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Burns Takes On Health Policy Role at GMA

WASHINGTON — The Grocery Manufacturers Association has named Robert Burns vice president of health and nutrition policy.

Burns was most recently owner of Nutrition Implications, where he helped food organizations and companies develop strategic approaches to nutrition and health. Prior to that, he held leadership roles in Cadbury Schweppes and Mead Johnson. Burns will begin his duties on Nov. 15.

"Health and nutrition policy is critically important to GMA and its members companies and Dr. Burns clearly has the scientific expertise and proven leadership skills to take our work in this area to an even higher level of success," said Pam Bailey, president and chief executive officer of GMA, in a statement.