Grocery stores and other retail outlets participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program do not have to disclose SNAP redemption data under the Freedom of Information Act, the Supreme Court ruled today.
The retail food industry just isn’t what it used to be, says Leslie Sarasin, president and CEO of the Food Marketing Institute. Sarasin was one of more than a dozen speakers Wednesday at a day-long forum at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce which explored the changes in the food industry and provided a look at where the industry is headed.
Free-range poultry and cage-free eggs may command higher prices in the supermarket but they offer consumers little or no demonstrable benefit in food safety or quality, animal health and welfare or healthful food, a panel of scientists concluded after a review of a battery of research papers they called "inconclusive and often contradictory."
Just over a fifth of the U.S. economy and more than a fourth (28 percent) of American jobs are linked, directly or indirectly to the food and agriculture sector, a study commissioned by the industry finds.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 – In an effort to simplify food purchases and reduce food waste, grocery manufacturers and retailers have launched an industry-wide effort to adopt standard wording on packaging about the quality and safety of products.