Officials, Policy Experts Headline OMA ‘Food Day’

On Wednesday, state officials and policy experts addressed industry leaders at the OMA’s 2019 Ohio Food Manufacturers Policy Council — also known as “Food Day.”

The well-attended event — chaired by Jennifer Sweeney, director – government affairs for Campbell Soup Company — featured key members of Gov. Mike DeWine’s cabinet. Providing executive branch insight were Directors Jack Marchbanks of the Ohio Department of Transportation; Dorothy Pelanda of the Ohio Department of Agriculture; and Laurie Stevenson of the Ohio EPA.

The day was filled with expert analysis on several issues, including:

The production of food and beverages contributes nearly $13 billion annually to Ohio’s economy, making it the state’s third-largest manufacturing sector. Ohio has approximately 1,300 food manufacturers, which employ more than 61,100 Ohio residents. 6/4/2019