Programs & Initiatives

Helping an industry to solve problems, spark innovation and inspire collaboration.



The Consumer Brands Association, its member companies and retailers created SmartLabel®, a digital disclosure tool, to give consumers access to detailed information for thousands of food, beverage, personal care, household and pet care products.


Better Process Control School

The Consumer Brands Association is the leader in training for companies that produce low-acid and acidified foods, like tomato sauces, pickled products and even some foods for pets. It offers several educational resources and courses to keep students and industry professionals on the cutting edge of safety.


Food Waste Reduction Alliance

The Consumer Brands Association is a founding member of the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, an industry-led initiative focused on reducing the amount of food waste generated, increasing the amount of safe, nutritious food donated to those in need and diverting waste from landfills.


Facts Up Front

Facts Up Front, a program led by the Consumer Brands Association and the Food Marketing Institute, is a simple and easy-to-use labeling system that displays key nutrition information on the front of food and beverage packages.


Hands On Classrooms

The Hands On Classrooms program provides free resources for students, teachers, administrators and parents covering the basics of food safety, systems and processing. Using research-based lesson plans, student labs and hands-on activities, the program encourages interdisciplinary learning, peer support and classroom collaboration.