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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today issued the following statement from GMA President and CEO Pam Bailey regarding the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act cosponsored by U.S. Senators Richard J. Durbin (D-IL) and Judd Gregg (R-NH). Additional cosponsors include: Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), Richard Burr (R-NC), Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA).

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today released Food Irradiation: A Guide for Consumers, Policymakers and the Media, a science policy paper that provides policymakers, consumers, journalists and health professionals with current and scientifically accurate information and resources on food irradiation.

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WASHINGTON, DC - The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today released a guidance document for industry titled, Control of Salmonella in Low-Moisture Foods, designed to provide food companies with specific recommendations on how to control the presence and growth of Salmonella when manufacturing low-moisture foods.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today announced the selection of Accenture and Information Resources Inc. (IRI) to conduct an in-depth study of successful product lifecycle management (PLM) processes as a means of fueling brand innovation and growth. The study, sponsored by the GMA Information Systems Committee, will examine the entire lifecycle of a product, from conception through discontinuation, and the importance of working across departmental lines in winning PLM strategies.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) recall of peanut butter and peanut paste manufactured after July 1, 2008, has been expanded to include all whole peanuts (dry, roasted or raw), granulated peanuts, peanut meal, peanut butter and peanut paste produced at its Blakely, Georgia plant after January 1, 2007.

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GMA Calls on Congress to Enact Food Safety Reforms

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In letters to Congress, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) this week urged leaders in the House and Senate to quickly enact food safety reforms. The letters were also signed by: Food Marketing Institute, American Frozen Food Institute, International Bottled Water Association, International Dairy Foods Association, National Fisheries Institute, National Restaurant Association, Retail Industry Leaders Association, Snack Food Association and United Fresh Produce Association.

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