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 Praises Scott Gottlieb as Excellent Choice to Lead FDA

The Grocery Manufacturers Association today issued the following statement by Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO, on the announcement that President-elect Trump intends to nominate Scott Gottlieb as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

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Grocery Industry Launches New Initiative to Reduce Consumer Confusion on Product Date Labels

In a new industry-wide effort to reduce consumer confusion about product date labels, grocery manufacturers and retailers have joined together to adopt standard wording on packaging about the quality and safety of products.

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GMA Blog

Keeping the Holidays Free of Foodborne Pathogens: The Danger Zone

By: Samantha Cooper, Manager, Food Safety and Quality Assurance If you haven’t already attended a holiday event, the time is likely approaching for your office to throw an end of the year celebration. If you’ve signed up to bring in a dish, keep the following food safety tips in mind:   Keep Hot Food Hot […]

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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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