Grocery Stores Cut Hours, Services as Omicron Infects Workers

Some supermarkets tap corporate employees, use temporary employment agencies to keep stores open THE WALL STREET JOURNAL // JAN. 13, 2022 Some U.S. supermarkets are reducing hours and cutting services as Covid-19’s Omicron variant infects cashiers, baggers and stockers, deepening grocery chains’ staffing challenges. Across the country, supermarket workers are calling out sick after contracting…

Supreme Court Blocks Biden Vaccine Rules for Large Employers

Justices allow Covid-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers whose facilities participate in Medicare and Medicaid THE WALL STREET JOURNAL // JAN. 14, 2022 The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Biden administration’s Covid-19 vaccine-or-testing rules for large private employers, upending the government’s most aggressive effort to combat the pandemic via the workplace. The high court,…

Retailers Must Ensure They’re Only Selling Legal Tobacco Products

What to know following the FDA’s PMTA deadline By Thomas A. Briant on Sep. 25, 2020 // CSP Daily News  LAKEVILLE, Minn. — Sept. 9 was the FDA deadline for manufacturers to submit either a Substantial Equivalence Application (SE) or a Premarket Tobacco Application (PMTA) for “deemed” tobacco products introduced into the marketplace between Feb. 15, 2007, and Aug. 8,…

E-CIG and VAPE PRODUCT UPDATE

September 17, 2020 MIRA Members, This update is to provide MIRA members guidance as to what e-cig and vape products retailers can sell. As many of you know the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has required that all manufacturers of tobacco products submit their Premarket Tobacco Applications (PMTA) by September 9, 2020 for any…

Reynolds Completes 2020 PMTA Submissions

FDA to determine if various e-cigarette products can remain on the market By NACS Online // September 08, 2020 WINSTON-SALEM—Reynolds has completed the submission of a group of Premarket Tobacco Product Applications (PMTAs) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration through R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company, the tobacco company announced Friday. As NACS Daily reported last month, the FDA will soon start…