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  • The Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) announced that Monica Gonzalez, M.S., formerly of McCormick & Company, has joined GMA as the new director of scientific and regulatory policy. She will manage GMA’s public policy objectives for food safety, recalls, traceability and other issues.


  • Peter Hurtgen, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, is resigning to return to private law practice. Hurtgen has been involved with the negotiation of various grocery industry labor disputes.

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