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Retailers Can Gain Efficiencies by Adopting the GS1 DataBar® Format for Coupons »

June 19, 2015

By: Daniel Triot- Senior Director, Trading Partner Alliance (TPA)

By the end of June, manufacturers’ coupons for food and consumer products that use the UPC Prefix 5 barcode symbols will no longer be used, and food retailers should be preparing for this change.

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Did the FDA Really Ban Trans Fats? No. »

June 18, 2015

By: Leon Bruner, PhD- Executive Vice President, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Science Officer

The news media is filled with headlines saying that the FDA has banned trans fats from the American diet. Unfortunately, this rather startling characterization is inaccurate in several ways.

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The Risk of a No-Risk Approach »

June 11, 2015

By: Jennifer McEntire, PhD- Vice President, Science Operations

Over the past week or so, activist interest groups have attacked components of canned products and sought to ban a list of flavors found in food. These efforts remind me of infomercials urging viewers to take a chance on a product with a “30 day, no-risk money back guarantee”. Is anything ever “no-risk”? The answer is no.

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Important Vote Expected for U.S. Trade »

June 8, 2015

By: Melissa San Miguel, Director, Global Strategies

May was World Trade Month (not as much fun to celebrate as National Ice Cream Day, maybe – that’s July 19, for the record), which coincided nicely with the U.S. Senate’s approval of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).

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A Sustainable Alliance for Agriculture; GMA Joins Field to Market »

June 3, 2015

By: Meghan Stasz, Director, Sustainability

This spring, GMA has expanded our successful sustainability program, which previously has focused on packaging and recycling as well as reducing food waste in the supply chain, to include sustainable agriculture.

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Avian Flu Threatens Food Industry’s Egg Supply »

May 27, 2015

By: Jennifer McEntire, PhD- Vice President of Science Operation

A few weeks ago a reporter asked me to comment on the avian influenza outbreak and I responded that it was not my area of expertise. I was aware of the outbreak, but hadn’t been following it that closely. My, what a difference a few weeks makes!

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