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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CPG Industry Commends FDA Engagement on CBD Use During Pregnancy

The Grocery Manufacturers Association today commended the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision to release an advisory cautioning pregnant or breastfeeding women against the use of cannabidiol (CBD), and urged the agency to move swiftly to provide clear regulatory oversight and consumer protection around CBD-containing consumer products.

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GMA Urges G20 Leaders to Avoid U.S. Recycling Mistakes

Speaking before the G20 Implementation Framework for Actions on Marine Plastic Litter, Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, today urged delegates to learn from U.S. mistakes when seeking to build a successful recycling system.

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A Front Row Seat as Marine Plastic Takes the World Stage

By Meghan Stasz, vice president of packaging and sustainability at the Grocery Manufacturers Association Last week, leaders from across the world descended on Tokyo for the G20 Resource Efficiency and Marine Plastic Symposium. The week-long dialogue with the world’s leading scientists, NGOs, government representatives and other thought leaders shed light on the crisis of marine […]

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The Regulation Files: Trucking Hours of Service Rules

The Regulatory Problem The federal government regulates “hours of service” (HOS) for truck drivers, including mandatory breaks and a maximum limit for on-duty time. While the goal is to increase safety, the current rigid, one-size-fits-all regulations can lead to unintended consequences that, paradoxically, reduce driving safety. In response, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has […]

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