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.

Or view the list of confirmed 2016 event dates.


GMA Submits Comments to FDA on Short-term Sodium Reduction Guidelines

In comments submitted to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on the sodium reduction guidelines and food category targets due yesterday, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) recommended that categories be streamlined and the timeline to meet the short-term reduction goals be extended to at least four years.

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Getting Nutrition Education in the Hands of Health Professionals

The American Heart Association is introducing the newest in a series of Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses designed to promote healthier habits for Americans. The CME Smart Food Shopping: Helping Consumers Build a Healthy Diet, is being released at this year’s Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo – the annual conference of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics—held this year in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Understanding FDA’s GRAS Final Rule

By: Manojit Basu, Ph.D., Technical Lead, Consumer Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs and René Viñas, MS, Ph.D., Toxicologist, Consumer Product Safety Ensuring the safety of food products and maintaining the confidence of consumers–is the single most important goal of our industry. The long history of producing safe, quality and affordable food has been supported by […]

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Meat me at 160°F

By: Kristen Spotz, Senior Manager, Food Safety and Quality Assurance and Jeanette Litschewski, Intern, Science Program Management A visual check for cooking your meat just won’t cut it. GMA wants all consumers to know the importance of using a thermometer as a primary check for whether your meat is ready. Raw meat has microscopic bacteria that […]

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