Michigan Hepatitis A Outbreak Response

HAV guidance for food managers Hep A Poster   Michigan is experiencing a widespread outbreak of hepatitis A virus infections in the mid- and southeast part of the state. The State Emergency Operations Center has been activated to coordinate Michigan’s response to the outbreak. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has also…

CALL TO ACTION!

Call your state senator and ask them to support Senate Bill 501. Call your state house representative and ask them to support House Bill 4504. Who is my State Senator and State Representative?  Go to www.michiganlegislature.org and click on contact my Senator or my House Representative on the bottom and find out and call them…

LIPARI FOODS ACQUIRES ASSETS OF DETROIT CITY DAIRY, INC d/b/a DAIRY FRESH FOODS, INC INCREASING STRONG PARTNERSHIP IN LOCAL AND NATIONAL BRANDS

WARREN, Mich. – Effective August 11, 2017, Lipari Foods, a leading Midwest food distributor based in Warren, Mich., agreed to acquire several assets of Dairy Fresh Foods, Inc. including the Dairy Fresh brand. Dairy Fresh Foods is headquartered in Taylor, Michigan. This opportunity expands Lipari’s product breadth and fulfills another strategic goal for the company.…

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…

Growlers at Retail Food Establishments  

A new regulation has been passed into law allowing the use and marketing of “Growlers” within retail food establishments. Under Public Act 514 of 2016, qualified retailers may now provide on-site filling of growlers. “Growler” means any clean, refillable, resealable container that is exclusively intended, and used only, for the sale of beer for consumption…

UPDATE ON HALF-MILE RULE

By Auday Arabo // AFPD President & CEO For over 40 years Michigan has had what is commonly referred to as the half mile rule. As you know, this rule, with a few exceptions, prohibits another store within a half mile of you from selling liquor if you already do. Is the half mile rule…