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GMA Outlines Global Food Safety Progress at FDA Meeting

Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Executive Vice President of Policy and Strategic Planning Mary Sophos delivered today’s keynote address at the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) public meeting on international food safety capacity building as it relates to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Grocery Manufacturers Association, Cornell University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) of China have signed a letter of intent to work toward establishment of a joint academic program to address food safety challenges in the APEC region. 

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GMA Praises Implementation of U.S. – Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement

(Washington, DC) – The Grocery Manufacturers Association praised today’s implementation of the U.S. – Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA).  CTPA will drastically eliminate tariffs and other barriers to U.S. exports and significantly expand trade between the U.S. and Colombia.

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GMA Statement Regarding HBO “Weight of the Nation” Series

WASHINGTON, DC - The “Weight of the Nation” series sheds additional light on the important issue of obesity.  We look forward to working with HBO and its partners toward the common goal of eliminating obesity in the U.S. and around the world. Obesity is a serious problem and everyone – industry, government, parents, communities and healthcare providers – must do their part if we are going to meet First Lady Michelle Obama’s goal of solving childhood obesity.

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GMA Selects Deloitte to Harness “Big Data”

WASHINGTON, DC – The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today announced the selection of Deloitte Consulting LLP (Deloitte) to conduct research on how food, beverage and consumer product companies can translate “Big Data” into useful analytics and business intelligence to support effective decision making. Big Data is a name for the recent increase in largely external and unstructured business and consumer information. The explosion of Big Data has already caused many.

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