News & Events

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 2016 events below.

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GMA Urges USDA to Require Disclosure of Refined Ingredients Under Bioengineered Disclosure Standard

(Washington, D.C.)  The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to require disclosure of refined ingredients derived from bioengineered crops in food and beverage products in regulations for the federal labeling law.

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Vivek Sankaran of PepsiCo to Become New Chairman of GMA Board of Directors

(Washington, D.C.) Vivek Sankaran, President and Chief Operating Officer, Frito-Lay N.A., PepsiCo, Inc., has been elected as the new chairman of the Board of Directors for the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the leading trade association for the $2.1 trillion food, beverage and consumer products industry.

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Food and Consumer Product Fraud: Prevention and Mitigation

By Brian Bedard, Executive Director, GMA Science & Education Foundation Wood pulp in shredded Parmesan cheese.¬† Melamine in baby formula and pet food. Asian catfish sold as grouper. ¬†Pomegranate juice cut with grape juice.¬† Honey diluted with beet sugar syrup. These are just some of the cases of product fraud involving food or beverage products […]

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When Observation Becomes Innovation: Lessons for the CPG Industry

By Shannon Cooksey, Vice President, GMA Science and Regulatory Affairs The seismic shift of consumer preferences paired with the evolution of science, has brought innovation to the forefront of the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry. As the rate of exchange of information increases, it has become both an opportunity and necessity for CPG companies to […]

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