CGA President Lauds Defeat of Proposition 37


Contact: Dave Heylen, V.P. Communications California Grocers Association
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Californians say no to flawed initiative

SACRAMENTO, CA — (November 7, 2012) – California Grocers Association President/CEO Ron Fong responds to defeat of Proposition 37. CGA strongly opposed the initiative. “We are very pleased with the outcome of Proposition 37 and thank California voters for seeing through this deceptive measure. California grocers agree that consumers should have access to information, but the form of that information is critically important.”

“Any food labeling requirements should be consistently applied regardless of where food is purchased, should meet national standards, and should come in a form that helps achieve compliance not enrich trial lawyers at the expense of higher food costs. Proposition 37 simply failed to meet that standard. That being said, CGA has already begun discussions with our diverse membership to identify solutions we can bring to the table to help consumers better access information they may want.”

The California Grocers Association is a non-profit trade association representing the food industry since 1898 and represents approximately 500 retail members operating over 6,000 food stores in California and Nevada.