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Grocery Manufacturers Association Applauds Passage of the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015

GMA Press Contact

Brian Kennedy

office: 202-639-5994

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)  The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), whose members include leading personal care and household products companies, issued the following statement by Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO, in response to passage today by the U.S. Senate of the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (S. 697).

“GMA’s personal care and household products companies are committed to ensuring the safety of their products and maintaining the confidence of consumers so we applaud today’s Senate passage of the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 which will make significant improvements to chemicals management and facilitate a more cohesive federal approach to chemicals regulation.

“S. 697 is crucial in the development of a more workable and effective national chemical regulatory program which will further ensure the safe use of chemicals, encourage innovation, and protect American jobs. 

“This legislation passed the Senate with strong bipartisan support as did a companion bill in the House and we now urge both chambers to move quickly on the development and passage of a bipartisan compromise bill that can be signed by the President.

“We especially want to recognize the bipartisan leadership of the bill’s supporters including chief sponsor Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) with the additional support of Sens. Durbin and Markey.  These members worked closely with the chief Republican sponsor Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) to secure passage of this important legislation.”

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Based in Washington, D.C., the Grocery Manufacturers Association is the voice of more than 300 leading food, beverage and consumer product companies that sustain and enhance the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the globe. 

Founded in 1908, GMA is an active, vocal advocate for its member companies and a trusted source of information about the industry and the products consumers rely on and enjoy every day.  

The association and its member companies are committed to meeting the needs of consumers through product innovation, responsible business practices and effective public policy solutions developed through a genuine partnership with policymakers and other stakeholders. 

In keeping with its founding principles, GMA helps its members produce safe products through a strong and ongoing commitment to scientific research, testing and evaluation and to providing consumers with the products, tools and information they need to achieve a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.  The food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry in the United States generates sales of $2.1 trillion annually, employs 14 million workers and contributes $1 trillion in added value to the economy every year.