FMI – The Food Industry Association and Leslie G. Sarasin, its president and CEO, issued the following statement on the negotiations between freight rail networks and rail worker unions to ensure U.S. railroads remain operational and able to deliver critical products.
“FMI applauds the agreement reached early this morning between freight rail networks and their employees to ensure critical food products can continue to be manufactured and distributed to grocery stores and other facilities across the country,” the association said in a statement.
“Freight rail plays an important role in our nation’s food supply chain, delivering raw materials and packaging to food manufacturing and processing facilities that produce goods that Americans rely on to keep their families healthy and nourished. We are pleased all parties continued negotiating in good faith and came to a mutually beneficial agreement that keeps our nation’s rail networks open for business.”
As the food industry association, FMI works with and on behalf of the entire industry to advance a safer, healthier and more efficient consumer food supply chain. FMI brings together a range of members across the value chain – from retailers that sell to consumers, to producers that supply food and other products, as well as the wide variety of companies providing critical services – to amplify the collective work of the industry.
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