News & Events

GMA is frequently an active voice in some of the most popular issues and stories surrounding the food, beverage and consumer goods industry. We also provide a host of educational conferences and training programs throughout the year. Find out more on all of the latest GMA news and 2016 events below.

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GMA and 42 Other Associations Support New USDA Oversight Structure for U.S. Codex Office

A group of 43 members of the U.S. Food Industry Codex Coalition (FICC) and other allied associations today sent a letter supporting Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s reorganization plan to assign responsibility for the U.S. Codex Office to the new Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs.

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GMA Honors Hormel Foods and Nando’s PERi-PERi with 2017 Innovation Awards

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today honored Hormel Foods and Nando’s PERi-PERi with the 2017 CPG Awards for Innovation and Creativity and presented its Hall of Achievement Award to Ken Powell of General Mills and Bob Mariano of Roundy’s, Inc.

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Modernizing NAFTA to Preserve U.S. Jobs and Consumer Choice

By: Melissa San Miguel, Senior Director, Global Strategies- Multilateral Affairs A former boss (who had toiled away on trade negotiations for decades) used to joke that trade was in the news for about five minutes every five years.  If he’s reading this blog post now, I hope he’s happy that trade is finally getting its […]

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Date Labeling Reform

By: Meghan Stasz, Senior Director, Sustainability The food, beverage, and consumer products industry is committed to helping consumers make informed choices about the products they buy every day. One issue that’s been causing a lot of confusion among shoppers and households are date labels. Those “sell by,” “freshest by,” “best if used by,” and myriad […]

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