(CHICAGO) February 27, 2015 — Eric Dell, NAMA’s SVP of Government Affairs, recently participated in the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) Food Policy Update event in Washington D.C. The full-day event featured regulatory updates and sessions on a variety of food policy topics, including Calorie Disclosure.
Representing NAMA and the refreshment services industry, Dell took part in a panel discussion on the FDA’s new calorie disclosure rules, alongside FDA executives, high-level government affairs association executives and regulatory experts. Participation in the panel placed NAMA in a key knowledge source role for the industry.
“I would like to thank IFT for including NAMA in their forum to provide an update on the impact of FDA’s vending labeling rules on the refreshment services industry,” Dell said. “Being on a platform with top-level FDA officials expands our successful, cooperative efforts to bring industry and government together to resolve challenges with the new calorie disclosure rules and other nutrition efforts impacting the industry.”
“This opportunity enhances NAMA’s status among food nutritionists and scientists, and helps demonstrate the industry’s dedication to being part of the nutrition solution by providing improved access to ‘better for you’ snack choices and nutrition information at point of purchase,” Dell concluded.
Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $42 billion U.S. vending and refreshment service industry. With more than 1800 member companies – including many of the world’s most recognized brands – NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership. Visit NAMA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.