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GMA Praises Scott Gottlieb as Excellent Choice to Lead FDA

The Grocery Manufacturers Association today issued the following statement by Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO, on the announcement that President-elect Trump intends to nominate Scott Gottlieb as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

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In a new industry-wide effort to reduce consumer confusion about product date labels, grocery manufacturers and retailers have joined together to adopt standard wording on packaging about the quality and safety of products.

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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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