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 […]
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 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 […]
The IL Senate passed a $15 hour minimum wage bill (SB 1) today over opposition of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association and a broad coalition of business community partners. This is an 82 percent increase in the minimum wage. The current minimum wage in IL is $8.25. The bill sets the following schedule for the hike. […]
Trade, the recent government shutdown and implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill were among topics touched on by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue in a February 1 speech to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) convention in New Orleans. Read more about his address from Progressive Farmer.
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 […]
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, […]