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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.[1] The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply
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(as April 1, 2020) For many affected businesses, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)  provides opportunities to receive assistance or relief in order to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in the act is $349 billion allocated for loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to small businesses and
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(as of March 27, 2020) The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the CARES Act, which was passed by the Senate and the House includes significant provisions that affect American citizens personally and professionally. Importantly, the CARES Act is a stimulus bill that releases over $330 billion of federal funding to help maintain
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MEMORANDUM TO:  FPSA Members             FROM:  Matt Malott, FPSA Chairman and David Seckman, FPSA CEO RE:  Essential Critical Workers During COVID-19/Key Informational Links ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­As our country comes together to slow the spread of COVID-19, on March 16th, the President issued updated Coronavirus Guidance for America. This guidance states that: “If you work in a critical infrastructure
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FDA Issues Temporary COVID-19 Policy for Receiving Facilities and Importers   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to temporarily not enforce supplier verification onsite audit requirements for receiving facilities and importers under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in response to the global pandemic of COVID-19. The FDA will not be
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Career Development Interview with Tom Kittle   With the application deadline for the Collegiate Development Scholarship just a month off, we sat down to talk with FPSA Foundation Chairman Tom Kittle to talk about this important program. FPSA:    Tom, this Scholarship has been around for many years. Can you give us some top-line results of
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FPSA Members Elect New Officers, Board of Directors Matt Malott of Multivac, Inc named FPSA Chairman McLean, VA – The Food Processing Suppliers Association held its Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 5th, and in addition to its normal business, members elected the new FPSA Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Making up the Executive Committee
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03.10.2020  By Joel Crews SAN DIEGO – Concerns over coronavirus (COVID-19) was the reason one presentation during the 2020 Food Processing Suppliers Association’s Annual Conference was canceled, but the event’s organizers opted to use that time slot to engage attendees in a town hall-style discussion about the business impact of the epidemic. Meat and poultry
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McLean, VA – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced Jim Donald, Co-Chairman of the Board of Albertson’s, Former CEO of Starbucks, & Former CEO of Extended Stay Hotels, and Former CEO of Pathmark Supermarkets, as the keynote speaker for the 2020 FPSA Annual Conference taking place March 4-6 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
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