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2010-05-05 09:50:00

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today commended U.S. Rep. Ron Kind and his fellow cosponsors for introducing comprehensive obesity legislation, The Healthy CHOICES Act. "The Grocery Manufacturers Association applauds Rep. Kind and his fellow cosponsors' strategy for tackling obesity in America," said Rick Wolford, chairman of the GMA board of directors and chair, president and CEO of Del Monte Foods. "The Healthy Choices Act...

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2010-04-11 07:45:00

The U.S. food industry said on Friday that it could improve what is sold on store shelves without government intervention, even though it said it is willing to let the White House take the lead on making foods healthier in schools. "The school environment is a special environment where having a government play a role in setting the standards for what's sold makes sense," Scott Faber, a vice president at the Grocery Manufacturers Association, told Reuters recently. "I think the public...

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2010-03-17 15:00:00

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama said on Tuesday that food manufacturers need to work faster to re-formulate and re-package food that is healthier for kids, according to a Reuters. Obama praised members of the Grocery Manufacturers Association for reducing calories and salt in food. "But I'm here today to urge all of you to move faster and to go farther because the truth is we don't have a moment to waste -- because a baby born today could be less than a decade away from showing the first...

2010-02-09 11:12:00

~More than 40 food and beverage company leaders send letter of support to Mrs. Obama~ WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The food and beverage industry applauds First Lady Michelle Obama for her leadership on this critical health issue," said Bailey. "Leadership from the Obama Administration as highlighted today by the First Lady will be extraordinarily helpful as we all work to solve this critical issue. Everyone has a role to play, including our industry. That is why in...

2009-07-30 18:03:00

Calls on Senate to Follow Suit WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GMA president and CEO Pamela G. Bailey today commended the members of the United States House of Representatives for passing H.R. 2749, The Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009. The bill passed the House by a vote of 283-142. "House passage of The Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 marks an important milestone," said Ms. Bailey. "This legislation will strengthen our nation's food safety net by placing...

2009-04-29 09:01:00

Sustainability Considerations Are the Tie-Breaker for Shoppers When Deciding Between Products WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty-four percent of shoppers demonstrated that they actively consider environmental sustainability characteristics in their buying decisions, according to a new study released today by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and Deloitte. But while shoppers are often thinking green, they actually bought green products on just 22 percent of their shopping...

2009-03-25 13:54:00

Presentation to highlight the New Ways of Working Together initiative from GMA, VICS and other industry organizations SAN CARLOS, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DemandTec, Inc. (Nasdaq: DMAN), a leading provider of on-demand optimization solutions for retailers and consumer products manufacturers, today announced it will join two of its customers to lead a session at the Grocery Manufacturers Association's (GMA) Information Systems/Logistics Distribution Conference to be held in...

2009-03-14 15:34:00

WASHINGTON, March 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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: "We applaud President Obama for his selection...

2009-01-20 13:56:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the food industry continue to investigate products affected by last week's Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) recall it is important for the media and consumers to know that national brands of jarred peanut butter are not affected by the PCA recall, as those companies do not purchase ingredients from PCA. In addition, although some food manufacturers may use PCA peanut butter in baked or...

2008-08-22 12:00:38

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Brian Kennedy of Grocery Manufacturers Association, +1- 202-639-5994 Technology approved for control of food-borne pathogens in fresh iceberg lettuce and spinach WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert Brackett, chief science officer for the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) decision to allow ionizing radiation to be used for controlling...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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