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The accompanying manual for the Acidified Foods Manufacturing School offered through North Carolina State University. The program provides instruction in concepts ranging from food handling techniques to critical factors in acidification. This program qualifies commercial operators and plants producing acidified foods to meet the requirements of the umbrella GMP and the specific GMP for acidified foods.

Paperback - $75.00
Product #SRA-2014-a

This is a guidance document for the peanut shelling industry and provides examples of prerequisite and HACCP programs that can be used in ensuring the safe shelling of peanuts. The handbook is part of a broader nut industry initiative to provide food safety guidance for the supply chain and was developed using GMA’s Industry Handbook for the Safe Processing of Nuts and American Peanut Council’s Good Management Practices, 2009 as a foundation.

PDF - $0.00
Product #SRA-2016-sa1

The pistachio industry has historically focused on fungal contaminants, the associated mycotoxins, and chronic food safety risks. These revised Good Agricultural Practices will retain the earlier sections on aflatoxin risk while adding greater emphasis on managing the more acute microbial contamination risks.

Food safety risks in minimally processed dry products like almonds, pistachios, and peanuts are different from high moisture foods. Yet, there are still many similarities among crop production practices in different commodities and, thus, these guidelines incorporate aspects of microbial control found to be practicable and valuable in other crops.

PDF - $0.00
Product #SRA-2010-sa2

All food products are coming under increasing scrutiny by government agencies and consumer groups. With the fast growth of the California almond industry comes the increasing risk of contamination from various sources. Contamination control programs do not start and stop at the huller/sheller or handler. Prevention steps must begin at the farm. Current technologies cannot eliminate all potential food safety hazards; however, by utilizing Good Agricultural Practices you can minimize the risk of contamination.

This guide is designed to help you examine and improve your own growing practices and ensure that they meet the generally accepted standards of Good Agricultural Practices.

PDF - $0.00
Product #SRA-2010-sa3

This slide deck, available for direct download, contains the Spanish version of 17 PowerPoint presentations which illustrate the primary concepts and figures contained in our Canned Foods manual, 7th edition. An excellent training aid for anyone teaching Better Process Control Schools.

PowerPoints & End-User License Agreement - $750.00
Product #SEF-2007-as
canned foods manuals, 7th edition spanish cover

An excellent reference for food processors, Canned Foods is recognized by FDA and USDA as the required textbook for all approved Better Process Control Schools.

Paperback - $110.00
Product #SEF-2007-a

The Alliance seeks to reduce food waste throughout the supply chain. The goals of the FWRA are three-fold:
1. To avoid and reduce food waste wherever possible within members’ operations and supply chains.
2. To increase the donation of safe and healthy foods that would have gone to waste and to send food to food banks to help address hunger issues.
3. To divert unavoidable food waste away from landfills toward higher value uses, such as animal feed, composting, and waste-to-energy.

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2013-a

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) developed a companion annex to the Salmonella Control Guidance. This extensive literature review covers the risk factors for and sources of Salmonella contamination, as well as survival and inactivation of Salmonella in low moisture food.

PDF - $0.00
Product #SRA-2009-c1
GMA SEF Webinar Series

In this series, you will learn about the hazards of combustible dust and the regulations applicable to your business, how to conduct a dust hazard analysis and how to mitigate the effects of combustible dust.

GMA Members/SEF Donors-PDF & On Demand Recording - $300.00
Nonmembers - PDF & On Demand Recording - $375.00
Product #SEF-2016-a1
GMA SEF Webinar Series

This hour-long webinar provides viewers with an introduction into the hazards associated with combustible dust and the regulatory standards that apply to industry.

GMA Members/SEF Donors-PDF & On Demand Recording - $125.00
Nonmembers - PDF & On Demand Recording - $150.00
Product #SEF-2016-a1a
GMA SEF Webinar Series

This hour-long webinar will provide viewers with a guide to identifying combustible dust hazards in manufacturing facilities and the steps involved in conducting a dust hazard analysis.

GMA Members/SEF Donors-PDF & On Demand Recording - $125.00
Nonmembers - PDF & On Demand Recording - $150.00
Product #SEF-2016-a1b
GMA SEF Webinar Series

This hour-long webinar provides information on the safeguards used to mitigate the hazards associated with combustible dust and how to determine what is appropriate for your facility.

GMA Members/SEF Donors-PDF & On Demand Recording - $125.00
Nonmembers - PDF & On Demand Recording - $150.00
Product #SEF-2016-a1c

This slide set, available for direct download, contains 17 PowerPoint presentations which illustrate the primary textual concepts and images contained in our latest Canned Foods manual, 8th edition. An excellent teaching aid for anyone teaching Better Process Control Schools.

Digital Download - $750.00
Product #SEF-2015-b

Product #GA-2017-b

Your company needs to prepare to respond to USDA’s questions. In this two-part series, participants will benefit from legal expertise from an attorney who was instrumental in helping to draft the Biotech Disclosure Law and hear directly from the USDA staff who will be drafting the regulations.

Members - $0.00
Nonmembers - $99.00
Product #GA-2017-a
GMA Webinar Series

With the signing of the Biotech Disclosure Law (P.L. 114-216) in July 2016, USDA started working immediately to implement the law. Learn about this critical law and what to expect from the rulemaking from Martin Hahn, Partner with Hogan Lovells and hear directly from experts on SmartLabelTM, a digital tool for consumers to learn more about ingredients in their food and beverage products, and how it can be used to comply with the Biotech Disclosure Law.

GMA Members - PDF & On Demand Recording - $0.00
Nonmembers - PDF & On Demand Recording - $99.00
Product #GA-2016-b

This guide offers best practices to help manufacturers and retailers address counterfeit goods in the marketplace. For the purposes of this guide, counterfeit goods are defined as illegitimately manufactured or adulterated goods. This guide does not address stolen goods, or products such as “replica” or “genuine imitation” items that do not otherwise violate a brand owner’s rights. This best practices guide presents methods for counterfeit detection, prevention and deterrence, as well as recommendations for responding to the discovery of suspect goods. This guide allows companies to benchmark their efforts and policies related to counterfeit product against what other consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are doing to safeguard their supply chains, protect their brand image and ensure the integrity of their customer and consumer relationships.

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2014-b
Canned Foods, 8th Edition

The quintessential processors handbook! Updated last summer, the 8th edition of our Canned Foods Manual includes the latest FDA process filing requirements, cooling water essentials, the use of new flexible and semirigid containers, and key elements from the Food Safety Modernization Act!

Paperback - $110.00
Product #SEF-2015-c

This report focuses on the financial recovery aspects of a recall by addressing:

• What is the true cost of a recall?
• How do companies manage recall risks?
• What are effective strategies for financial recovery?

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2011-c

This valuable book takes the latest in one of ECR’s most important enabling technologies - bar-coding and case markings - and applies it to a company’s day-to-day business shipping needs. Concentrating on the two primary grocery industry business applications - unit-of- sale and shipping units - it develops fully yet briefly the uses of the U.P.C. or SCC-14, the SSCC-18, the UCC/ EAN-128 bar-code symbology and others. Led by GMA and published by GMA along with FMI and FDI in cooperation with the Joint Industry Case Markings Work Group.

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-1996-cm

This publication provides the food production and distribution industry with a custom cost analysis model for use between manufacturers and distributors. The model aids the partners in assessing the economic impact of case pack quantity changes on the total supply chain. The report discusses the impact case pack changes can have on consumer behavior and the reasons why case pack optimization is important and concludes that if supply chain costs and consumer demand effects are considered together, companies will benefit from increased profitability in two ways: a reduction in behind-the-scenes operating costs and an increase in sales to consumers.

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2000-cp

Find out what's missing from your organization's food safety culture and how to measure it. In this 60-minute webinar Campden BRI experts Dr. Joanne Taylor and Mr. Bertrand Emond explain how you can improve the food safety culture in your organization using a tool called 'The Culture Excellence Model'.

GMA Members/SEF Donors - PDF & On-Demand Recording - $125.00
Nonmembers - PDF & On-Demand Recording - $175.00
Product #SEF-2016-c

This guide contains information on materials, containers, product chemistry and best cannery practices to maximize corrosion shelf life by optimizing variables that increase corrosion service life.

GMA Members - PDF - $16.99
Nonmembers - PDF - $33.99
Product #SRA-2002-cc
GMA Technical Guidance

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Salmonella Control Task Force developed this guidance to address the control of Salmonella when manufacturing low-moisture foods. The guidance is applicable to various products that include, but are not limited to, peanut butter, cereals, dry protein products, confections, snacks, spices, animal feeds, pet foods and pet treats. Depending on the susceptibility of the product to Salmonella contamination, all or selected practices described in this guidance may be applied. The guidance outlines best-practices in various topics including hygienic design, hygienic practices, verification and validation.

PDF - $0.00
Product #SRA-2009-c

While PLM is an effective capability to reach performance goals, firing on all PLM cylinders remains challenging, especially for consumer companies contending with fewer resources to invest. The good news: leading companies have shown that seizing the right opportunities to refine PLM strategies and capabilities will result in winning products, produced and delivered cost effectively. This report will discuss current and leading PLM practices and capabilities and provide a short action plan of PLM refinements that have proven to significantly impact product success.

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2009-c

Our report identifies a set of successful practices for Shelf-Centered Collaboration that significantly improves program effectiveness and enhances efforts to build market-leading merchandising and supply chain capabilities.

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2006-cv

A pamphlet that explains the harmless phenomenon of magnesium ammonium phosphate crystals in canned seafood. A good education tool for your consumer affairs and claims staff.

PDF - $0.00
Product #SRA-2004-c

This article shares the findings of the 2014 Customer and Channel Management (CCM) Survey and provides an up-to-date perspective on the practices of top performing CPG companies. Our distinctive approach, linking customer and channel management practices to in-market results, gives us a unique perspective on which practices matter most and how much value they generate.

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2014-c

This report summarizes the findings of the 2010 edition of the Customer and Channel Management (CCM) Survey, which provides an up-to-date perspective on the practices of top-performing CPG companies. Unlike other market surveys, this effort links companies’ financial performance and in-market results with selfreported practices to identify winning practices.

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2010-c

In this report, we discuss CPG companies’ winning practices in the following performance areas: sales strategy, pricing and trade investment, the Hispanic market, high-growth channels, sales technology, and the “battle at the shelf.” Those companies that embraced winning practices were rewarded with above-average financial performance and a strong foundation for future growth.

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2012-c

In this challenging market, we see great disparity between those companies that have executed winning sales strategies and those that have not – with winners being able to do far more with far less. In the 2008 Customer and Channel Management (CCM) survey, we defined winners across four dimensions – sales coverage and execution, pricing, trade promotion, and shopper marketing. The “best of the best” – those companies that had winning practices across multiple dimensions – are achieving 3.6 percent sales growth above the categories in which they compete, while decreasing their sales costs as a percent of net sales by 6.1 percent.

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2008-cc

The 2008 GMA/Deloitte Shopper Marketing study focuses on the shopper marketing experiences and lessons learned at many retailers and consumer products manufacturers across North America. This study captures the experiences of retailers and consumer goods companies, pointing out ways to avoid the pitfalls and to become effective at shopper marketing. In completing the research, the GMA/Deloitte team paid particular attention to:

• Defining and exploring effective models of collaboration
• Testing linkages between strategy and company deployment and activation models
• Understanding how retailers, manufacturers and other stakeholders define and measure success

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2008-d

This 21st century operating model where workforce development and engagement are essential components driving productivity and growth would offer workers a factory environment in which they have more autonomy and independence; are involved in greater team efforts; are rewarded for reaching performance targets; and are encouraged to be the leaders of plant and operational improvement efforts.

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2012-de

At the conclusion of this webinar, viewers will have the knowledge and tools to determine what records your company must create and retain as part of the final Preventive Controls rule, describe the scope of FDA's records access under FSMA, and apply practical tips and industry practices to your recordkeeping procedures.

GMA Members - PDF & On Demand Recording - $89.00
Nonmembers - PDF & On Demand Recording - $189.00
Product #SRA-2016-d
GMA SEF Webinar Series

Consumer interest in food is at an all-time high and mistrust in today’s food system is now the norm. In this webinar, we examine the latest research on the most trusted messages and messengers, and how to share technical and scientific information so consumers consider it in their decision-making process.

GMA Members/SEF Donors-PDF & On Demand Recording - $125.00
Nonmembers - PDF & On Demand Recording - $150.00
Product #SEF-2015-e1
GMA SEF Webinar Series

Too often when consumers have questions about food production, we strive to “educate” by providing just the science and facts. But to truly build trust and credibility, and ensure that our information is considered in consumers’ complex decision-making processes, we must lead with our values. In this webinar, we learn more about The Center for Food Integrity’s trust models and explore why values matter to effective engagement as well as explore CFI’s trust research that illustrates why finding values connections with consumers can help us move the needle.

GMA Members/SEF Donors-PDF & On Demand Recording - $125.00
Nonmembers - PDF & On Demand Recording - $150.00
Product #SEF-2015-e2
GMA SEF Webinar Series

Overwhelming scientific consensus tells us that genetically modified foods are safe and that humans contribute more to antibiotic resistance than animals. Yet consumer skepticism about these and other issues continues to be widespread. In the third installment of this webinar series, you will learn which messages and messengers matter most, how to effectively communicate to build trust, and ensure that today’s skeptical consumers consider the science as they make decisions about food, how it’s produced and who’s producing it.

GMA Members/SEF Donors-PDF & On Demand Recording - $125.00
Nonmembers - PDF & On Demand Recording - $150.00
Product #SEF-2015-e3

Enterprise social computing, as addressed in this white paper, focuses on innovations within the enterprise. This paper explores a proven road map for integrating social computing within the four walls of the enterprise, driving an accelerated and enhanced communications culture that can help organizations leverage their greatest assets: people and their relationships.

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2011-es

By featuring willing and valuable partners, this guide will develop relationships that can change critical environmental challenges in packaging, energy and water into opportunities to run better businesses and meet consumer concerns. Businesses can tackle sustainability head on by engaging stakeholders, developing partnerships and integrating environmental stewardship into corporate social responsibility

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2009-es

The Electronic Product Code (EPC) and its complementary radio frequency identification (RFID) technology have generated a significant amount of interest and activity in the consumer goods and retail industries over the last few years. Retailers and manufacturers alike have been piloting the technology within stores, distribution centers (DCs) and internal operations, and sharing product movement data across company boundaries. To gain a current perspective on the state of adoption, the Grocery Manufacturers Association commissioned a survey of North American manufacturers, and this report summarizes progress around case- and pallet-level adoption to date.

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2006-er

This guide is the GMA Equipment Design Checklist for Low Moisture Foods to evaluate compliance with the GMA Sanitary Design Principles for low moisture foods.

Excel Worksheet - $0.00
Product #SRA-2010-e

Este guia é a Lista de verificação de design de equipamentos para alimentos de baixa umidade da GMA usada para avaliar a conformidade com os Princípios de design sanitário da GMA para alimentos de baixa umidade.

Excel Worksheet - $0.00
Product #SRA-2010-ep

This publication provides additional guidance and assistance to seafood processors in systematically designing and conducting a "scientific study" to establish and/or verify the adequacy of a heat process used for producing a ready-to-eat, perishable seafood product.

GMA Members - PDF - $28.99
Nonmembers - PDF - $57.99
Product #SRA-2005-e

Consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs) of all kinds can realize extensive value by scrutinizing their sales and marketing agency (SMA) usage decisions more thoroughly. After all, almost 90 percent of North American CPGs already use SMAs in some form. Yet, in our analysis, very few CPGs today can fully quantify the results. Bottom line: Significant opportunity remains for CPGs to optimize their outsourcing strategy and drive value creation.

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2010-m

This report examines the growing trend of outsourcing sales and marketing functions and provides the first detailed assessment of the value contribution of SMAs to CPG manufacturers and retailers. Based on the findings of an empirical study of the prevalence of practices and their consequent impact on meeting performance objectives, this report identifies certain best practices in outsourcing sales and marketing tasks that increase efficiency and effectiveness of the CPG industry.

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2008-o

This guide is the GMA Facility Design Checklist to evaluate compliance with the GMA Sanitary Design Principles.

The GMA Sanitation Working Group has written the Facility Design Checklist to support and identify specifics of each of ten principles of sanitary design for food processing establishments. Using this tool will assist designers with identification of problem areas and potential design flaws that limit the effectiveness of cleaning and / or operational sanitation concerns.

Excel Worksheet - $0.00
Product #SRA-2010-f

O Grupo de trabalho de saneamento da GMA criou a Lista de verificação de design de instalações para oferecer suporte e estabelecer especificidades de dez princípios de design sanitário destinados a estabelecimentos de processamento de alimentos. Esta ferramenta auxiliará os designers a identificar áreas problemáticas e potenciais falhas de design que limitem a eficácia da limpeza e/ou questões sanitárias operacionais.

Excel Worksheet - $0.00
Product #SRA-2010-fp

In this paper, we focus on tactical ways that CPG companies are defying the recession - for instance, by containing IT costs - and offer strategic perspectives including a discussion of the implications of higher-priced credit. This report also contains an analysis of where the industry stands in relation to the current economic downturn, as well as interviews with GMA CFO Committee Chairman Don Mulligan (General Mills, Incorporated) and Vice Chairman Bert Alfonso (The Hershey Company).

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2009-fp

In 2006, the median total shareholder return (TSR) achieved historically strong levels. The public equity markets saw the long-term value in CPG manufacturers, as industry shareholder return (as measured by a market-weighted index) was greater than both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones for the year. After uncharacteristically low one-year returns versus five-year returns in 2005, the adage “invest for the long haul” (in consumer products) looked especially true in 2006.

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2007-fp

The themes of two prior year reports were necessarily dictated by external economic conditions. Our 2009 report was issued in the midst of a major financial crisis and subsequent recession; in 2010 we reported on companies hunkered down amidst an historic consumers reluctance to spend. Today, despite rising commodity costs and uncertain consumer confidence, we are in recovery mode, with CPG companies focused on their growth agenda and looking to international expansion as an opportunity to enhance both the top and bottom lines.

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2011-f

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) enlisted Deloitte to conduct a study to examine the behavior of consumers related to the purchase of sustainable products. We conducted a direct study of more than 6,000 shopper experiences in 11 major retailers of varying formats to understand the characteristics of the green shopper and to examine their shopping responses to sustainability issues. This paper examines the characteristics and the behaviors of this shopper in greater detail to understand the emerging green shopper and the market opportunity to serve them.

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2009-f

The first pictographic dictionary of common defects for the flexible packaging industry drafted by the GMA (formerly NFPA) Flexible Package Integrity Committee (formed January 26, 1984). The committee involved over 130 packaging experts in the development of this bulletin to serve three purposes:

1) A resource that producers, developers, and processors of four types of flexible packages could use as a pictorial dictionary to identify and classify common defects.
2) Establish good manufacturing practice guidelines for primary manufacture of acceptable packages including “Hold for Investigation” (HFI) guidelines for industry approval.
3) List appropriate test methods for each of the four package types for testing filled packages.

GMA Members & Nonmembers - PDF - $39.99
Product #SRA-1989-f
Product Image

Overlay this clear plastic ruler tool over any packaging to quickly check if your type size complies with the FDA's latest labeling rules.

GMA Members - $10.00
Nonmembers - $15.00
Product #SRA-2016-l
Food for Thought

In this web chat, learn what is expected of food manufacturers regarding recalls under the Food Safety Modernization Act. In addition to providing best practices for food recalls under FSMA, the 45 minute session focuses heavily on FDA and food safety experts answering questions from the web chat’s live audience.

On Demand Recording - $0.00
Product #SRA-2016-f6
Food for Thought

In this web chat, PepsiCo's North American Nutrition Division, and Kim Combs, recall/regulatory compliance manager for the Kroger Co. shared their knowledge, experience, and most importantly, answered questions from industry in real time about easing and simplifying the recall process while remaining compliant with FSMA and other food safety regulations and standards.

On Demand Recording - $0.00
Product #IA-2016-f
GMA Webinar Series

An introductory short course on food labeling, laying the foundation of the laws governing food labeling and the concepts and terminology of what's required to develop a food label. Viewers will have the knowledge and resources to identify statutory authorities that govern food labeling, describe the required label elements for FDA and USDA-regulated products, and describe the different approaches that FDA and USDA prescribe to food labeling.

GMA Members - PDF & On Demand Recording - $50.00
Nonmembers - PDF & On Demand Recording - $100.00
Product #SRA-2016-f5

This manual provides basic information on security procedures and practices that are applicable to food processing plants, distribution centers, and supermarkets.

The manual serves two purposes:

- Allows companies with security programs in place the opportunity to compare their programs against those offered in this manual.
-Provides companies without a security professional on staff the information and practice steps to initiate security measures to protect their employees, customers, physical assets, and products.

PDF - $0.00
Product #SRA-2002-f

This reference manual is an invaluable tool chest for companies in search of examples of successful management practices for suppliers. Designed to aid companies in selecting valued business partners capable of supplying ingredients, food contact packaging and services that help ensure the safety of foods, this handbook follows a typical procurement process by focusing on the critical aspects of selecting a preferred supplier. Developed for ingredient suppliers and service providers to the food industry in the United States, this handbook is an essential resource for meeting U.S. regulatory requirements and implementing a successful system designed to minimize the potential for product adulteration and contamination.

PDF - $0.00
Product #SRA-2008-f

This reference manual is an invaluable tool chest for companies in search of examples of successful management practices for suppliers. Designed to aid companies in selecting valued business partners capable of supplying ingredients, food contact packaging and services that help ensure the safety of foods, this handbook follows a typical procurement process by focusing on the critical aspects of selecting a preferred supplier. Developed for ingredient suppliers and service providers to the food industry in the United States, this handbook is an essential resource for meeting U.S. regulatory requirements and implementing a successful system designed to minimize the potential for product adulteration and contamination.

PDF - $0.00
Product #SRA-2008-fc

This reference manual is an invaluable tool chest for companies in search of examples of successful management practices for suppliers. Designed to aid companies in selecting valued business partners capable of supplying ingredients, food contact packaging and services that help ensure the safety of foods, this handbook follows a typical procurement process by focusing on the critical aspects of selecting a preferred supplier. Developed for ingredient suppliers and service providers to the food industry in the United States, this handbook is an essential resource for meeting U.S. regulatory requirements and implementing a successful system designed to minimize the potential for product adulteration and contamination.

PDF - $0.00
Product #SRA-2008-ff

This reference manual is an invaluable tool chest for companies in search of examples of successful management practices for suppliers. Designed to aid companies in selecting valued business partners capable of supplying ingredients, food contact packaging and services that help ensure the safety of foods, this handbook follows a typical procurement process by focusing on the critical aspects of selecting a preferred supplier. Developed for ingredient suppliers and service providers to the food industry in the United States, this handbook is an essential resource for meeting U.S. regulatory requirements and implementing a successful system designed to minimize the potential for product adulteration and contamination.

PDF - $0.00
Product #SRA-2008-fj

This reference manual is an invaluable tool chest for companies in search of examples of successful management practices for suppliers. Designed to aid companies in selecting valued business partners capable of supplying ingredients, food contact packaging and services that help ensure the safety of foods, this handbook follows a typical procurement process by focusing on the critical aspects of selecting a preferred supplier. Developed for ingredient suppliers and service providers to the food industry in the United States, this handbook is an essential resource for meeting U.S. regulatory requirements and implementing a successful system designed to minimize the potential for product adulteration and contamination.

PDF - $0.00
Product #SRA-2008-fr

This reference manual is an invaluable tool chest for companies in search of examples of successful management practices for suppliers. Designed to aid companies in selecting valued business partners capable of supplying ingredients, food contact packaging and services that help ensure the safety of foods, this handbook follows a typical procurement process by focusing on the critical aspects of selecting a preferred supplier. Developed for ingredient suppliers and service providers to the food industry in the United States, this handbook is an essential resource for meeting U.S. regulatory requirements and implementing a successful system designed to minimize the potential for product adulteration and contamination.

PDF - $0.00
Product #SRA-2008-fs

FWRA’s scope of work is focused on manufacturing and processing; transportation; and food sales (in store and in restaurant) of food products. Parts of the value chain not currently included in our work are agricultural food production and consumer behavior in-home. This is with the understanding that we would first aim to understand and tackle issues where FWRA member companies can make the biggest impact. For the next three years FWRA plans to further address how we can eliminate waste in the first place in our section of the value chain. Recognizing that in-home food waste is a major contributor to food waste sent to landfill, FWRA is supportive of efforts that provide a better understanding of consumer behavior and related in-home waste issues, but it remains out of the scope of our direct work.

Learn more about the Food Waste Reduction Alliance at http://www.foodwastealliance.org/

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Product #IA-2015-f2

The initial scope of work was designed to focus on manufacturing and processing; transportation, and food sales (in store and in restaurant) of food products. Parts of the value chain specifically excluded were agricultural food production and consumer behavior in home with understanding that we would first aim to understand and tackle issues where the FWRA member companies can make the biggest impact. The FWRA plans to address agricultural production and in-home waste issues in the future.

Learn more about the Food Waste Reduction Alliance at http://www.foodwastealliance.org/

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Product #IA-2014-f1

This report begins with the Executive Summary and our primary discussion of the year’s financial data. This is followed by our Top Performing Companies (TPC) analysis, which reveals those characteristics common among companies that showed the best performance in 2009.

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Product #IA-2010-fb

Our experts break down this final rule imposing new requirements on registered food facilities into an easy-to-understand digest while offering unique insight on the implications for your operation.

GMA Members - PDF & On Demand Recording - $49.99
Nonmembers - PDF & On Demand Recording - $149.00
Product #SRA-2016-f4
FSMA Final Rules Webinar Series

This 90-minute webinar, brought to you by GMA and Hogan Lovells, breaks down the final Preventive Controls rules for both human and animal food into an easy-to-understand digest while offering unique insight on the implications for your operation.

GMA Members - PDF & On Demand Recording - $49.99
Nonmembers - PDF & On Demand Recording - $149.99
Product #SRA-2015-f1
GMA Webinar Series

Our experts and our team from Hogan Lovells -- Elizabeth Fawell and Maile Hermida -- break down the final Sanitary Transportation rule into an easy-to-understand digest while offering unique insight on the implications for your operation.

GMA Members - PDF & On Demand Recording - $49.99
Nonmembers - PDF & On Demand Recording - $149.99
Product #SRA-2016-f3

This report provides information on the out-of-stock situation in the grocery channel. GMA's Direct Store Delivery Committee launched an in-depth study to quantify the problem of out-of-stocks, understand consumer reaction when confronted with an out-of-stock, identify root causes and explore possible solutions for DSD categories. The study tracked over 1,600 items in seven DSD categories in 20 stores for 14 consecutive days. Additionally, ems provided daily out-of-stocks data for the top 25 grocery categories from 500 stores across five regions, resulting in more than 92 million individual store/item/day observations. The publication provides comprehensive data and analysis of the issue as well as a roadmap for trading partners to use to reduce the level of out-of-stocks at retail.

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2002-r

To understand how CPG companies are responding to this new world, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and The Boston Consulting Group conducted an in-depth IT-benchmarking survey. GMA last undertook such a survey in 2010. The current report, drawing on data from 27 leading CPG companies, reveals how new technologies are remaking CPG IT and transforming the role of IT leaders throughout the industry.

PDF - $0.00
Product #IA-2013-IT

The purpose of a sanitation program is to provide a clean and sanitary environment for the safe manufacturing and handling of food products. The program should be written with the goal of producing safe food, with this goal in mind the cornerstone of an effective program is well developed Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP).

Excel Worksheet - $0.00
Product #SRA-2015-ss

Donation - $10.00
Product #SEF-Fund
GMA Webinar Series

In this two-part webinar seasoned lawyers & experts at FDA break down the final rule into an easy-to-digest format. Learn what the final rule means, how the changes will impact approaches to achieving GRAS status for the new use of a substance in food, and prepare for possible legal challenges the private sector can be expected to encounter under this new rule.

GMA Members - PDF & On Demand Recording - $49.00
Nonmembers - PDF & On Demand Recording - $149.00
Product #SRA-2016-g1
GMA Technical Guidance

Created to provide guidance to food testing laboratories on Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and to provide information to food manufacturing companies on criteria that can be used to select and evaluate a laboratory. Includes a laboratory checklist which can be used for initial laboratory selection and ongoing auditing.

PDF - $0.00
Product #SRA-2016-g

For operators of facilities that manufacture or store U.S. Food and Drug Administration-regulated food products, an FDA inspection of these facilities is inevitable. And in light of increased public and legislative focus on food safety issues, the frequency of inspections is likely to increase in the coming years. While regulatory compliance is paramount for a successful inspection outcome, knowledge of the inspection process and preparation of strategic players can reduce anxiety and limit errors associated with inspections.

GMA Members - PDF - $79.99
Nonmembers - PDF - $183.99
Product #SRA-2011-g

The Fourth Edition of Guidelines for Evaluation and Disposition of Damaged Food Containers includes glass damage assessment in addition to cans, and contains numerous illustrations assisting in damage assessment.

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Product #SRA-1999-g

Your one step guide to developing and applying safe thermal processes for foods in flexible containers and processed with still retorts witoverriding pressure. Includes information on the temperature distribution and product heating rates in the retort, heat penetration tests, thermal process determination, biological process evaluation, and regulatory requirements.

GMA Members - PDF - $16.99
Nonmembers - PDF - $33.99
Product #SRA-1985-g

These guidelines are intended for manufacturers of retail NRTE products (both FSIS- and FDAregulated) that, by definition, require a pathogen lethality treatment (cooking) by consumers before consumption in their homes. Use of these guidelines will help assure that the cooking instructions are capable of achieving a time/temperature combination sufficient to reduce the number of vegetative pathogens that might be present in NRTE food products to a safe level.

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Product #SRA-2008-v
HACCP Manual, 5th Edition

This popular instructional and resource manual builds on the knowledge and practical teachings used by the industry to teach and implement HACCP. Featuring new advances in food science and regulatory references from the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), this text is a must for HACCP-related food safety management.

Check out our Online HACCP Training created in partnership with Vivid Learning Systems. Mention your GMA membership for a discounted rate!

Paperback - $89.99
Product #SRA-2014-h
HACCP manual, 4th edition spanish cover

The 4th edition of this highly successful manual is designed to assist in the development of a HACCP plan to meet a company's needs and comply with applicable U.S. regulations for meat, poultry, seafood and juice. Available in Spanish.

Paperback - $89.99
Product #SRA-2008-hs
HACCP Slides, 4th Ed. (English)

This slide set, available for direct download, containing 15 PowerPoint presentations, highlights the main concepts covered in HACCP: A Systematic Approach to Food Safety, 4th edition. An excellent training aid for anyone teaching HACCP workshops. 4th edition

Electronic - $500.00
Product #SRA-2006-ht

NEW! The second edition of this handbook has been designed as a tool chest of guidance material for all of the nut industry to utilize in developing stronger food safety measures and programs relevant to their sector of the business. A cross section of the nut growing, shelling and processing industry has been involved in development of the handbook, which promotes understanding of the role each segment plays in nut safety.

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Product #SRA-2016-s

The 2006 GMA Information Technology Investment and Effectiveness Study was conducted by IBM on behalf of GMA. It aims to provide a clear picture of the state of IT within the CP industry; to analyze IT spending and investment trends; and to assess how business executives view the effectiveness of the IT function.

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Product #IA-2006-i

The 2008 GMA Information Technology Investment and Effectiveness Study was conducted by IBM in conjunction with AMR Research on behalf of GMA. It provides a clear picture of the state of IT within the CP industry; analyzes IT spending and investment patterns; and compares the perspectives of business and IT executives on the effectiveness of the IT function. This year’s study is the ninth such analysis to be completed.

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Product #IA-2008-i

Results of the Ingredient Supplier Benchmarking Questionnaire from GMA's Leading Supplier Practices Share Group (LSPSG) survey distributed in 2012.

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Product #SRA-2012-I

A.T. Kearney and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) performed a comprehensive study based on interviews with 124 leading CPG industry executives covering their top industry issues and the challenges and opportunities associated with them. the information gathered during those open-ended interviews has been compiled and quantified to provide insight into the CPG Agenda for 2006 and beyond.

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Product #IA-2006-ii

The objective of this document is to provide guidelines for an “end-to-end digital coupon process” in the form of functional requirements. The purpose of outlining general processes and functional requirements is to ensure that all parties involved in the life cycle of a digital coupon offer achieve their desired objectives in a high-quality, well-controlled manner, while making every effort to prevent fraud.

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Product #IA-2013-ji

In this study, we want to discover and analyze the underlying causes of unsaleables throughout the value chain and identify actionable solutions companies can adopt and customize. This study identifies and measures unsaleables costs providing insight to opportunities that have a direct impact on the bottom line.

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Product #IA-2008-jr

GMA Members - $5.00
Non-Members - $15.00
Product #SL16
Managing Allergens Cover

This comprehensive publication—authored by GMA scientific and regulatory experts—is designed to assist food processors in meeting the challenge of creating effective allergen control and management strategies.

GMA Members - PDF - $0.00
Nonmembers - PDF - $29.99
Product #SRA-2009-ma
GMA SEF Webinar Series

This webinar, led by Lone Jespersen, provides insight into practical ways to measure and strengthen food safety culture for food manufacturers. Learn about dimensions and measures of food safety culture through practical cases and applied theories from organizational culture and social cognitive theory. Featuring the measuring tool "Cultivate Food Safety" and introductory remarks by Joann Givens, Acting Regional Food and Drug Director, ORA, Central Region.

GMA Members/SEF Donors-PDF & On Demand Recording - $100.00
Nonmembers - PDF & On Demand Recording - $150.00
Product #SEF-2015-m

GMA’s “Minimizing the Presence of and Handling Abnormal Containers of Commercially Sterile Foods” was developed for processors, transporters and warehouse operators in the commercially sterile food industry. These practices can be applied universally, but the regulations cited herein are those that apply in the United States. Processors, transporters and warehouse operators may want to consider the food safety programs referenced in this document as the foundation for a successful system designed to minimize the potential for product spoilage from both underprocessing and container abuse.

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Product #SRA-2008-m

This guidance document, based on the 2009 GMA report, Control of Salmonella in Low Moisture Foods, was prepared to provide guidance to members of the US pasta industry for mitigating and controlling Salmonella in their facilities. These practices are recommended as an extension of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).

GMA Members - PDF - $0.00
Product #SRA-2016-mi

In this Web chat, recorded April 7, 2016, Jennifer McEntire, Ph.D., Vice President of Science Operations at the Grocery Manufacturers Association, lists and describes the elements of an effective mock recall and explains why simulated recalls are essential to every food manufacturer. McEntire offers best practices every food manufacturer should be employing when planning for and executing a mock recall exercise and answers questions that were posed in real time from over 100 manufacturers about mock recalls in food manufacturing facilities.

On Demand Recording - $0.00
Product #SRA-2016-mo
GMA Webinar Series

In this webinar, ingredient suppliers will be able to:
• Identify changes to the Nutrition Label that require new or different information on ingredient composition
• Identify analytical and other methods that can be used to obtain nutrient information
• Understand compliance requirements for the new labeling rules and timing for their implementation

GMA Members - PDF & On Demand Recording - $0.00
Nonmembers - PDF & On Demand Recording - $135.00
Product #SRA-2016-n4

This solution provides a coupon format with a larger number of fields (many of them optional) for specifying the more complex coupon offers in use today. Data encoded in the coupon barcode is used to identify the source producing the coupon (typically a manufacturer), the conditions for fulfilling the offer, and the specific “save value” offered to the consumer.

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Product #IA-2015-na
GMA Webinar Series

The revised rules represent the largest overhaul to the Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP) and pertinent regulations since the inception of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act over 20 years ago. If you sell, market or manufacture packaged food and beverages, your product label will likely change as a result of these rules.

By the end of this 3-part series, participants will have the knowledge and tools to:

Identify brands and products impacted by final regulations
Develop new nutrition labeling strategies
Create an action plan to prepare your operation for the final rules and compliance dates
Apply requirements to the development of new labels, nutrient and health related claims and marketing strategies

GMA Members - PDF & On Demand Recording - $149.00
Nonmembers - PDF & On Demand Recording - $449.00
Product #SRA-2016-n
GMA Webinar Series

The first installment of the Nutrition Label Reform webinar series focuses on the changes to nutrition information used to build the Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP) including nutrient reference values, declaration of nutrients and rounding rules. The seminar also explores special labeling provisions and exemptions from nutrition labeling.

Find out:

Updates to Daily Values
Nutrient Declarations and Rounding Rules
NFP Provisions and Exemptions

GMA Members - PDF & On Demand Recording - $49.00
Nonmembers - PDF & On Demand Recording - $149.00
Product #SRA-2016-n1
GMA Webinar Series

Consumer’s diets and eating patterns have changed over the last two decades. This segment looks at the updates to the Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs) and specific serving size rules that reflect these changes. We also explore the new requirements for presenting nutrition information to consumers and the resulting Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP) format changes.

Learn More About:

Updates and modifications to RACCs
Impact of RACC changes on current Nutrient Content Claims
New Single Serving Container definition
New dual-column NFP requirements
Changes to the NFP format

GMA Members - PDF & On Demand Recording - $49.00
Nonmembers - PDF & On Demand Recording - $149.00
Product #SRA-2016-n2

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