Manufacturing, Processing & Regulatory Support

In keeping with our founding principles, GMA helps its members produce safe products through a strong and ongoing commitment to scientific research, testing and evaluation. We ensure that our members have the very best and latest scientific knowledge available so they can provide consumers with the products, tools and information they need to achieve a safe, healthy diet and an active lifestyle.

Since January of 2010 GMA scientists have published over 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles, food safety manuals, book chapters as well as abstracts.

Preventing Foodborne Illness

GMA has extensive in-house microbiology and chemistry expertise that is used to develop processing and packaging methodologies and guidance on ways to prevent the incidence of foodborne illness for the benefit of GMA members. In addition, GMA scientists conduct member supported research to address industry problems and support regulatory policies.

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Allergen Management

To ensure consumer safety and compliance with allergen labeling requirements, GMA assists companies with allergen-related issues that range from the evaluation of ingredient lists to labeling requirements.

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Thermal Processing

Understanding the science behind thermal processing and the role it plays in the food safety system is essential to food safety. GMA is a leading industry resource for scientific and technical expertise in food and thermal processing.

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Food Labeling & Standards

For decades, GMA has housed the strongest staff expertise in the nation on food labeling rules and food standards requirements. GMA’s labeling experts provide industry guidance to help assure that consumers have the information they need to lead a healthy lifestyle and that manufacturers stay compliant with labeling regulations.

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Regulatory Compliance

To ensure the safety and quality of our products as well as regulatory compliance, GMA experts work closely with and monitor the regulatory activity of the many federal agencies that can impact the CPG industry on behalf of its members and industry stakeholders.

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