Entries by Michele Simon

Plant Based Foods Association Statement on the Introduction of the Dairy Pride Act of 2019

The following is a statement by Michele Simon, executive director of the Plant Based Foods Association, which represents more than 130 plant-based food companies: In an era of increasing innovation in the food industry, this legislation would send a chilling message to small and emerging businesses: The marketplace is rigged against you in favor of […]

Plant Based Foods Association Tells FDA that Efforts to Restrict “Milk” Labeling Would be Unnecessary, Costly, and Unconstitutional

Today, ahead of the deadline for comment, the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) submitted comments on behalf of its 130 members to the Request for Information (RFI) from Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) on the use of dairy names for plant-based alternatives. PBFA also conducted a preliminary analysis of the comments posted so far by […]

We’re Growing! New PBFA Board & Staff

PBFA is celebrating the start of 2019 with some exciting changes to our growing team! I’m thrilled to announce the addition of two new board members, as well as some new staff. I’m delighted to welcome Suzanne Hagener, director of brand marketing, non-dairy products, at Blue Diamond Growers, and Lauren Beck, the head of U.S. […]