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California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has made additional revisions to a draft standard that applies to all indoor work areas where the temperature equals or exceeds 90 degrees Fahrenheit. If approved, the draft standard will require employers to create heat-illness prevention plans that could include access to cool-down areas and engineering and […]

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When it comes to foodservice trends for 2019, predictions run the gamut from new flavors to multimedia sensory thrills and beyond. Not to mention, with new technology delivering more convenient options that are less dependent on human intermediaries, 2019 is shaping up to be a year in which consumers will demand more from their experiences and from the companies responsible for harvesting, preparing and serving their food.

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Members looking to stay on top of international compliance and schemes have access to NAFEM’s free Global Schemes tool that provides certification contact information for fuel type, region and food contact surfaces.

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Specific to the commercial foodservice equipment and supplies industry, the shutdown has put on hold the pending review of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency Standards for automatic commercial ice makers, commercial refrigeration equipment and walk-in coolers/walk-in freezers. Also on hold are enhancements to the ENERGY STAR program and DOE and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) process improvements to which NAFEM provided comments in 2018.

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President Trump signed the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill in late 2018. The Bill increases funding to find new foreign markets for U.S. agriculture commodities, expands federal crop insurance, helps farmers transition to organic practices, legalizes industrial hemp and keeps the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) largely intact.

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NAFEM is closely monitoring the following initiatives for updates and will alert members when there is new information to share.

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A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of International Trade heard oral arguments in a lawsuit brought by the American Institute of International Steel (AIIS) and two of its member companies alleging that the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum are unconstitutional based on the 1962 federal law used to impose the tariffs.

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Three days of trade talks with China to address tariffs concluded on Jan. 10 without a significant breakthrough or details on when talks would continue.

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Connecticut, Maryland and New York  also have committed to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by adopting vacated Rules 20 and 21 of the EPA Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP).

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