USDA Announces Snap Final Rule Delay

The Food & Nutrition Service hits the drawing board to redefine “variety” to work for small retailers   NACS Online On May 18th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food & Nutrition Service (FNS), which oversees the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formally posted an announcement on its website that “passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act…

Calorie Count Delay Praised by Retailers

Convenience stores will use the delay to work with the FDA for the ability to post calories in a centralized location NACS Online The Associated Press reports that calorie counts will continue being posted on some restaurant and foodservice operation menus and menu boards, even with a delay in the Food and Drug Administration’s menu-labeling…

Pepsico Invests in Healthier Foods and Beverages

Company is advancing its goals to transform its product portfolio and offer healthier options through an agreement with Partnership for a Healthier America NACS Online PepsiCo Inc. announced last week that it has signed an agreement with Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) to independently report and verify the company’s progress against previously outlined goals…

Kroger to Open New C-Store Concept

Kroger’s convenience store division launches a new banner, Fresh Eats MKT   By NACS Online The Kroger Co.’s convenience store division has unveiled its newest small format store, Fresh Eats MKT, and will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, May 19th. “Fresh Eats MKT is a fresh, new way to shop,” said Jeff Parker, president…

Creating Trusts For Your Children

By: Randall A. Denha, J.D., LL.M.* Some parents want to benefit the children immediately with gifts or an inheritance, while others want to attach strings and continue to maintain protection. What are the concerns that have led many parents to reconsider their children’s legacies? None are that unusual. One oft-expressed concern is that a child’s…

MDARD Issues Consumer Advisory for Certain Lots of Pepsi Products Due to Adulteration with Metal Flecks

By Michigan Dept. of Agriculture & Rural Development Out of an abundance of caution, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development today issued a consumer advisory for certain lots of Pepsi products. An investigation initiated by a consumer complaint determined some of the products contained metal flecks due to a malfunction of equipment during…

FDA Delays Menu-Labeling Rule

White House signals a delay in the agency’s final menu-labeling rule, set to take effect on May 5th NACS Online On April 28th, the U.S Food and Drug Administration submitted an interim final rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget that signals a delay in the agency’s final menu-labeling rule, set to…

Michigan Summertime Low RVP Gasoline Restrictions

  By Craig A. VanBuren, Director // Michigan Dept. Agriculture & Rural Development Section 10d of the Motor Fuels Quality Act limits the vapor pressure (evaporative tendencies) of the gasoline sold or dispensed in Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties from June 1 through September 15 each year to not more than 7.0…