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Grocery Manufacturers Association Urges Congress to Approve Korea-U.S. FTA

(WASHINGTON, DC) The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today issued the following statement from GMA President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey urging Congress to approve the pending Republic of Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement (KORUS):

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Washington- December 4, 2010- Today the Senate defeated a vote on a package of tax policy extensions, including a year extension of the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) at $.36 per gallon, a 20 percent reduction from current levels.  In response, with other provisions of the package aside, organizations representing the food industry, animal agriculture, environmental groups, and budget watchdogs released the following statements regarding the corn ethanol tax credit:

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(Washington, D.C.) Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) President and CEO, Pamela G. Bailey today announced the appointment of John Hewitt as Director, State Affairs.

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Grocery Manufacturers Association Applauds House for Passage of Child Nutrition Bill

(WASHINGTON, DC) The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today issued the following statement from GMA President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey in response to the United States House of Representative’s passage of The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act:

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WASHINGTON, DC - The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today issued the following statement from GMA President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey in response to the United States Senate’s passage of S. 510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: “We applaud the Senate for passing S. 510, The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act – this landmark legislation provides FDA with the resources and authorities the agency needs to help strengthen our nation’s food safety system by making prevention the focus of our food safety strategies.”

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WASHINGTON, DC - In a letter today to Senator Harry Reid and Senator Mitch McConnell, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) on behalf of America’s food retailers and manufacturers, called for the passage of S. 510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.

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