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WASHINGTON, D.C. - An unprecedented coalition of more than 40 retailers, non-governmental organizations and food and beverage manufacturers today announced the launch of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a national, multi-year effort designed to help reduce obesity – especially childhood obesity – by 2015. The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation will promote ways to help people achieve a healthy weight through energy balance. It focuses on three critical areas – the marketplace, the workplace and schools.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today issued the following statement from GMA President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey regarding the release of climate legislation by Senator Boxer and Senator Kerry:

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today issued the following statement from GMA President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey regarding release today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of its principles for reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act:

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ARLINGTON, VA — The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and GS1 US today announced the launch of Rapid Recall Exchange, an online service to enable prompt and accurate information exchange between retailers/wholesalers and suppliers about food and product recalls and withdrawals. It replaces an existing recall system, the Product Recall Portal, by improving ease of use and adding significant capabilities.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - GMA Senior Vice President and Chief Science and Regulatory Affairs Officer Robert E. Brackett today commended Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for launching a new community prevention and wellness campaign.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today announced the selection of Booz & Company to conduct an up-to-date review of shopper marketing trends. The review, sanctioned by the GMA Sales Committee, will examine shopper purchase behavior based on marketing trends, in-store marketing effectiveness and measurement models for evaluating marketing mix success.

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