MDARD’s 2017 Goal to Support Retailers: Use New Data Management Capabilities to Reduce Foodborne Illness

By Kevin Besey, Director // MDARD Food and Dairy Division Preventing foodborne illness at retail food establishments requires the consistent use of a series of coordinated food safety measures as outlined in the federal Food Code and Michigan Food Law. MDARD’s new data management capabilities implemented over the past year allow us to better use regulatory…

Food Industry Helping to Fuel Michigan’s Economy

January 25, 2017 – Food retail stores are often the anchors of commerce in urban and rural communities across the state. The Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers (AFPD) commissioned a study by Michigan State University (MSU) Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) to better understand the industry’s contribution to the state’s economy.  Michigan’s food retail…

Repair Facility and Mechanic Training Bulletin

The Business Compliance and Regulation Division offers training to help repair facilities and their employees with the basic requirements of the Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Act and to answer their questions.  There are no course registration fees. Registration is first come, first Class size is limited – register early! Picture ID is required for…

Alert for Michigan Fuel Retailers

  As you are already probably aware, effective January 1st, 2017, the State of Michigan’s tax on fuels will increase: 7.3 cents per gallon on gasoline and 11.3 cents per gallon on diesel fuel, bringing the total Michigan Tax on both products up to 26.3 cents per gallon. Under Michigan law, whenever the tax imposed…