ARLINGTON, VA — November 5, 2008 — The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) issued the following statement from Leslie G. Sarasin, president and CEO:

“Food Marketing Institute congratulates president-elect Barack Obama and vice president-elect Joe Biden on their historic victory.

America’s record participation in this election signals our need to welcome new opportunities and forums for addressing and resolving issues.

We look forward to working closely with the White House, the new Administration and Congress on issues of importance to the American people such as ensuring this nation continues to provide the safest food supply in the world, making prescription drugs more affordable and accessible, and reducing run away credit card fees.”