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House Expected To Consider PFAS Bill This Week

The House this week will consider legislation to require the EPA to designate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, as hazardous substances. The legislation would be the first major environmental bill the House will vote on this year and the first major piece of legislation the House will consider.  Expectations are representatives will begin […]

FDA Issues Final Guidance For Nutrition Facts Labeling Regulations

The FDA has issued final guidance to help manufacturers of packaged foods comply with its updated Nutrition Facts labeling regulations.  It provides questions and answers on topics related to the definition of a single-serving container, dual-column labeling and miscellaneous issues, such as requirements relating to multi-unit retail food packages.   Read more from FoodNavigator-USA.com and the […]

U.S. Senate Confirms Dr. Stephen Hahn As New FDA Commissioner

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Dr. Stephen Hahn to be the next FDA Commissioner. Dr. Hahn will take over for Admiral Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health within the Department of Health and Human Services, who has been overseeing the FDA since Ned Sharpless’s tenure as “acting” FDA Commissioner expired in November 2019.  Read more […]

U.S. House Passes Farm Workforce Bill

The U.S. House late Wednesday passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act by a vote of 260 to 165. The 260 members who voted for it included 226 Democrats and 34 Republicans, while 161 Republicans, three Democrats and one independent voted against it.  One Democrat voted present. The legislation generally allows undocumented workers who have performed […]

Culotta, Panelists Discuss Impact Of Tariffs On Wisconsin Industry

On Tuesday, MWFPA President Jason Culotta appeared on a panel with Jay Maas of Dancing Goat Distillery and economist Maria Muniagurria discussing tariffs and their effects on industry in Wisconsin. Read and listen to coverage of the event from Wisconsin Public Radio. https://www.wpr.org/analysis-trump-tariffs-cost-wisconsinit…

Student Career Fair Returns To MWFPA Convention

The Student Career Fair returns to MWFPA’s 115th Annual Convention and Trade Show.  it will be held December 4th from 10:30 am to Noon during the annual convention at the Kalahari Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. At last year’s convention, students interested in learning about employment opportunities at our member companies were invited to meet […]

USDA Economist Warren Preston To Keynote MWFPA Convention

Dr. Warren Preston, Deputy Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be the Wednesday, December 4 luncheon keynote speaker at this year’s MWFPA convention. #mwfap19 Dr. Preston advises top policy officials on the economic implications of policies, programs, and legislative proposals affecting the U.S. food and fiber system and rural areas. He […]

MWFPA Processor Member Lakeside Foods Featured In The News

Congratulations to MWFPA Processor Member Lakeside Foods which was featured in an article in the Green Bay Press-Gazette recently. As you are aware, Lakeside Foods is a family owned business with food processor facilities in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ohio and a long standing member of the Association. Lakeside produces a diverse line of products, which […]