MIRA continues to push for Bottle Bill Reform citing latest bottle return scam

West Bloomfield, MI (June 15, 2016) —  The latest bottle return scam is just another example why members of the Midwest Independent Retailers Association (MIRA) pointing out as a reason to change the bottle bill laws in Michigan. “We have been pushing for curbside recycling for years,” said president and CEO Auday Arabo. “These latest…

Michigan Food Safety Alliance Meeting

Speakers from Kellogg’s, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) focused on best practices, FDA laws, hygiene, and farming at the Food Safety Alliance Meeting in Battlecreek on July 19th. The proposed new regulations on produce were discussed, and attendees were reminded that interested parties will have 120 days…

Next-Day Approvals on Temporary Permits

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) now offers next-day approval for many applications for temporary outdoor service permits, as recommended by the Office of Regulatory Reinvention (ORR). Though the Commission considers applications for many kinds of licenses, permits, and permissions on a daily basis, the process of creating full dockets for temporary outdoor service permits…

Michigan Food Law Effective October 1

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) implemented the state’s updated Food Law on October 1, 2012. “The department’s highest priority is ensuring the safety of food sold and distributed in Michigan. Putting food inspections online provides greater transparency for consumers and retailers,” said Jamie Clover Adams, MDARD director. “Food safety impacts the…

Red Tag Removal Will Bring Penalties

DEVICE INSPECTIONS and CONDEMNATIONSWhat every operator should know?By Steve Galvan, Field MetrologistMichigan Dept of Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentWeights and Measures Program Weights and Measures Inspectors from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development are charged with protecting consumers and businesses while maintaining equity in the marketplace. The Program monitors all consumer products sold by…

MIRA member and former Co-Captain MSU football team running for MSU Trustee

Over the last 15 years of his professional career, Brian Mosallam has been dedicated to working with individuals, businesses and municipalities in building their financial futures.  He has also been one of AXA Advisors’ top RBG (Retirement Benefits Group) producers in the country.  The Retirement Benefits Group is a specialized division of AXA Advisors, LLC. …