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Charlie Arnot

Charlie Arnot

Charlie is CEO of the Center for Food Integrity and president of CMA, a consulting company with offices in Missouri, Iowa and Ohio. The Center for Food Integrity is a national non-profit organization dedicated to building consumer trust and confidence in the U.S. food system.

In his role as president of CMA, Charlie and the CMA team work with companies and associations across the food system to develop and implement sustainable solutions in issues management, public relations, strategic facilitation and marketing communications.

Prior to founding CMA, Charlie spent 10 years as vice president of communications and public affairs for Premium Standard Farms. Additionally, he’s worked for a public relations agency, was an award-winning radio journalist, and worked in video and film. Charlie grew up in southeast Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. Charlie is an ex-officio member of the CFI Board of Directors.

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Before crisis strikes: Earn consumer trust through transparency


No one is immune from a food safety crisis and its ripple effects on consumers, stakeholders and hard-earned reputations. Maybe you’re fortunate and it’s been smooth sailing so far. But be prepared. A crisis – whether big or small – is in your future and earning trust is critical to successfully managing the fallout. The… Continue Reading

Food Safety: Lightning Rod for Consumer Outrage


Diana: “We have had more than 24 of your expired pouches, and my son has had diarrhea for a week!!!!!!! Honestly, giving me a voucher to buy more pouches is not adequate compensation for my son’s pain and suffering!” Rebeccah: “My daughter is still experiencing diarrhea. I hate not knowing what could be going on… Continue Reading