legislation & regulation

The bill will not include restrictions that could have caused almost 265,000 children to lose free school meals.
Romaine Lettuce
The federal agency says it intends to identify safe sources of the produce.
The bill would require schools to provide a USDA-reimbursable meal to students even if they cannot pay.
The city will spend $1 million on a pilot program offering the meals.
polystyrene takeout
After a six-month grace period, use of the familiar foam packaging will be stopped.
An estimated 500 schools are now required to offer breakfast during the school day.
Members plan to introduce a bill that would take processed items out of public school cafeterias.
The bill faces one more vote to move to the state Senate.
The agencies will collaborate on produce safety measures and biotechnology.
A new rule relaxes restrictions formerly placed on milk, sodium and whole grains.