Miscellaneous News

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. government relations at Kellogg Company to our board of directors. They each have the passion, drive, and experience to make them valuable assets to the PBFA board, and their talents will help guide our efforts to help America grow plant-based! Read more

Media Coverage for December 2018

Total Press Hits Generated: 17

  • Online: 4
  • Broadcast (TV/Radio): 0
  • Print (Newspapers & Magazines): 13

Total Circulation Reached: 302,468

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We are hiring! Job posting – Development / Major Gifts

Do you want to be part of an exciting organization dedicated to the advocacy and support of healthy and sustainable eating? The Plant Based Foods Association represents 125 company members including many of the nation’s leading brands. Our mission is to promote the plant-based foods industry by removing obstacles to a fair and competitive marketplace for alternatives to animal ingredients and products.

PBFA is seeking a full-time development / major gifts fundraising expert. Are you passionate about plant-based foods? Help us build and enhance relationships to support our 501 C-3 non-profit arm, the PBFA Research and Education Fund. Read more

We are hiring! Job posting – Marketing and Communications

Do you want to be part of an exciting organization dedicated to the advocacy and support of healthy and sustainable eating? The Plant Based Foods Association represents 125 company members including many of the nation’s leading brands. Our mission is to promote the plant-based foods industry by removing obstacles to a fair and competitive marketplace for alternatives to animal ingredients and products.

We are seeking a marketing and communications pro who can build on our momentum and support our growing association. You are a dynamic, driven communications professional who is passionate about plant-based foods and eager to develop and execute a communications program to support our important mission. Read more

Miyoko’s Scores Plant-Based Victory in Hometown of Petaluma!

In a win for the plant-based foods community, PBFA member Miyoko’s Kitchen scored a tremendous victory in their hometown of Petaluma, California when the local city council voted in favor of sending a letter to the FDA in support of Miyoko’s Kitchen and our members’ collective right to free speech.

The debate over dairy alternative labeling is still in full swing as dairy industry lobbyists continue to pressure the FDA to prevent plant-based food companies from using words such as “milk,” “cheese,” and “butter” on their foods.

In September, the FDA asked for input through a national “Request for Information” inviting opinions from stakeholders and the general public on the matter.

The letter from the mayor of Petaluma discusses the positive impact Miyoko’s Kitchen has had on the city’s economy by creating jobs, and how removing their right to label foods such as milk, cheese, and butter would hurt not only the company and its customers, but also the local economy.

As a result of the success in Petaluma, PBFA has created a letter template for our members’ use in your own communities with city officials- these letters can be submitted to the docket through January 28, 2019.

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