Monthly Archives: February 2019

Midwest Food Manufacturers Partner With ProFood Tech

The Midwest Food Products Association has partnered with PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, at ProFood Tech (March 26-28, 2019; McCormick Place, Chicago, IL). ProFood Tech brings together suppliers and end users from a wide range of food and beverage sectors. The biennial event returns in 2019 presenting a showcase of innovation and […]

FDA Issues Guidance On Warning Public About Recalled Products

The Food and Drug Administration on Feb. 7 published a final guidance to industry and staff on the issuance of public warnings and notifications in connection with recalls of F.D.A.-regulated products, including human and animal food products. The release of the guidance is the latest in a series of F.D.A. actions aimed at modernizing and […]

WI Gov Evers, GOP, Recommend Transportation Funding Sources

WI Governor Tony Evers’ Transportation Stakeholder Task Force has narrowed in on several sources of transportation related revenue this week including: • A 5.5 cent fuel tax increase and a return of indexing • An unspecified vehicle registration fee increase • A vehicle miles traveled tax • An excise tax on motor fuel • Tolling […]

MWFPA, Trade Groups Press Congress To Rein In Tariff Powers

Business groups, including MWFPA, support a group of bipartisan legislators who have introduced legislation that would limit the President’s ability to institute tariffs on national security grounds without congressional approval. The legislation, dubbed The Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act, was introduced last Wednesday by Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Mark Warner, D-Va. The legislation has […]

MWFPA, Other Manufacturers Urge Administration To Lift Metals Tariffs

Organizations in the manufacturing and agriculture industries, including the Midwest Food Products Association, have called on the US Department of Commerce and Office of US Trade to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and remove all retaliatory tariffs on trade among those involved. In a letter, addressed to Secretary Wilbur Ross and Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, […]