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Press Releases

Senate Vote (3/3/2005)
FPA called the U.S. Senate’s passage of a resolution to overturn USDA’s minimal risk region rule “a blow to sound science”

Sodium (2/24/2005)
When it comes to sodium, consumers have the information they need to make informed food choices, FPA said in response to a report on sodium consumption

Letter to Pediatrics Journal (2/17/2005)
Fruit and vegetable juices can play a valuable role in ensuring that children meet new dietary recommendations for increased fruits and vegetables in the diet.

18th Annual DuPont Awards (2/15/2005)
FPA cosponsors DuPont Awards, entries accepted until April 30, 2005

FDA Commissioner (2/14/2005)
FPA welcomes the nomination of Dr. Lester Crawford as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration

BSE (2/3/2005)
The Food Products Association applauded USDA for its “sound, science-based approach to BSE.”

Dietary Guidelines (1/12/2005)
The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans offer positive nutrition advice and unique opportunities for consumer education, says FPA

Cal Dooley Named NFPA President and CEO (12/21/2004)
Cal Dooley, a Member of Congress from California for the past 14 years, has been named NFPA’s new President and CEO.

Graduate Student Award Winner Announced (12/16/2004)
Janet Webster, a graduate student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), is winner.

HHS Secretary (12/13/2004)
NFPA applauds the nomination of Michael Leavitt as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Bioterrorism Act Regulations (12/6/2004)
NFPA comments in response to FDA’s new food security records regulations.

John Ruff Named Chairman of the Board (12/5/2004)
John Ruff, Senior Vice President of Global Quality and Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for Kraft Foods, Inc., named Chairman of the Board.

NFPA Applauds Nomination of Mike Johanns As USDA Secretary (12/2/2004)
NFPA comments in response to the nomination of Mike Johanns, Governor of Nebraska, as Secretary of the USDA.

NFPA To Become Food Products Association (FPA) (12/1/2004)
NFPA has announced that the Association’s name will be changed to the Food Products Association (FPA). The name change will be phased in during the first half of 2005.

Food Recalls (10/21/2004)
The U.S. food recall system is “highly effective,” NFPA said in response to a GAO report on food recalls.

Calories Count (10/12/2004)
NFPA Offers Guide to Reading and Understanding Food Labels for Healthy Weight Management

Childhood Obesity (9/30/2004)
Recommendations in NAS Report Reflect Ongoing Efforts by Government and Industry to Address Childhood Obesity, Says NFPA

National Uniformity (9/29/2004)
NFPA applauds the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s markup of the “National Uniformity for Food Act”

Dietary Guidelines (9/21/2004)
Negative messages do not motivate consumers toward action and behavior change, NFPA said in testimony at a meeting on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Weight Management (9/15/2004)
Nutrition Facts Panel on Food Packages “Can Be An Excellent Weight Management Tool,” Says NFPA in Congressional Testimony

GMP’s (9/10/2004)
While limited changes are needed to modernize the regulations governing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), an overhaul of the existing regulations is not necessary, NFPA said in comment to the Food and Drug Administration.

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