Federal agencies, shareholders and advocacy groups might be planting the seeds of disruption this month. As the ever-so-wise Samuel L. Jackson said before being attacked by dinosaurs: “Hold on to your butts.”
1. A hands-on FDA
An internal memo from the Food and Drug Administration could foretell more restaurant regulations, according to Politico. Suggesting an organizational shift, the memo encourages the FDA to focus on improving nutrition of Americans and not just consumer awareness around food safety.
2. Bored room
Shareholders are demanding diverse boardrooms. Chipotle is seeking to shake up its largely white male team after investors blamed food safety issues on group think. And though some Burger King shareholders called for more women on the all-male board, the initiative was voted down in June.
3. Fishy fraud
Something stinks in the global fish market. In an international sampling of 25,000 seafood specimens, 20% were mislabeled, according to a September report from conservation and advocacy group Oceana. Among those misidentified, 58% held health risks for consumers, such as parasites, chemicals and natural toxins.