Government http://supermarketnews.com/taxonomy/term/6692/more en Chicago aldermen looking to stop stores from getting around plastic bag ban http://supermarketnews.com/chicago-aldermen-looking-stop-stores-getting-around-plastic-bag-ban <div class="node-body link-body">Chicago Tribune — Chicago's ban on plastic bags starts to take effect at many big stores Saturday, but an alderman who helped craft the law already is talking about changing it to thwart a few large retail chains that he says are trying to skirt the new rules.</div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/chicago-aldermen-looking-stop-stores-getting-around-plastic-bag-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Sustainability Recommended Reading Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:16:00 +0000 524261 at http://supermarketnews.com The behind-the-scenes companies hit by Chicago's plastic bag ban http://supermarketnews.com/behind-scenes-companies-hit-chicagos-plastic-bag-ban <div class="node-body link-body">Crain's Chicago Business — It is an adapt-or-die world in the plastic bag manufacturing business, and Chicago's impending ban on the flimsy bags is piling on the pressure.</div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/behind-scenes-companies-hit-chicagos-plastic-bag-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Sustainability Recommended Reading Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:17:00 +0000 524101 at http://supermarketnews.com FDA proposes Nutrition Facts benchmark for added sugar intake http://supermarketnews.com/health-wellness/fda-proposes-nutrition-facts-include-benchmark-added-sugar-intake <div class="node-body article-body">The FDA is proposing that the Nutrition Facts label include the percent daily value for added sugars based on the recommendation that the daily intake of calories from added sugars not exceed 10% of total calories.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/health-wellness/fda-proposes-nutrition-facts-include-benchmark-added-sugar-intake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/health-wellness/fda-proposes-nutrition-facts-include-benchmark-added-sugar-intake#comments Latest News Health & Wellness Government Center Store Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:13:00 +0000 523731 at http://supermarketnews.com Trade groups applaud House passage of GMO bill http://supermarketnews.com/government/trade-groups-applaud-house-passage-gmo-bill <div class="node-body article-body">The Food Marketing Institute, the National Grocers Association and the Grocery Manufacturers Association reacted favorably Thursday to the House's passage of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act by a 275-150 vote. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/government/trade-groups-applaud-house-passage-gmo-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/government/trade-groups-applaud-house-passage-gmo-bill#comments Latest News Consumer Trends Marketing Organic & Natural Government Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:51:00 +0000 523691 at http://supermarketnews.com Associations support national GMO labeling standards http://supermarketnews.com/government/associations-support-national-gmo-labeling-standards <div class="node-body article-body">Industry trade associations expressed support Tuesday for the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which would establish uniform labeling standards at the federal level for GMO and GMO-free foods.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/government/associations-support-national-gmo-labeling-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/government/associations-support-national-gmo-labeling-standards#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Government Legislation Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:59:00 +0000 523061 at http://supermarketnews.com FDA delays menu labeling compliance by one year http://supermarketnews.com/government/fda-delays-menu-labeling-compliance-one-year <div class="node-body article-body">Following requests from the industry, the FDA has issued a delay on when restaurants and supermarkets must comply with new menu labeling rules. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/government/fda-delays-menu-labeling-compliance-one-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/government/fda-delays-menu-labeling-compliance-one-year#comments Latest News Government Meals Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:46:00 +0000 522781 at http://supermarketnews.com Hawaii becomes first state to ban plastic bags at grocery stores http://supermarketnews.com/hawaii-becomes-first-state-ban-plastic-bags-grocery-stores <div class="node-body link-body">Consumerist: While some cities in the U.S. have passed laws that ban plastic bags at grocery stores, Hawaii now stands alone as the first and only state that prohibits supermarkets from handing out the non-biodegradable carriers at the checkout.</div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/hawaii-becomes-first-state-ban-plastic-bags-grocery-stores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Recommended Reading Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:30:00 +0000 522291 at http://supermarketnews.com GMA writes to Vt. governor about GMO mandate http://supermarketnews.com/government/gma-writes-vt-governor-about-gmo-mandate <div class="node-body article-body">The Grocery Manufacturers Association has sent a letter to Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin outlining the challenges for food manufacturers to comply with Vermont’s GMO food labeling mandate. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/government/gma-writes-vt-governor-about-gmo-mandate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/government/gma-writes-vt-governor-about-gmo-mandate#comments Latest News Health & Wellness Government Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:48:00 +0000 521101 at http://supermarketnews.com FDA gives industry 3 years to remove trans fats http://supermarketnews.com/center-store/fda-gives-industry-3-years-remove-trans-fats <div class="node-body article-body">The FDA issued a final ruling Tuesday that partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of artificial trans fat in foods, would no longer be considered “generally recognized as safe.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/center-store/fda-gives-industry-3-years-remove-trans-fats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/center-store/fda-gives-industry-3-years-remove-trans-fats#comments Bakery Latest News Government Center Store Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 520841 at http://supermarketnews.com House votes to repeal COOL http://supermarketnews.com/government/house-votes-repeal-cool <div class="node-body article-body">The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to scrap country-of-origin labeling for beef, chicken and pork. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/government/house-votes-repeal-cool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/government/house-votes-repeal-cool#comments Latest News Government Meat Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:39:00 +0000 520581 at http://supermarketnews.com