For Non-GMA Members

Non-GMA Member Participation in the BPA Warning Program

The Emergency Regulation states that a manufacturer shall provide written notice directly or through an authorized agent or trade association which includes the name or description of the canned or bottled foods or beverages, such as Universal Product Code or other identifying designation. Failure to list your products or provide the notice to retailers in some other way could result in your not being protected by the in-store warning signs from litigation or regulatory enforcement action.

GMA has created an online database for companies to list their products, and retailers have already been sent a notice that provides them with the address to the database online.

To participate in the GMA California BPA Warning Program follow the instructions below. You will be prompted to enter some basic information, pay the program fee, and enter product data.

Instructions for participation in GMA California BPA Warning Program and payment options for non-GMA companies:

1.       Go to the California BPA Warning Program purchase website.

2.       Click on “Add to Cart

3.       Click “Go to Your Cart

4.       You will need to obtain a GMA login account to make a payment. If you have a GMA login account, Click on the “Login Now” hyperlink above your order information and enter your login ID and password. If you do not have a login account or have lost your ID and password, click on the “obtain password” link located above the login and password input boxes.  The system will prompt you for information needed to establish your access.  If you encounter difficulty, please contact Evie Owens at 202-639-5918 for assistance.

5.       Once you have logged in, click on “Proceed to Checkout.”

6.       Complete your payment information and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page.

7.       You should get an automated receipt from “Publications” (publications@gmaonline.org). If you do not receive one, please contact Evie Owens for a receipt.

 

You will then be sent additional instructions on how to submit your products after we recieve your payment to participate.

For questions, please contact: Amanda Hagan at ahagan@gmaonline.org.