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GMA Submits Comments to FDA on Long-Term Sodium Reduction Draft Guidance

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) last week urged the Food and Drug Administration to ensure any proposed long-term sodium reduction targets are based on a review of the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for sodium, future knowledge gained from work on the short-term sodium reduction targets, results of new research that will become available on human health outcomes and dietary sodium intake, and the emergence of new technologies that allows sodium reduction targets to be safely and effectively achieved.

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GMA on National Organic Standards Board Decision to Disallow Use of Carrageenan in Organic Products

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) issued the following statement by Leon Bruner, Chief Science Officer, on the National Organic Standards Board decision to disallow the use of carrageenan in organic products.

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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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GMA Legal Conference 2017

San Diego, CA/United States

February 27 2017

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Fostering a Food Safety Culture

Arden Hills, MN/United States

April 13 2017

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