News & Events section

GMA is frequently an active voice in some of the most popular issues and stories surrounding the food, beverage and consumer goods industry. We also provide a host of educational conferences and training programs throughout the year. Find out more on all of the latest GMA news and events below.

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87% of Products Are Now Using Two Date Labels, Creating Needed Clarity

WASHINGTON, December 18, 2018 — The Grocery Manufacturers Association today shared the results of its date labeling initiative that narrowed the array of product labels to two options: “BEST If Used By” and “USE By.” Since launching in 2017, 87 percent of products now carry the streamlined labels, according to the latest data from consumer packaged goods companies that was released in GMA’s new report, Best If Clearly Labeled.

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Three Years in, SmartLabel® Provides Consumers Digital Information

WASHINGTON, December 3, 2018 — The Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marking Institute today marked the third anniversary of the digital transparency tool SmartLabel®, which provides easy and instantaneous access to detailed information from 826 brands on more than 36,000 food, beverage, personal care, household and pet care products.

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GMA Blog

How Concerned Should Americans Be About Food Safety?

As the government shutdown lingers with no end in sight, the chorus of concern over food safety grows. Since the FDA was forced by the government shutdown to stop routine inspections on December 29, more than 35,000 social posts show the confusion and fear over food safety are widespread.               […]

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How the Government Shutdown Affects the CPG Industry

UPDATED JAN. 18 – Now 28 days in to the longest government shutdown in history, the cracks are starting to show. The compounding effects of the shutdown are being felt well beyond the Beltway and the lingering damage threatens to last for months, if not years. Political Situation Shows No Signs of Improving  House Speaker […]

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GMA Legal Conference 2019

Palm Beach Gardens, FL/United States

March 04 2019

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GMA Science Forum 2019

Washington, DC/United States

March 26 2019

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