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Grocery Manufacturers Association’s Meghan Stasz to Present BrandSquare Webinar

Posted By: SGK June 06, 2017

Consumers throw away 30 to 40 percent of the food they buy, contributing 44 percent of the wasted food that ends up in landfills. Date codes add to the problem, with 15 or more variants that create confusion over whether products are still safe to eat or are at risk for true spoilage. Confusing date codes can also hurt brands as doubtful consumers rethink their choices.

In our next BrandSquare webinar, join Meghan Stasz, senior director, sustainability at Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), as she explains a new product code dating initiative from the GMA. It’s all about providing simple, clear, standardized information that helps consumers buy and use food with confidence.

Be sure to register and tune in June 15, 2017 at 1-1:30PM ET.

Register now for Meghan Stasz’ BrandSquare webinar: Best if Used By: Labeling for Informed Choice, Less Waste  

Even if you’re not in the food business, you’ve probably been there; checking date codes in the grocery aisle, wondering whether you’ll have to throw something out if you don’t eat it all before it “expires.” You’re not alone. Date codes for food freshness can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be that way any longer.

About Meghan Stasz: Meghan Stasz, senior director, sustainability at Grocery Manufacturers Association, works on issues such as waste, water, sourcing, energy and other topics as they pertain to the food, beverage and consumer products industry. Among other initiatives, Meghan is currently leading the Food Waste Reduction Alliance — a cross-industry initiative to reduce food waste sent to landfill and increase food donation to food banks in the U.S. She is also working extensively on packaging and recycling efforts.

Meghan has over 10 years of experience in the environmental sustainability field. Prior to joining GMA, she spent several years with the Environmental Defense Fund, where she was project manager of the organization’s Farm and Food Policy Reform campaign. Meghan received her bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and her MBA from Boston College.