THE AMERICAN Frozen Food Institute
(AFFI) has warned of job losses if 'country of origin' labelling regulations are implemented.
For example, a white paper issued last week by the American Frozen Food Institute
(AFFI) found that if the voluntary COOL guidelines were made mandatory, they likely would have significant unintended consequences on members of the frozen food industry who process and distribute frozen produce and frozen seafood products.
As I glanced at the name tags with prominent affiliations from all walks of life: FDA, USDA, FSIS, American Frozen Food Institute
, Kraft Foods, FMC, etc., I thought, this is what my economics professors meant by "deadweight loss." I finally have human faces to plaster in the shaded triangle.
That's the central message from American Frozen Food Institute
(AFFI) President and CEO Alison Bodor for the trade association's recently launched No Taste for Waste consumer campaign.
"It's clear that the growth segments in frozen are being driven by organic, natural, ethnic offerings and premium ingredients, primarily in pizza, breakfast sandwiches, sauces and soups," says Alison Bodor, president and CEO of the American Frozen Food Institute
(AFFI), in McLean, Va.
Previously, he was president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association for eight years, and he held senior positions at the American Frozen Food Institute
for 20 years, having served as president and CEO for 10 years.
Kristin Wilcox has been named vice president of government affairs for the American Frozen Food Institute
. She previously served as the vice president of legislative and political affairs at the International Dairy Foods Association and as the director of legislative affairs at the National Food Processors Association.
It is affiliated with the American Frozen Food Institute
(AFFI), the national trade association representing the interests of the frozen food industry.
"There is a growing popularity for frozen foods again," says Robert Garfield, interim president for the McLean, Va.-based American Frozen Food Institute
. "We have seen unprecedented growth in a number of categories, including breakfast foods, bread items and appetizers as well as traditional types of frozen entrees, fruits and vegetables.
The American Frozen Food Institute
(AFFI) and the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA) are joining forces for the second year in a row to present the Western Frozen Food Convention--The Global Meeting Place.
Some additional costs were likely missed in the $2 billion USDA estimate, according to the American Frozen Food Institute
, which highlighted an extra $1.2 million one of its members would have to pay for new inkjet printers to make labels.
But the American Frozen Food Institute
(AFFI), McLean, Va., says the good news for frozen fruits and vegetables may lie in the survey's "untold story" -- that appreciation for frozen produce is higher than ever before, and on the rise.