August 31, 2010

Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Sept 2010. The U.S. Congress passed the federal menu label law, which became effective when President Obama signed the Health Care Reform Act in March 2010. The law requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to draft regulations to carry out the law’s …

July 19, 2010

The critical issue of preemption is missing from FDA’s recent request for comments on new menu labeling regulations.  Strange, given how important preemption is to the restaurant chains.  (Pre-emption Of State And Local Menu Labeling Laws Good News For Franchise Restaurants) Federal (and state) preemption of smokefree laws has been …

July 16, 2010

March 24, 2010 // Franchising.com // WASHINGTON — Federal government pre-emption of state and local menu labeling regulations included in the health care reform legislation will provide more regulatory certainty to franchise chain restaurants and offer consumers consistent nutritional information from location to location, the International Franchise Association said today. Read …

May 21, 2010

The amendment preserves state attorneys generals’ role protecting their citizens against abusive practices. Insurance Networking News, May 18, 2010 Cheyenne Hopkins The Senate approved an amendment Tuesday to the regulatory reform bill that would give federal regulators more leeway to preempt state laws, but still allow state attorneys general some …