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The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has presented its Hall of Achievement Award to Greg Wasson, retired Walgreens president and CEO, and George Deese, Chairman of the Board of Flowers Foods.

The Hall of Achievement Award, GMA’s highest honor, recognizes the extraordinary service and contributions of the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry’s most distinguished leaders.  Wasson and Deese received their awards this weekend during the GMA Leadership Forum at The Broadmoor.

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“The food, beverage and consumer products industry relies heavily on creativity and bold thinking, especially when it comes to driving growth and ensuring efficient and effective service for our consumers,” said Pamela G. Bailey, GMA president and CEO. “The Coca-Cola Company and E. & J. Gallo Winery have upheld our industry’s long-standing tradition of fresh and inspired thinking with these initiatives, and we are pleased to honor them with the CPG Award for Innovation and Creativity.”

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In a food additive petition filed with the FDA, GMA said the scientific evidence will enable FDA to find there is a “reasonable certainty of no harm” from consumption of PHOs from the uses and use levels specified in the submission.

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“Today’s bipartisan passage of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (HR 1599) clearly demonstrates the growing support for this critically important legislation,” said Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

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“The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (HR 1599) is critical to ensuring that Americans have access to safe and affordable food, and we urge all Members of Congress to vote in favor of this important legislation,” said Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

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“Today’s House Agriculture Committee vote is further evidence of the growing support and momentum in Congress for this bill, and we urge the full House to pass it before the August recess,” said Pamela G. Bailey, GMA president and CEO.

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