NCA Member Alerts


How Clean is Your Coffee? The Government Wants to Know

Transportation and logistics are essential to all of our members, who depend upon an efficient and unbroken supply chain. This is another area in which changes are in store under new federal regulations, as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the Sanitary Food Transportation Act. This week the NCA is filing comments....read more



Held Up at the Ports

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) had initiated “agricultural inspections” of green coffee shipments that were severely impacting coffee importers, causing delays in filling customer orders and resulting in inspection fees that....read more



Terrorism and the Food Supply

Each year, Federal lawmakers and regulators implement laws that cost US businesses billions of dollars in compliance obligations. The NCA’s role – among other services - is to represent you in Washington to ensure that your interests are taken into consideration during the Federal rule-making process and to make certain that new rules are appropriately balanced against business realities, interests and the burdens of implementation. Last week , the NCA again made your voice heard....read more



Thinking and Drinking: Strategic Planning at NCA

On June 24th & 25th we held an “NCA Think Tank.” The NCA board and guests spent a day and a half together planning the NCA’s future. Our first morning – after we got our coffee - we heard from a number of speakers including....read more