GMA Open House and Laboratory Tour

GMA Open House and Laboratory Tour

On Monday April 1, 2:00-5:00 pm, GMA members are invited to an exclusive insider's look at the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

At the GMA Open House and Laboratory Tour, hear from our expert staff about how GMA's scientific and regulatory affairs capabilities can help member companies and act as the voice of the industry to government agencies, and why our in-house laboratory is the best kept secret in claims handling and forensic analysis.

This annual event showcases the technical services and expertise available to our valued members. Participants will hear directly from our technical experts in areas of: 

• process safety 
• processing technologies 
• microbiology 
• chemistry 
• packaging 
• product integrity 
• forensics 
• the GMA Claims Program 

Members will explore the GMA labs, interacting with technical staff and fellow members.

Please join us for a networking reception immediately following the tour. 

Note: The Open House will be held in conjunction with GMA’s 2013 Science Forum hosted at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. April 2nd - 5th. 

For additional information concerning the Laboratory Open House, Pre-Conference Sessions or the GMA Science Forum, please contact Melinda Hayman, Ph.D., Director, Microbiology at 202.639.5955 or via e-mail at


George Dunaif           (202) 639-5970 - Content Inquiries Only

Tonnetta Brown        (202) 637-4806 - Registration Inquiries Only