In this opinion piece, Frank Yianna, former Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy & Response at the FDA, weighs in on the importance of passing the Food Date Labeling Act to reduce food waste and reduce consumer confusion over food date labels.
The Federal Trade Commission announced a challenge to Kroger’s $24.6 billion proposed acquisition of Albertsons, arguing the move would raise grocery prices for consumers and threaten workers’ livelihoods.
With more than one-third of food produced in the United States going to waste, new private sector ventures, government agencies and farmers are tackling the challenge of reducing the environmental and economic costs of food waste by moving it into beneficial channels.
Frank Yiannas, former FDA deputy commissioner of food policy and response, shares lessons learned from a lifetime working on food safety for Disney, Walmart and FDA, while looking at new technology and initiatives.
Food company executives will have to take steps to address environmental, social and governance issues, even though the political discourse around the ESG issue may feel like it’s a fad, said Bernie Baskin, director for ESG strategy and engagement for Walmart, the nation’s largest grocer.
Jeff Oberman has been tapped as the California Avocado Commission’s new president and Erica Pinto has been appointed to serve as the vice chair of the Department of the Interior’s inaugural Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee.
A nationwide trucking shortage that began well before the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has worsened and is not anticipated to improve anytime soon. According to the American Trucking Associations, the United States currently needs an additional 80,000 truckers to meet the demands of shippers.