Americans to contain trips to a bare minimum by declaring: "This is the moment to not be going to the grocery store."

In effort to enforce social distancing standards, grocery stores will have to limit the number of customers to 20% of the store’s stated fire capacity.

The bill moves onto the House and includes additional aid for consumers and benefits to grocers, including a delay in payroll taxes.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act addresses immediate needs of two outreach programs.

The Lempert Report: Lack of access to healthy food is a factor in obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure, and those who live in and around food deserts suffer the most, but Baltimore is making strides.

U.S. food leaders are preparing a list of requests to help address the coronavirus crisis, including relaxing some child labor regulations and authorizing the National Guard to deliver food in emergencies.

The Lempert Report: The American Beverage Association spent almost $19 million fighting Philadelphia's tax from 2016 through September 2019. But who won?

FMI issued its support of the measure that will unlock $50 billion in federal funds to address the outbreak.

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