NAC Government Relations Mission Statement:
In conjunction with allied industry association partners, the National Association of Concessionaires’ Government Relations Committee provides trending information pertinent to the concession and hospitality community while advocating a sound and factual industry perspective on legislative and regulatory issues.
Don Lear, Oberto (Chair)
John Curry, Regal Entertainment Group
Denise de Zutter, Broadventure
Mark Dieffenbach, The Hershey Company
Gina Di Santo, CCM, Taffet & Associates, LLC
Shelley Felice, Cineplex Entertainment
Greg Fender, Centerplate a Sodexo Company
Dave Guepfer, La Crosse Center
Dan Herrle, National Amusement
Jon Muscalo, Emeritus Member
Robert Perkins III, Act V Theatres
Teke Sankey, Emeritus Member
Daniel Borschke, Emeritus Member
New FDA Online Education and Training Module on Menu Labeling
The FDA has developed an education module to help industry, regulators, and consumers understand the menu labeling regulations. This online module describes what types of establishments and types of foods are covered by the menu labeling regulations and how to comply with the regulations. The FDA has also published two fact sheets for industry on menu labeling and declaring calories.
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Voluntary Sodium Reduction Targets Draft Guidance
FDA hosted a webinar on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 to help the public understand the Voluntary Sodium Reduction Targets Draft Guidance, why it’s important, and areas where the agency is seeking comment. The draft guidance will provide the FDA and the food industry with a common system for defining and measuring progress in reducing sodium in the food supply. The FDA is issuing short-term (2 year) and long-term (10 year) draft targets to help the American public gradually reduce sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams (mg) per day.
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Candy Taxes Across the USA
NAC has obtained a schedule and map of how sales taxes on candy are applied state-by-state across the nation.
This information is courtesy of the National Confectioners Association (NCA).
The sales taxes are broken down by states who treat candy as groceries, states who treat candy differently than groceries and states with no sales tax on candy at all. The schedule also defines how the states treat soda.
Candy Tax Map (PDF)
Current Issues of Interest:
This page lists current issues in the federal or state legislature, along with ways to impact legislation. Action alerts on important pending legislative issues are emailed to the NAC membership for their use. NAC members are encouraged to inform the NAC office of potential or pending legislation of interest to the foodservice industry.
-FDA Menu Labeling Regulations
-Regulation on Refrigerants and Insulation (SNAP)
-Sugary Beverage Bans
-Credit Card Swipe Fees
-Front of Package
-ACA – Affordable Care Act