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GMA Commends House Agriculture Hearing on Dietary Guidelines

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) issued the following statement from Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO, regarding the U.S. House Agriculture Committee hearing on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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GMA Supports Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

“This agreement offers an historic opportunity to advance American trade relationships with some of the world’s most dynamic economies, expand economic growth, and create new jobs in industries across the United States.

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“FDA’s acceptance of our food additive petition marks the beginning of the agency’s formal review process and we look forward to working with the FDA on achieving approval for these proposed low-level uses of PHOs. Our petition shows that the proposed PHO uses are as safe as the naturally occurring trans fat present in the normal diet.

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GMA Applauds National Food Waste Reduction Goals

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) issued the following statement from Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO, on national food waste reduction goals as announced by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and EPA:

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GMA Welcomes FDA Release of Final FSMA Regulations

“We welcome the final FSMA rules for preventative controls for human and animal food and commend FDA for the deliberative and inclusive approach it took in developing these regulations.

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The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has presented its Hall of Achievement Award to Greg Wasson, retired Walgreens president and CEO, and George Deese, Chairman of the Board of Flowers Foods.

The Hall of Achievement Award, GMA’s highest honor, recognizes the extraordinary service and contributions of the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry’s most distinguished leaders.  Wasson and Deese received their awards this weekend during the GMA Leadership Forum at The Broadmoor.

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