Food & Product Safety

Nothing is more important to our industry than food and product safety. GMA and our members are working across a variety of fronts to continuously improve product safety—from advocating a stronger FDA to implementing the latest scientific advancements in food production and processing, it’s all part of our commitment to keep consumers safe.

GMA offers extensive training and education in food safety. This includes timely and topical webinars on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), as well as a number of highly effective training manuals. These include a HACCP and Preventive Controls manuals which can be purchased online at www.gmabooks.org.

Plant and Animal Biotechnology

Identifying and using specific genes – biotechnology – in the food supply provides significant benefits to consumers. These biotechnological advances allow America’s farmers and food and beverage companies to continue to provide more than 300 million consumers with an abundant supply of the safe, high quality, nutritious and cost-effective food they need to sustain and enhance their lives on a daily basis.

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FSMA

GMA is working closely with the FDA to develop rules and guidance to implement the provisions of the nation's new food safety law.

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Supply Chain & Supplier Safety

To help ensure product safety, the safety of source ingredients must be verified. GMA is helping its members bolster product safety by providing tools and insights around supply chain and supplier management.

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Manufacturing, Processing & Regulatory Support

In keeping with our founding principles, GMA helps its members produce safe products through a strong and ongoing commitment to scientific research, testing and evaluation. We ensure that our members have the very best and latest scientific and regulatory knowledge available so they can provide consumers with the products, tools and information they need to achieve a safe, healthy diet.

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Recall Management

GMA is vigilant in its approach to safeguarding consumers by ensuring that companies have the best tools available to manage a recall efficiently and effectively.

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