CGA President Responds to Prop. 37 Defeat

California Grocers Association President/CEO Ron Fong’s response to the defeat of Proposition 37. CGA, along with the grocery industry, 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.”