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GMA Food Safety & Technical Services Laboratory Open House and Tour


Tuesday, April 3, 2012
1350 I Street, NW
Suite 300 [map]
Washington, DC 20005

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The Open House will be held on Tuesday, April 3rd, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

This Laboratory Open House is intended to give our valued members an opportunity to hear presentations from our technical experts in the areas of process safety and processing technologies, microbiology, chemistry, packaging & product integrity and forensics, as well as the GMA Claims Program. Following the formal presentation, members will have the opportunity to tour the labs and interact with the GMA technical staff.

Please note that the Open House will be held in conjunction with the GMA 2012 Science Forum meeting which is being hosted at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC on April 4-6, 2012.

In addition, for those interested members who have food safety and/or quality responsibilities, a pre-conference Workshop session entitled, “Validation of Food Safety Systems: Requirements, Regulations and Achieving Meaningful Results*,” will be held immediately following the Laboratory Open House on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 3, 2012 from 2:00-5:00 pm at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.

For additional information concerning the Laboratory Open House, Pre-Conference Session and the GMA Science Forum, please contact Dr. George Dunaif, VP-Food Safety & Technical Services at GMA at 202-639-5970 or via e-mail at gdunaif@gmaonline.org

Special note: This is the week of the highly popular National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. If you are planning to attend the Laboratory Open House, Pre-Conference Workshop and/or the GMA Science Forum, it is very important that you make your hotel reservations as soon as practical to assure availability. Please see hotel information and cut-off date below.


Related Web Pages and Sites:
Science Forum 2012
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2012 National Cherry Blossom Festival

Who Should Attend:
Food Safety, Quality and Technical professionals

GMA Members who currently use or may have used any of the following laboratory or technical services:

-Process Safety and Process Technologies
-Microbiology
-Chemistry
-Packaging Integrity
-Product Integrity
-Forensics
-GMA Claims Program

General Hotel Information:
GMA is pleased to offer the participants of the Laboratory Open House accommodations at the Omni Shoreham Hotel at an excellent and special member rate.

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street NW (at Connecticut Ave)
Washington, DC 20008
202.234.0700

Conference attendees are responsible for making their own room reservations at the Omni Shoreham Hotel by calling 202.234.0700 or 800.THE.OMNI. Please be certain to mention you are attending the GMA Science Forum when making your reservation to secure the group rate of $219.00, plus applicable taxes. Group rates and availability cannot be guaranteed after the cut-off date of March 9, 2012.



Travel Information:
Special note: This is the week of the highly popular National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. If you are planning to attend the Laboratory Open House, Pre-Conference Workshop and/or the GMA Science Forum, it is very important that you make your hotel reservations as soon as practical to assure availability. Please see hotel information and cut-off date above.


For more information please contact:
Ms. Tonnetta Brown
Coordinator, Science Policy