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GMA Statement on Defeat of Proposition 37 in California

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, the Grocery Manufacturers Association released the following statement in response to the defeat of Proposition 37 in California.

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Every Day Is Food Day for America’s Food and Beverage Industry

“On Food Day, we celebrate the commitment, innovation and collaborative spirit of the approximately 15 million Americans who work every day to provide billions of consumers around the world with safe, nutritious and affordable food options. Thanks to these neighbors, friends and family members, America’s food and beverage companies are able to help feed 6 billion people around the globe.  For us, every day is Food Day.”

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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today issued the following statement calling on Governor Jerry Brown to delay the implementation of proposed “Safer Consumer Products Regulations,” also known as “green chemistry” regulations, until a robust economic analysis is conducted to determine the economic impact pact of these regulations on California businesses. 

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Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), today announced the appointment of Capitol Hill veteran Michael R. Gruber as vice president of federal affairs.

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U.S. communities and states that have implemented alternatives to extended producer responsibility (EPR) policies are achieving high municipal solid waste recycling rates at reasonable costs, while also addressing a wider spectrum of the waste stream than narrowly-focused EPR mandates, according to a new study conducted by consulting firm SAIC for the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).  Released today, the report shows that mandatory EPR programs aimed at food, beverage and consumer product packaging would not deliver against their promise of creating more cost-effective residential recycling programs and driving packaging redesign.

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WASHINGTON, DC – Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey today announced the appointment of Elise Fennig as vice president, industry affairs.

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