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Grocery Manufacturers Association Commends FDA on New Recall Search Engine for Consumers

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“It is critically important during a recall for consumers to have the information they need to protect themselves and their families,” said Pamela G. Bailey, GMA president and CEO.  “FDA’s new consumer-friendly Web search engine for recalls will help give consumers quicker and easier access to that information.  The agency should be commended for its work on this important project and for its ongoing commitment to enhancing the strength of our country’s food safety system.”

"The United States has one of the safest food supplies in the world; however, it is inevitable that product recalls will occur from time to time,” continued Pamela G. Bailey, GMA president and CEO.  “Food and beverage companies take the recall of any product very seriously.  When a recall does occur, our companies are committed to quickly and accurately providing the public with all of the relevant information about the recall and the products involved.”

 

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Based in Washington, D.C., the Grocery Manufacturers Association is the voice of more than 300 leading food, beverage and consumer product companies that sustain and enhance the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the globe. 

Founded in 1908, GMA is an active, vocal advocate for its member companies and a trusted source of information about the industry and the products consumers rely on and enjoy every day.  The association and its member companies are committed to meeting the needs of consumers through product innovation, responsible business practices and effective public policy solutions developed through a genuine partnership with policymakers and other stakeholders. 

In keeping with its founding principles, GMA helps its members produce safe products through a strong and ongoing commitment to scientific research, testing and evaluation and to providing consumers with the products, tools and information they need to achieve a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.  The food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry in the United States generates sales of $2.1 trillion annually, employs 14 million workers and contributes $1 trillion in added value to the economy every year.