US and Europe Will Suspend Tariffs on Alcohol, Food, and Airplanes

On Friday, the United States and European Union agreed to suspend all tariffs related to the dispute over Boeing and Airbus subsidies. The four-month suspension will result in the removal of tariffs on agricultural, industrial, and consumer products worth $11.5 billion including wine, whiskey, cheese, olives, nuts, and other food items from the EU. Removing Read More

SBA Releases Updated FAQs on PPP and Interim Final Rule

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) this week released updated FAQs for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as well an updated Interim Final Rule (IFR). The IFR clarifies certain maximum loan calculation scenarios for individuals who file IRS Form 1040 Schedule Cs and eligibility requirements for business owners with felony convictions and delinquent federal student Read More

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs Strengthens Home-Delivered Meal Assistance and the Florida Restaurant Meal Initiative

Additional COVID-19 Funds to Local Area Agencies on Aging Will Provide More Meals and Meal Services TALLAHASSEE, Fla., — The Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) distributed more than 16 million home-delivered meals last year following the onset of COVID-19. That number represents an increased distribution of over 200 percent for nearly five months, compared Read More

FDA Confirms COVID-19 Not Transmitted through Food or Food Packaging

USDA, FDA Underscore Current Epidemiologic and Scientific Information Indicating No Transmission of COVID-19 Through Food or Food Packaging The following is attributed to Acting USDA Secretary Kevin Shea and Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D. After more than a year since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak was declared a global health emergency, the U.S. Read More