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The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today issued the following statement by Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO, on the announcement that President-elect Trump will nominate Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) last week urged the Food and Drug Administration to ensure any proposed long-term sodium reduction targets are based on a review of the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for sodium, future knowledge gained from work on the short-term sodium reduction targets, results of new research that will become available on human health outcomes and dietary sodium intake, and the emergence of new technologies that allows sodium reduction targets to be safely and effectively achieved.

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The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) issued the following statement by Leon Bruner, Chief Science Officer, on the National Organic Standards Board decision to disallow the use of carrageenan in organic products.

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The food industry is making clear progress in reducing food waste, with higher rates of food donated and increased investment in solutions, according to a new report today by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA).

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GMA: Will Pursue Its Legal Options to Correct Injustice in Washington State Case

The Grocery Manufacturers Association released the following statement on the ruling in Washington State:

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In comments submitted to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on the sodium reduction guidelines and food category targets due yesterday, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) recommended that categories be streamlined and the timeline to meet the short-term reduction goals be extended to at least four years.

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