The Grocery Manufacturers Association encourages its members to remain actively involved with the association through Council, Committee and Working Group engagement. Councils, Committees and Working Groups – led by representatives of our member organizations—determine how to fulfill consumers’ needs, help shape the association’s policy positions, identify industry-wide model practices, direct scientific research and ensure strong and frequent collaboration among members and with retail trading partners.
GMA facilitates the interactions of dozens of committees, which fall into three main categories: Government Affairs, Industry Affairs and Scientific and Regulatory Affairs.
Government Affairs Council, Committees and Working Groups
The Government Affairs Council, Committees and Working Groups keep a close watch on public policy debates affecting the consumer packaged goods industry and help shape association policy and advocacy initiatives affecting federal, state and local legislation.
Government Affairs Councils, Committees and Working Groups include:
Industry Affairs Councils, Committees and Working Groups
Industry Affairs Councils, Committees and Working Groups review model practices across the consumer packaged goods industry, facilitate collaboration with retail trading partners, and advise GMA’s leadership and board of directors on the innermost workings of the industry and related policy issues. These committees work collaboratively with other industry associations and allies on issues of mutual interest and concern.
Industry Affairs Councils, Committees and Working Groups include:
Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Council, Committees and Working Groups
The Scientific and Regulatory Affairs (SRA) Council, Committees and Working Groups track, act on and advise the association and its members on the latest scientific and regulatory developments affecting the food and consumer packaged goods industries.
Each committee focuses on a narrowly defined area of expertise and the ways current and emerging issues relate to the industry’s ability to provide high quality, healthful and safe products to the public. SRA committees report their findings and make policy recommendations to the Science and Regulatory Affairs Council (SRAC). They also develop research proposals and other projects and work collaboratively with allied associations and other partners on issues of common interest and concern.
Science and Regulatory Affairs Councils, Committees and Share Groups include:
- Science and Regulatory Affairs Council
- Science and Regulatory Affairs Council Executive Committee
- Allergen Committee
- Biotechnology Committee
- Chemicals Management Committee
- Food Defense Committee
- Microbiological Safety Committee
- Nutrition, Health and Labeling Committee
- Process and Emerging Technologies Committee
- Regulatory Inspection Compliance Committee
Legal Affairs Committees:
Global Strategies Council, Committees and Working Groups:
The Global Strategies Council, Committees and Working Groups focus their efforts on high-impact issues and markets where GMA can enable growth opportunities and support consumer access to innovative products. They work to promote regulatory coherence, collaborate with diverse actors, and communicate the strength of GMA members’ support for customers and their values in the areas of product safety, health and well-being, and sustainability.
Global Strategies Councils, Committees and Working Groups include: