COVID-19: We’re equipping CPG companies with resources relevant to industry and of concern to consumers. Here’s what you need to know.
Creating Frictionless Supply Chains. The supply chain responsible for delivering CPG products to every American home is incredibly complex, made up of thousands of processes and decisions that are invisible to consumers but essential to getting them the things they rely on every day.
The Consumer Brands Association is working with PwC to provide our members with perspectives on how companies and functional leadership can best focus their efforts as the coronavirus evolves.
Inaugural Meeting. Fundamental change was the purpose of the inaugural gathering of the Recycling Leadership Council in January. Consumer Brands Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman convened the meeting with a simple directive: “We have a responsibility to give consumers a roadmap to a system that makes a lot more sense.”
By Meghan Stasz Meghan Stasz is the vice president of packaging and sustainability at the Consumer Brands Association. She joined the association in 2010 and has more than…
Improving Racial Diversity and Company Culture with Eric Holder. The 82nd Attorney General of the United States and current Partner at Covington & Burling LLP Eric Holder will join CPG Speaks to provide his view on the current state of the country as it relates to racial justice, diversity in the workplace and company cultures.
Better Process Control School. The Consumer Brands Association’s foundation is the leader in training for companies that produce low-acid and acidified foods, like tomato sauces, pickled products and even some foods for pets.
This guide is the GMA Equipment Design Checklist for Low Moisture Foods to evaluate compliance with the GMA Sanitary Design Principles for low moisture foods.
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FDA Recognition Process The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the authority to review and approve an individual, university, or technical institute to become a recognized BPCS provider.
The state regulatory environment is a top issue. Most regulations for CPG companies are smart, valuable and strengthen consumer trust. But regulation becomes more complicated and has more adverse effects on consumers when it is inconsistent, conflicting or patchwork — and examples of this challenge abound at the state level.
John Hewitt is senior director, state affairs, at the Consumer Brands Association, based in California. Hewitt has managed state issues on behalf of CPG companies for nearly 10 years.
05 Challenge: There are nearly 10,000 municipal-run recycling programs, all with unique rules. This patchwork prevents scale and directly contributes to vast consumer confusion,
How Much American Schools Will Need Per Cleaning. There are 56.4 million students enrolled in PK-12 this school year. That means cleaning one desk per student would require 28.2 million disinfecting wipes or 95,432 bottles of disinfectant spray.. While many students are learning virtually this fall, even if only one-third of students go to a physical classroom, there will still be a ...
Stacy Shibao Papadopoulos is general counsel and senior vice president of operations and initiatives for the Consumer Brands Association. She serves on the organization’s executive team, leading the legal and operations functions as well as special initiatives like the association’s 501(c)(3) foundation and SmartLabel digital disclosure program.
Dr. Betsy Booren currently serves as senior vice president of regulatory and technical affairs at the Consumer Brands Association. Dr. Booren provides strategic leadership to the technical and regulatory platforms on behalf of the CPG industry.
Ellen Davis is the executive vice president of industry engagement at the Consumer Brands Association. Having spent her entire career in consumer-facing industries, Davis brings a wealth of knowledge to the task of creating an impactful membership experience worthy of the industry whose products consumers depend on every day.
The Consumer Brands Association promotes a sustainable future, through increasing recyclability and reimagining the recycling system.
Ally Members. Companies that provide products, services or solutions to the consumer packaged goods industry and other organizations that support the well-being and success of the industry.
For the Future of Packaging, Impatience is a Virtue “The big elephant in the room is that all of your packaging is already recyclable.” Tom Szaky, founder of TerraCycle and believer that all things – even cigarette butts – are recyclable, said the real question was not if their packaging could be recycled, but when it would be practically recycled.
It’s been 22 weeks since we started surveying Americans on their feelings on the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. In that time, we have seen panic buying change to restocked shelves and shuttered businesses move to cautious reopenings.
Overview. Among all the headlines of 2020, one that we can work toward changing is the opportunity afforded to Black leaders in America. In these recent months of societal unrest and racial tensions, there has been a renewed focus on the role of brands, how they can do better and how they can better support Black leaders.
The Consumer Brands Foundation is pleased to present a webinar on underutilized crops and their potential to contribute to biodiversity, reduce hunger, and contribute to new product development to meet consumer demands.
At the 1893 World’s Exposition in Chicago, Clark Stanley — better known then as the “Rattlesnake King” — stunned spectators when he grabbed a snake out of his bag and sliced it open before the crowd. He then plopped the snake into boiling water and skimmed the fat off the top to create his snake oil, which he claimed to be a remedy for a host of ailments.
Overview. Consumer Brands, in partnership with the Food and Beverage Issue Alliance (), will host a town hall with Frank Yiannas, FDA deputy commissioner for food policy and response, to discuss the New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint.Deputy Commissioner Yiannas will present on the New Era of Smarter Food Safety, provide specifics on the blueprint and then take questions from the audience.
Beans, bread and potatoes: these pantry staples have become some of the most sought-after items in the COVID-19 pandemic. As fear and panic buying settled into 2020’s new normal, what is the future of food?
Overview. Legal Forum 2020 is the preeminent gathering for legal professionals in the food, beverage and consumer products industry. Top in-house counsel, defense attorneys and regulatory experts will cover a wide array of important and timely legal issues with an emphasis on protecting your brands from litigation risks and complying with government regulations.
Our Position on the Optimal Recycling System The CPG industry has made sustainability, particularly packaging sustainability, a top priority. With unprecedented commitments to improving the design of packaging — from source reduction, to fully recyclable or compostable design, to using recycled content — the CPG industry is packaging with the planet in mind to reduce our footprint.
REGISTER. Packaging and plastics is top of mind for consumers, companies, the media and especially U.S. lawmakers. Truly sustainable operations and a minimized environmental footprint require progress on a broad range of factors.
REGISTER NOW. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, cleaning and sanitizing products became some of the most sought-after CPG products – and the demand continues as consumer behavior adapts to today’s realities.
CDC Update on COVID-19 for the Food and Beverage Industry. March 16, 2020 (2:30pm - 3:15pm US/Eastern)
In the inaugural CPG Speaks session, General Mills’ Chairman and CEO Jeff Harmening joined Consumer Brands for a frank and open discussion on contending with the events of 2020 — from the COVID-19 outbreak and the halt of the economy to standing up against racism and injustice across the nation.. Through it all, Harmening has kept his focus on doing what’s right for his employees and ...
Overview. The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard’s (NBFDS) disclosure requirement for ingredients that may be considered highly refined continues to be an implementation challenge for the food and beverage industry.
Content. Content for the workshop falls under several major headings, including: General Authorities, Required Labeling Elements, Nutrition Labeling, Ingredient and Nutrition Claims, Bioengineered Food Labeling, Special Labeling Provisions and Placement of Required Labeling Elements.
Meghan Stasz is the vice president of packaging and sustainability at the Consumer Brands Association. She joined the association in 2010 and has more than 15 years of experience in the environmental sustainability field.
Powering every day. Applying Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Crisis: Ten Critical Changes to Advance Smarter CPG Industry Regulatory Policy
Access. Insights. Ideas. CPG Speaks brings the industry’s influential leaders directly to you to share their insights and engage on the pressing issues that will define the future.