ProfNet Experts Available on Dodd-Frank Act, Restaurant Calorie Labeling Laws

May 8, 2017 - (Newswire)

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GOP Reform/Repeal of Dodd-Frank Act
Michael Imerman
Assistant Professor of Finance
Lehigh University
Dr. Imerman is available to discuss proposals to reform or repeal the Dodd-Frank Act, passed in 2010 to provide financial regulation: "Both Dodd-Frank and the proposed replacement, the Financial CHOICE Act, seek to end Too-Big-To-Fail, reduce systemic risk, hold Wall Street accountable, improve transparency of complex markets, and protect the American taxpayer from government bailouts. I absolutely do not think that the Dodd-Frank Act needs to be repealed and replaced, and these attempts to do so are purely a matter of partisan politics. Is the Dodd-Frank Act perfect? Certainly not. But the answer would be to refine those areas that are not holding up so well, not eliminate the whole thing. Too-Big-To-Fail still is a real problem. In a soon-to-be-released paper, I show one of the most effective ways to combat TBTF is to require the largest banks to hold more capital. If banks find this to be too expensive, they can sell off assets and scale down their size; otherwise, they should be required to hold disproportionately more capital to reduce the risk of a taxpayer-sponsored bailout."
Dr. Imerman's research focuses on credit risk modeling, banking and financial institutions, risk management, and derivatives.
Bio: cbe.lehigh.edu/faculty/finance/michael-b-imerman
Contact: Amy White, abw210@lehigh.edu

New Restaurant Calorie Labeling Laws
Sara Burnett
Director of Wellness and Food Policy
Panera Bread
Soon, new restaurant calorie labeling laws will go into effect, requiring all restaurants with 20+ locations to add calorie labeling to their menu boards. Says Burnett: "There's no debate about the importance of food transparency. The FDA menu calorie labeling may be delayed, but the industry must continue to give information that helps people make informed decisions. Because people want to know what is in the food they eat, leading companies like Panera will continue to comply with the federal law as it was written."
Panera, which has been displaying calorie information on menu boards since 2010, recently announced that they will be displaying added sugar information on the menu and at point of pour -- the only national restaurant chain to do so. All beverages, including soda, tea and juice, are now labeled with added sugar and calorie information. The chain also launched a new line of clean drinks with no artificial sweeteners or preservatives. Burnett is available to discuss: Panera's commitment to menu transparency and leadership in the category; health and wellness and shifting consumer tastes in the fast casual space; and food and beverage trends, including using in-season ingredients.
Website: www.panerabread.com
Contact: Lauren Myefski, lmyefski@webershandwick.com



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