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    FMI Names Regulatory Counsel

    Barnes has background in food law

    By Bridget Goldschmidt, Stagnito Business Information

    The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has appointed Stephanie Kay Barnes its regulatory counsel. In her new role, Barnes will represent the trade organization and advocate on behalf of its members in the area of regulation; help FMI food retailers and wholesalers comply with regulations; and advise them on federal rules regarding food safety and other key issues.

    "Stephanie's unique experience in food law and her background in environmental and consumer advocacy will help our members navigate and improve the morass of challenging federal regulations they face each day in their collective 40,000 food retail stores," noted Jennifer Hatcher, SVP of government and public affairs at Arlington, Va.-based FMI.

    Food and Drug Law Institute Veteran

    Barnes was previously senior manager, food portfolio and global programs at the Washington, D.C.-based Food and Drug Law Institute, where she led and advanced the institute's global initiative. She also spent several years as the institute's editor for Update magazine, a bimonthly publication featuring food and drug law news.

    She additionally held support positions at the Environmental Working Group, the Environmental Protection Agency and the American Beverage Association's Office of the General Counsel, and is an active member of the State Bar of Virginia.

     

    By Bridget Goldschmidt, Stagnito Business Information
    • About Bridget Goldschmidt In addition to serving as Progressive Grocer’s Managing Editor, Bridget writes many print and digital features encompassing a range of grocery and fresh categories across the store. Bridget also enjoys on-site reporting assignments at such key industry events as the New York Fancy Food Show and the International Boston Seafood Show, in addition to visiting stores for PG’s prestigious Store of the Month feature. In her years with the magazine, she has developed into a knowledgeable voice on grocery industry trends, sought by such distinguished publications as The New York Times.

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