Iwaspoisoned/Dinesafe Joins the FDA Foods Coalition

published on 21 December 2023

The FDA Foods Coalition, a newly formed initiative by consumer advocates, industry representatives, and public health organizations aims to increase focus on prevention and improving governance at the FDA. Among other partners joining the coalition are the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Grocers Association. In an exciting development, Iwaspoisoned.com has been invited to join.

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Details on other invited coalition partners include notable organizations from various sectors of the food and drug industry, such as:

  • The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) represents the US dairy manufacturing & marketing industry, supports 3.2 million jobs, generates $49 billion in direct wages, and has an overall economic impact of $794 billion.
  • The Consumer Brands Association (CBA) represents 70+ consumer packaged goods companies with nearly 2,000 brands, they directly provided 2.3 million jobs, $151.0 billion in labor income + generated $361.3 billion contribution to GDP in the US.
  • The Food Industry Association (FMI) represents an $800 billion industry, with members encompassing 40,000+ food stores and accounting for $1 trillion in total supermarket sales. It impacts 100 million households & supports the interests of 6 million employees
  • The National Grocers Association (NGA) represents independent, community-focused grocery retailers and operators who generate over $250+ billion in sales and creates millions of jobs.
  • The Western Growers Association (WGA) represents key players in the produce industry, including agricultural growers, shippers, and more; responsible for supplying over half of the U.S.'s fresh fruits, vegetables, and tree nuts, with nearly half of this being organic produce, generating billions in revenue.

Here is full list of all the organizations engaged in the coalition. We look forward to participating alongside these organizations to actively contribute to the coalition's efforts:

  • Consumer Reports (Co-Chair)
  • International Dairy Foods Association (Co-Chair)
  • American Frozen Food Institute
  • Association of Food and Drug Officials
  • Association of Public Health Laboratories
  • Center for Science in the Public Interest
  • Consumer Brands Association
  • Consumer Federation of America
  • Corn Refiners Association
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Environmental Working Group
  • Food Allergy Research and Education
  • FMI - The Food Industry Association
  • International Fresh Produce Association
  • I Was Poisoned
  • National Grocers Association
  • Peanut and Tree Nut Processors Association
  • STOP Foodborne Illness
  • Western Growers

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