Menu Labeling Update
NGA (National Grocers Association (NGA) reports in their January Newsletter that there is discussion of proposed new legislation to change current regulatory requirements for the FDA’s Menu Labeling regulation which is set to become effective May 5, 2017. Members of the House and Senate are expected to reintroduce legislation in the coming weeks that will allow for common-sense changes designed to make the regulation more suitable for various business formats. For more information on the expected legislation and background on the menu labeling issue, please click (NGA Menu Labeling Brief 2017) to view NGA’s issue brief on the topic.

Food Modernization Act Update

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has announced that you can log onto their web site at and you can enroll for a variety of email alerts from DSHS that they will send out regarding updates on DSHS rules, Federal Preventive control Rules, and/or information regarding the Food Safety Modernization Act activities in Texas. If you are interested in just the Food Modernization Act Alerts, log on at:

Texas (DSHS) Retail Foods Policy Update

The Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER) requires that a retail food establishment must have available the most recent inspection report available upon request by posting a sign, placard or other approved method by the regulatory authority. Under the new training guidelines taught by TX DSHS (Department of State Health Services), if the food establishment chooses to post their most current inspection report instead of or with either posting a sign, placard, or just the most current inspection report that action meets the requirement of notification as well. To review the Regulatory Alert posted by TX Department of State Health Services, please click here: TX DSHS Regulatory Update January 2017

University of Houston Downtown Announces Retailing Career Fair

The Center for Retail Management and the University of Houston Downtown invite your company to participate in a career/job fair for the retail industry on Thursday, March 23, 2017.  Only retail organizations are invited to participate in this exclusive event.  All students attending the University of Houston Downtown will be invited to participate in this career fair.

As a participant, you will have a complementary table for displaying information about your company and the job opportunities available.  You are encouraged to promote all aspects of retailing including support services, such as accounting and human resources, to operations at the store, district or regional offices.  You may recruit for full time, part time or internship positions.  The goal is to showcase the breadth and depth of job opportunities in the retail sector.  Your participation contributes to the achievement of that goal.

To reserve a table at this event, please click here to complete the online Registration Form.

In addition to review details of the UHD Retailing Career Fair, please click here: UHD 2017 Retailing Career Fair