Restaurant/Food Service Distribution

As with all businesses, franchise systems are dealing with challenges from COVID-19 that are new and unexpected. Franchisors and franchisees will have to work together, communicate and support each other to overcome these challenges and allow their brands to survive and thrive in the future. Below are some key considerations for both franchisors and franchisees as they move forward into uncharted territory.

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The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) sets forth sweeping reforms of US food safety laws with the primary goal of strengthening the food safety system through prevention of food safety problems rather than relying primarily on reacting to problems after they occur.

The FSMA aims to preempt safety concerns at all levels of the

New regulations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding nutritional information labeling are generating concern within the beer industry that the cost of compliance might be damaging and cost prohibitive for the industry.

Effective December 1, 2016, the FDA will require disclosure of nutritional information for regular menu items, including alcohol beverages, appearing on

Late last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave restaurants and other food serving establishments an extra year to comply with its controversial rule requiring calorie details on menus. Apparently, the FDA had received numerous requests to extend the deadline for compliance with the rule to December 2016 by businesses, industry associates and several