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  • Photo Friday: National Family Meals Month Cooks Up on Capitol Hill

    Sep 29, 2017
    National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM) reached Capitol Hill to share how encouraging families to have one more meal a week together has numerous benefits. From tasty sliders to tangy desserts, FMI members shared their favorite Family Meals recipes with ...
  • The American Heart Association Wants Families to Eat More Meals Together Too

    Sep 28, 2017
    Few good habits lead to better health than families preparing and eating meals together at home. That’s why Cordial and the Heart Association were so happy to jump on board with National Family Meals Month. Encouraging families to eat one more meal ...
  • New Partners Celebrate National Family Meals Month

    Sep 27, 2017
    It’s clear that grocery stores, wholesalers, suppliers, the dietetic community, and industry partners are using creative ways to join in on Family Meals Month. What’s really exciting this year is the movement has also reached fellow trade ...
  • Become an Agent of Change at the 2017 SQF International Conference

    Sep 26, 2017
    Leading food safety experts will discuss topics identified as priority initiatives by FMI’s Food Protection Committee, including FSMA Implementation and Compliance, Recalls, Listeria prevention, and Cleaning and Sanitation....
  • Promote Employee Voter Registration Week, September 25-29, 2017

    Sep 25, 2017
    FMI has joined with dozens of other organizations and companies to support Employee Voter Registration Week Sept. 25-29. This is a national initiative in which employers encourage their employees to become registered voters. The goal is not to tell ...
  • Photo Friday: FMI Pays Tribute to the Partnership for Food Safety Education

    Sep 22, 2017
    Flashing back two decades, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) worked in tandem with industry partners, federal government agencies, and the food science community to launch the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE)....
  • From Customer to Partner

    Sep 21, 2017
    Shoppers are on a quest to become more deeply connected to the food experience, and the retailer is a vital part of facilitating that connection – not just by providing the product, but also by providing the surrounding story about the product....
  • Transforming a Good Idea into a Reality

    Sep 20, 2017
    The Trading Partner Alliance’s Product Code Date Labeling initiative took a big step into the real world with the publication of two documents: 1) Product Code Date Labeling: Crucial Initiative to Reduce Consumer Confusion and 2) an implementation ...
  • How the Seafood Nutrition Partnership Is Celebrating National Family Meals Month

    Sep 19, 2017
    There are at least three places in every grocery store where shoppers can find quality seafood — the fresh seafood department, the frozen food aisles and the canned food area — and the Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) wants food retailers to help ...
  • The Right Ingredient to Any Family Meal this September: Food Safety

    Sep 18, 2017
    In my dual professional role as a food safety practitioner and a registered dietitian, I happen to have two passions that coalesce in September: our FMI Foundation campaign that encourages households to enjoy one more meal each week together using ...
  • How Millennial Shopping Habits Relate to U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2017

    Sep 15, 2017
    Two Millennials in FMI’s office, compared their grocery shopping habits to FMI's 2017 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report....
  • Food Safety and Family Meals Go Together

    Sep 14, 2017
    September isn’t just National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM). It’s also National Food Safety Education Month, the period every year when the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) devotes as many resources as it can to getting its message out ...
  • How Retailers and Dietitians are Celebrating National Family Meals Month™

    Sep 13, 2017
    In case you missed it, National Family Meals Month™ is off to a hot start. Food retailers and industry partners are encouraging shoppers to have one more family meal a week around the ...
  • Going the Distance for Consumers – Beyond the Label

    Sep 12, 2017
    Customers are looking for more and more information about the products they buy – the kind of detailed information that will not fit on the package, but can be conveyed electronically. ...
  • Help Your Employees Participate in Our Democracy

    Sep 11, 2017
    It’s also important for food retailers and their employees to participate in the wider community, the one that stretches farther than the local neighborhood and encompasses the entire nation. A recent study conducted by BIPAC revealed that 52 ...