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Monday, May 16, 2011

Food Marketed to Children

Are you concerned about government guidelines on food? Particularly, those where they cover food marketing to children? You have a chance to have your say. Excerpts from the full document here (PDF) reveal the objectives of the guidelines and feedback needed:
The Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children (Working Group), comprised of representatives from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), seeks public comment on a preliminary proposal for voluntary principles to guide industry self-regulatory efforts to improve the nutritional profile of foods marketed to children. The Working Group has drafted these principles pursuant to a directive from Congress, as set out in the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act. As directed by Congress, the Working Group has developed this proposal based on the nutrition, health, and marketing expertise of the member agencies, with the goal of improving children’s diets and addressing the high rates of childhood obesity. Marketing can be an effective tool to encourage children to make better food choices, and voluntary adoption by industry of strong, uniform nutrition and marketing principles, like those proposed here, will advance the goal of promoting children’s health. 
Public comment is sought to help inform the Working Group in shaping its recommendations for enhanced industry self-regulatory efforts as part of a report requested by Congress. Comments are not being requested as the basis for regulation. The recommendations include principles addressing the nutritional quality of foods that are most heavily marketed to children. They also include proposed definitions of advertising, promotion, and other marketing activities targeting children ages 2-11 years and adolescents ages 12-17 years to which the nutrition principles would apply. The Working Group seeks public comment on both the nutrition principles and the definitions of marketing targeted to children and adolescents. Comments must be received no later than June 13, 2011

The primary objective of the Working Group in developing recommendations for nutrition principles for foods marketed to children has been the promotion of children’s health through better diet, with particular – but not sole – emphasis on reducing the incidence of childhood obesity. The proposed recommendations are therefore designed to encourage children, through advertising and marketing, to choose foods that make a meaningful contribution to a healthful diet (Principle A) and minimize consumption of foods with significant amounts of nutrients that could have a negative impact on health or weight – specifically, sodium, saturated fat, trans fat, and added sugars (Principle B).
The Working Group recommends that, as industry develops new products and reformulates existing products, it should strive to create foods that meet both of these two basic nutrition principles. It further recommends that industry focus these efforts on those categories of foods that are most heavily marketed directly to children, such as breakfast cereals, carbonated beverages, restaurant foods and snack foods. The proposed principles, if fully implemented by industry for these categories, should lead to significant improvements in the overall nutritional profile of foods marketed to children.  
The Working Group recommends that industry work toward the goal that all foods within the categories most heavily advertised or otherwise marketed directly to children and adolescents would meet the nutrition principles by the year 2016. The Working Group acknowledges that this is an ambitious goal, but believes it is warranted by the urgent need to improve children’s diets and health and address the epidemic of childhood obesity.

The Working Group seeks comment on its two proposed nutrition principles, including the recommendation that industry focus its self-regulatory efforts on the categories of foods most heavily marketed to children. The Working Group is proposing two possible approaches for assessing whether a food product meets Principle A – making a meaningful contribution to a healthful diet. The Working Group is also proposing specific targets for saturated fat, trans fat, added sugars, and sodium content to meet Principle B – minimizing consumption of foods with significant amounts of these nutrients that could have a negative impact on health or weight. Finally, the Working Group is seeking comment on its proposed goal that all foods within the categories most heavily marketed to children meet these two nutrition principles by the year 2016.

You can review the full document here (PDF) and find the details on how to provide feedback.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sen Spilka: Supporting Massachusetts' Innovation Economy

Dear Steve,

As I write this the sun is shining and the snow is melting away; I bet you are looking forward to spring as much as I am. Like the weather, the economic news for Massachusetts is getting brighter all the time.

Last week, the state jobs report showed that Massachusetts added 16,100 jobs and our unemployment rate held steady at 6.7 percent, far below the national average of 7.7 percent. It is wonderful to report that so many residents are finding work - but many are still looking so in the Legislature we need to keep working on promoting economic growth and job creation.

One important focus must be on the technology industries that help drive our state's economy. If Massachusetts can maintain its competitive edge, those industries will continue to create jobs. In our state, this sector includes over 10,300 businesses, and directly and indirectly supports the employment of nearly half a million residents! It is important that government officials be aware of the goals, capabilities, and reach of the tech economy. To help make that happen, last month I started the Tech Hub Caucus in the legislature.

This newsletter highlights some of the many activities related to this industry, which has companies and entrepreneurs working in every region of the Commonwealth. For more on this vibrant industry, check out this short video, Tech Everywhere, which provides some insight into the tech sector's richness and diversity in Massachusetts.

As always, if I can be of any assistance to you, please contact my office at (617) 722-1640 or email me at

Kind Regards,

Tech Hub Caucus Launched in Massachusetts Legislature:
Promoting Public-Private Partnerships to Grow and Support Critical Economic Engine

Senator Spilka addresses the audience at launch of Tech Hub Caucus

On February 28th, through active collaboration with technology industry leaders and my colleagues in the legislature and administration, I officially launched the Tech Hub Caucus. This collaboration will connect legislators with industry officials and shine a spotlight on technology's far-reaching economic importance and its significance to the Commonwealth's employees, firms, and residents.

The Caucus will give legislators the chance to work with leaders of technology companies and find out what the industry needs to thrive in Massachusetts. Our goal is to do whatever we can to be sure that next-generation tech innovation starts here, stays here, and grows here. 

The launch of the Caucus was recognized at a ceremony at the State House, which included hands-on demonstrations of the amazing work of some of our top tech firms and a roundtable discussion with Massachusetts industry leaders. William Teuber, Vice Chairman of EMC Corporation, delivered the keynote address.  

Click here to read more on the launch of the Caucus. Click here to read The Boston Globe's coverage or here to read the piece by the Boston Business Journal.

Check out more photos from the event here.

MassChallenge is the largest-ever startup accelerator, helping early-stage entrepreneurs in Massachusetts and beyond by connecting them with the resources they need to successfully launch their companies.

On February 13th, MassChallenge kicked off its 2013 season. The 4 month start up accelerator program provides participants with world-class mentoring and training, free office space, access to funding, legal advice, co-founders, media exposure, and more. All early-stage startups can apply - from anywhere and from any industry. This year's program will include over $1 million in grant funding and over $10 million of in-kind deals - all with no strings attached.

Since 2010, the 361 startups participating in the MassChallenge accelerator classes have generated nearly $100 million in revenue, raised over $362 million in outside funding, and created nearly 3,000 new jobs!

Applications are now open until April 3rd. Visit for application details, full accelerator benefits, and other information.  

Middle and high school students, their parents, teachers, and guidance counselors are invited to attend the MetroWest Tinkershop at MassBay Community College's Wellesley Hills Campus.

At the Tinkershop, kids use the latest tools to design and create - getting a real feel for how technology is built. Professionals will be on hand to discuss their own jobs and the skills necessary for these 21st century careers. This innovative event should spark an interest in advanced manufacturing and will feature a number of fun building projects for these students, parents, and educators.  

MassBay Community College's Wellesley Campus
Room 320
Thursday, March 14, 2013
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Click here for more information and to register.
MassTech Intern Partnership

Senator Spilka speaks at today's kick-off of the MassTech Intern Partnership at hack/reduce, a Big Data community workspace in Cambridge

Today was the official launch of the MassTech Intern Partnership, a new public-private effort that will provide grants for college student internships at tech companies in Massachusetts, particularly startups and smaller firms.

The program gives students and recent college graduates a direct pathway to internship opportunities with businesses and startups in the innovative technology sector. This will not only provide students with unique work opportunities, it will also help us strengthen our pipeline of talented and skilled workers in this cutting-edge industry.

Last July, the legislature established this dynamic internship program in the 2012 Economic Development and Jobs Creation Act. It is one of the first recommendations of the Jobs Creation Commission to be implemented. The project is led by the Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, which is working with leading public and private universities, technology councils, and venture capitalists to connect Massachusetts students to exciting employers.  

Students interested in the program can access the intern application form here. And tech sector companies interested in participating can fill out a company application form here.

For more information, please visit


TechSandBox - a new innovation center and incubator - will open this month in MetroWest. The goal is to provide one-stop access to the funding, office space, resources, and mentoring that local startups need to be successful.  

Started by tech sector entrepreneur Barbara Finer, TechSandBox will accelerate the success of science and technology startups and entrepreneurs based in the more than 30 towns located near the I-495, I-90, and Rt.9 corridors of Massachusetts - from Natick to Worcester and from Westford to Bellingham.

For more on TechSandBox, please visit

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Franklin Liquors - Labor Day Sale

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As Labor Day Approaches There Is Bad News Summer Is Ending.
Good News Football Is Starting And Kids Go Back To School.
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Caymus White $18.99
Clos Du Bois Marlstone $34.99
Col Solare 2004 $59.99
Benziger Reserve Biodynamic Red $29.99
Peirano Red Shorts Red $9.99

Red Shorts Red
A-Z Night&Day $17.99
Mommy's Time Out $7.99
Ferrari Carano Siena $24.99
Tannu $11.99
Teresa Raiz $29.99


Chateau De La Cour D'Argent 2010 $17.99
Chateau Mont-Perat 2005 $22.99

Cabernet Sauvignon

Six Hats $9.99
BV Georges De Latour 1999,2001 $99.99
Divining Rod $12.99
Chatom Vineyards $17.99
Kenwood Artist 1995 $49.99
Martin Ray Diamond Mountain 1999 $63.99
Shingleback $18.99
Rays Station $12.99
Clos Du Bois Marlstone $34.99
Halter Ranch $23.99
The Calling $29.99
Charles Krug Yountville $24.99
Roblar $22.99
Foxglove $15.99
Gouguenheim $9.99
Ironside $14.99


Adelsheim $17.99
Bianchi $15.99

Bianchi Chard
Tobin James Radiance $15.99
Dutton $18.99
Ferrari Carano $23.99
Louis Lator Grand Ardeche $10.99
Tormaresca $9.99
Hybrid $11.99
Laetitia $15.99
Talbott Logan $17.99
Gary Farrell RR  $29.99
Girard $19.99
Highway 12 $17.99


Gabbiano $7.99
Dievole $7.99
Arancio $7.99
Piccini Brunello Riserva $44.99


Renato Ratti $14.99


Andezon $12.99
Jaboulet Parallele 45 $11.99
Fuego 2012 $9.99
Breca 2011 $16.99

Gruner Veltliner

Wachau $10.99


Kiona $11.99


Bazan $12.99

Baz malbec
Victor Hugo (SIGNED BOTTLES) $17.99
Terrazas $12.99


St Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate $17.99
Roblar $15.99
Cameron Hughes Lot 356 $19.99
Maggio $9.99
Canoe Ridge Expedition $17.99
Merryvale Starmont $11.99


Ajeloo Zibibbo $9.99

Petite Sirah

Hybrid $9.99


Chateau De La Botiniere $10.99

Pinot Grigio

Hybrid $11.99
Mosby $12.99

Mosby PG
Beachhouse $9.99
90+ $9.99
Love Block $17.99

Pinot Noir

Bianchi Edna Valley $23.99

Bianchi Pinot Noir
Johan $23.99
Grady $19.99
Anthonny Nappa WHITE Pinot Noir $19.99
Forenzo $18.99
Buena Vista Carneros $19.99
Soter Planet $18.99
Zoll Cellars (Local) $22.99
Gouguenheim $9.99
Pietra Santa $15.99
Roblar $19.99
Ventana $17.99
Kris $11.99


Anthony Nappa Luminous $16.99
Zoll Cellars (Local) $14.99
Thomas Goss $13.99


Palacio Verano $13.99
The Saint $14.99

Sangiovese (Chianti)

Arancio $7.99
Piccini Brunello Riserva $44.99

Sauvignon Blanc

Chateau St Jean Fume Blanc $10.99
Love Block $17.99
Pomelo $9.99
Lobster Reef $9.99
Rotation $9.99
Taft St $13.99


Boarding Pass $12.99
Chocolate Box $19.99

Chocolate Box Shiraz

D'Arenberg Footbolt $17.99
Fetish Watcher $22.99
Jaboulet Crozes Hermitage $15.99
Shingleback $19.99
White Oak $24.99


Crios $12.99


Chocolate Shop $9.99


Chocolate Shop Mint&Strawberry $9.99

Chocolate Shop 1.5L Box $11.99
Eos Zinfandel Port 375ml $19.99

Eos Zin Port

1.5l Specials
Mossback Pinot Noir $29.99
St Michelle 1.5L $19.99
Bella Sera  Chianti 1.5L $10.99
Lolailo Sangria 1.5l $9.99



Coors $21.99
Coors Light $21.99
Ultra $21.99


Bud bottles $17.99
Bud Light bottles $17.99


Rolling Rock Can&Bottle $10.99


All Harpoon $13.99
Corona $12.99
Corona Light $12.99
Jacks Abbey Framingham Lager $12.99
Lagunitas $13.99

All Beer + MA Bottle/Can Deposit


Tanqueray 1.75l $34.99


Bacardi 1.75l $24.99
Brugal 1888 750ml $39.99
Brugal Anejo 750ml $15.99
Captain Morgan Spiced 1.75l $29.99
Captain Morgan White 1.75l $29.99
Malibu 1.75l (Free Pineapple Juice) $24.99


Apocalypto 750ml $34.99
Cabo Wabo 750ml $34.99
Jose Cuervo 1.75l $34.99

Three Olives Flavors 750ml $17.99
Grey Goose 1.75l $55.99
Svedka 1.75l $19.99
Stoli 1.75l $31.99
V-One 750ml $24.99
Titos 1.75l $29.99


Jim Beam 1.75l $26.99
CC 1.75l $19.99
Dewar's 1.75l $35.99
Southern Comfort And Pepper 1.75 $28.99
Knob Creek 1.75l $49.99

New Seasonal Items In Stock

Pumpkin Beers

Harpoon UFO
Dogfish Head
Shipyard Pumpkin  
Southern Tier Imperial Pumking
Magic Hat
Harpoon Pumpkin Cider
Blue Moon
Shock Top

Fall/Octoberfest Beers

Longtrail Harvest Brown Ale
Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest
Harpoon Octoberfest
Harpoon Ocktoberfest  
Sam Adams Octoberfest
Sam Adams Octoberfest  
Sam Adams Harvest Collection


Angry Orchard
Zoll Cellars 


Sugar Maple
Pumpkin Cream
Pumpkin Liqueur


Arbor Mist Carmel Apple


Pumpkin Pie
Carmel Apple

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Past Newsletters
08-23-2014 09:38:04 AM
Liquor Industry News/Links 8-23-14 By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*   Hasn't Summer Flown By?? You Can Tell Fall Is Coming As All The Pumpkin And Oktoberfest Beers Are In Stock! Are You Interested In Sam Adams Seasonal Beers? Our Meetup Wine Club Is Having An Oktoberfest Tasting With Sam Adams. Details Here: [...]...»
08-16-2014 10:25:00 AM
Liquor Industry News/Links 8-16-14 By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*   Happy Tax Free Weekend! This Week Our Franklin Adult Education Classes Have Been Announced. Starting In October We Will Have Three Classes. Wine Tasting Using Technology Wine And Pie Tasting And Wine And Holiday Cookie Tasting To Sign Up And See Coarse Description [...]...»
08-09-2014 10:15:43 AM
Liquor Industry News/Links 8-9-14 By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS* What A Great Time Of Year This Is.: Summer Products Start To Convert To Fall California Wine Harvest Is Starting Football Pre Season Is Here (GO PATS) Back To School Shopping And Finally We Get Some Vacation Time To Relax With Family. Research Never [...]...»
08-02-2014 09:10:30 AM
Liquor Industry News/Links 8-2-14 By: Mark C Lenzi CSW, CSS, CWAS*   Its August Already And Summer Is Going Fast. Next Week Oktoberfest And Pumpkin Beers Are Due In. Soon We Will Launch An Exciting New Loyalty Program In Partnership With Quini. Take Care Franklin Liquors Mike & Mark   Liquor Industry Week In [...]...»


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