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Food Stamps & System Outages: A New Option For Retailers
With electronic delivery of food stamp benefits, there are times when the electronic system is not operational and stores must either refuse a customer or store the transaction to be forwarded for payment when the computerized systems are once again functioning properly. This process is referred to as “store and forward processing.”
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Federal Combat Meth Act - April 8th Implementation Date - Retailer Responsibilities
The purpose of this FMI communication is to provide you with further information on the likely implementation and official interpretation of the Combat Meth Act.
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Retailer Responsibilities Regarding
CRITICAL Documentation couresty of The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) regarding: -Retailer Requirements -Explanation of Requirements -Scope of Retailer Liability
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Food Bioterrorism Compliance Required - June 9, 2006
Information regarding the Bioterrorism Act related to food. Regulations for businesses employing fewer than 500, but more than 10 employees must be in compliance on June 9th, 2006.
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Federal Methamphetamine Act Compliance Deadline September 30, 2006
On September 30, 2006 the second phase of the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act (CMEA) goes into effect and will require all pseudoephedrine (PSE)-containing products** regardless of form—including liquid, liquid-filled gel capsules and pediatrics—to be pulled from the shelves and placed behind a counter or in a locked display case.
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DEA Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act Interim Final Rule for Retail Sales
The purpose of this memorandum is to summarize the requirements of the interim final rule published by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to implement the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act (CMEA). The non-Federal Register text and accompanying informational materials may be found at the following website: This page also has links to the retailer training materials and the self-certification portal, both of which are discussed below.
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