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Corn Refiners Association Welcomes New Food Policy Director

September 25, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is pleased to announce that Allison Cooke has joined its staff as Director of Food Policy.  In this role, she will help to lead development and execution of CRA’s science-based legislative and regulatory strategies at the local, state, federal, and international level concerning food, nutrition, agriculture, products, safety, and quality.

“We are very pleased to welcome Allison to the team,” said CRA President & CEO John Bode.  “Her exceptional academic credentials matched with her years of trade association experience in food and nutrition policy make her an outstanding fit for our organization as we continue to advocate for scientifically-supported and proven policies on behalf of consumers.”

Cooke joins CRA from Kellen, where she worked with the Calorie Control Council, the International Food Additives Council, and the Infant Nutrition Council of America. She also holds a Masters of Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

“More than ever, Americans are focused on making healthy choices for themselves and their families,” said Cooke. “I’m excited to join CRA and build upon their industry-leading efforts in assisting consumers to make informed decisions about their nutrition and well-being.”

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The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association representing the corn refining industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, starch, advanced bioproducts, corn oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein and fiber.

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