FMI ® – Food Marketing Institute

FMI Food Action is designed for govenment relations activities.

FMI Food Action will enable you to:Find out who your elected officials are and provides information on where and how to contact them.

Also, be sure to click on the Key Contact item in the left menu and let us know who you are friends with on Capitol Hill.

Be sure to check out FMI’s “Voting Resources” page, which helps users identify candidates for the upcoming elections, register to vote and keep up-to-date on the latest political news.

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Action Alerts

Ask Congress to Fix FDA's Menu Labeling Rule by Enacting The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act

Please click on the "take action" button below to urge your Representative and Senators to co-sponsor the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (H.R. 772/S. 261) to provide the flexibility for supermarkets to successfully comply under FDA’s current menu labeling regulations and protect against legal threats set to begin with enforcement on May 5, 2017.  The same link will also allow you to thank Members of Congress who have already co-sponsored the bill.

If you have not logged in previously, the system will ask for your address in order to match you with your appropriate legislators. If you encounter any technical problems or need help finding out who to contact, please contact FMI’s Rob Rosado (202) 220-0642.    

Background

For the past six years, FMI has been seeking common sense flexibility, such as liability protections for good-faith compliance efforts, allowing the use of central menu board for a salad bar, and preserving locally-made and locally-sourced foods.  But FDA has either been unwilling or unable to include these compliance modifications in their rules or guidance. The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (H.R. 772/S. 261) provides the needed flexibility for our supermarkets to provide the same nutrition information to our customers as required under the menu labeling statute but in a less costly, more efficient way.   


Tell Congress You Support Debit Swipe Fee Reforms and Repealing Reforms Only Helps Banks Over $10 Billion

House Financial Services Committee Chairman is planning to introduce and push legislation next month to repeal the 2010 debit swipe fee reforms. Please send a letter to your members of Congress to let them know you oppose Chairman Hensarling’s efforts to repeal the debit reforms. In addition to sending this letter, if you are willing to send a personal email to the Chiefs of Staff in the areas where you operate, we will send you draft text and email addresses. 

Debit reform did the following:

  1. Provided oversight and allowed the Federal Reserve to place voluntary limits on how high debit fees could be set by banks over $10 billion.
  2. Allowed competition and required at least two options for routing a transaction increasing “up time,” competition, and security. 
  3. Protects discounting for cash and other ways to show customers the costs of swipe fees.

Please click the "take action" button below to send a letter to your members of Congress. If you have not logged in previously, the system will ask for your address in order to match you with your appropriate legislators. Thanks for your support! 


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