More Depart from Grocery Manufacturers Association

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More companies are departing the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

Grocery Manufactures AssociationPolitico reports that the Kraft Heinz Company and DowDuPont are the latest to part ways with the association. The two companies join the Campbell Soup Company, Nestle, Dean Foods, Mars, Tyson Foods and Unilever. Politico says GMA staff are also leaving, including high-ranking executives.

GMA pledges changes: A spokesperson for GMA said the nonprofit was working to adapt to the changing times. Roger Lowe said: “GMA and its board are moving forward with their work to reinvent a GMA that provides a voice for our industry as our members seek to improve the health and well-being of consumers and society.”

DowDuPont, which makes agrichemicals as well as a variety of packaging and bio-based ingredients for food companies, said it would focus on building relationships with customers.

Kraft Heinz says it has decided to focus efforts through category specific trade groups.

The exits from GMA started when the association and companies disagreed on GMO labeling.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.