FMI Government Relations and Food Safety 2017 Priorities

Each year, FMI's Government Relations department surveys its member companies to understand which policy issues are top of mind, legislative priorities, and how FMI can enhance our voice for food retail in Washington, D.C. At the same time, FMI's Food Protection Committee undertakes a similar process to determine its annual priorities, which typically mirror the top issues that the industry is facing in food safety and will be the focus of the committee's time and resources to develop programs and materials that will make a measurable impact in retail food safety. Here are the top government relations and food safety priorities for 2017:

Government Relations 2017 Priorities:

  • Tax Reform
  • Fixes to Affordable Care Act /Health Care Reform
  • Swipe Fee Reform/Preservation of Debit Reforms
  • Labor Policy
  • Menu Labeling
  • Food Safety/Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  • Pension Reform
  • Food Assistance: Protect SNAP and WIC

Food Safety 2017 Priorities:

  • Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Implementation and Compliance
  • Menu Labeling and Enforcement
  • Recalls
  • Listeria Prevention at Retail
  • Cleaning and Sanitation Practices

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