Monthly Archives: September 2016

Congratulations! 2016 Grocer, Producer & Associate of the Year

2016winnersAUGUSTA, MAINE  – September 29th, 2016  – The Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association (MGFPA) is proud to announce their prestigious 2016 awards. Food City and Save-a-Lot Stores located in Bridgton, Lewiston, Lisbon Falls, Livermore Falls, Turner, Waterville, and Wilton is the 2016 Grocer of the Year; Raye’s Mustard of Eastport, is the Producer of the Year, and United Insurance of Portland and 14 locations throughout Maine is the 2016 Associate of the Year.

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2016 Maine’s Best Bagger Championship

On September 27th, The Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association (MGFPA) hosted Maine’s
Third Annual Best Bagger Championship to honor our state’s “best” grocery checkout bagger.

14446047_10153909192033372_223907490268464810_nCongratulations to CHAMPION: Matt P. of Hannaford, 2nd Place: Samantha M. of Hannaford and 3rd place contestant: Jodi D. of Shaw’s!

Watch coverage via WCSH6 and the Sun Journal.

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USDA Issues Letter to All State Governors Regarding Federal GMO Preemption Law

Governor Paul LePage received a letter from the U.S. Department of Agriculture highlighting the newly passed federal legislation regarding the specific clause that preempts states from implementing their own GMO labeling regulations.  The letter also makes note that the USDA will shortly begin rule making to set in place a national standard for the labeling of genetically engineered products.  Maine’s GMO labeling law which is not in effect remains on the books but will not be implemented.

To read the letter, click here.

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