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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) President and CEO Pam Bailey today sent a letter to President Barack Obama in support of the President’s proposal to create a food safety working group to coordinate federal food safety efforts.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Grocery Manufacturers Association issued the following statement from its president and CEO, Pamela G. Bailey, in response to President Obama’s nomination of Dr. Margaret Hamburg as Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), his nomination of Dr. Joshua Sharfstein as Principal Deputy Commissioner of the FDA, and his formation of a White House Food Safety Working Group:

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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 H.R.1332, the Safe FEAST Act (Safe Food Enforcement, Assessment, Standards and Targeting Act of 2009), co-sponsored by U.S. Representatives Jim Costa (D-CA) and Adam Putnam (R-FL).

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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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