legislation and regulation


USDA, FDA agree to streamline food oversight

The agencies will collaborate on produce safety measures and biotechnology.


New year brings new laws for foodservice

It's now illegal in some areas to ask job applicants particular questions, or to serve a certain Asian dish.

A new rule relaxes restrictions formerly placed on milk, sodium and whole grains.

The rules and regulations to keep an eye out for in your area including scheduling, minimum wage, and paid family leave changes.  

One main challenge facing operators today is finding the right menu software, especially with looming menu-labeling regulations and increasing consumer demand for data.

School officials are deciding whether they should limit the amount of sweetened beverages served in dining halls or eliminate them altogether.

Stories of students who can’t pay for lunch being given a subpar meal or shamed for their debt have proliferated in recent years, and it’s not an uncommon problem.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s announcement Monday of plans to roll back parts of the National School Lunch Program, including some requirements for sodium and whole-grain products, is drawing a broad variety of reactions from foodservice operators across the nation.

If signed into law, a recently passed bill would require that New Mexico students receive school lunch even if they have unpaid meal debt.

The business folks, scientists, bureaucrats and chefs who are helping mold noncommercial dining from the outside in.