MMA’s Manufacturing Agenda 2020-21 | Page 21

MMA ’ s Manufacturing Agenda 21
Policy principles to support a competitive manufacturing sector . Michigan must :
■ Ensure Michigan food manufacturers operate in a competitive food tax climate .
■ Ensure that food manufacturers as essential workers are high on the list for availability of the COVID-19 vaccine .
■ Maintain and protect a local preemption on food taxes .
■ Prevent state-specific labeling requirements for Michigan food manufacturers that create a patchwork of state requirements .
Specific Actions for Leaders :
■ Oppose any effort to increase food taxes .
■ Prioritize food manufacturers ’ access to the COVID-19 vaccine while being careful not to mandate it .
■ Oppose any group that tries to repeal a food tax local preemption .
■ Eliminate barriers to common state labeling requirements for food manufacturers that could cause labeling confusion , barriers to compliance , and implement unnecessary ingredient warnings .
Jeff Koeze , President of
Koeze Company , Grand Rapids mimfg . org
Caroline Liethen MMA Director of Environmental and Regulatory Policy liethen @ mimfg . org 517-487-8543