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 Applauds Senate Confirmation of USDA Nominees Ted McKinney and Steve Censky

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today issued the following statement by Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO, on the Senate confirmation of Ted McKinney as undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs and Steve Censky as deputy secretary:

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GMA Welcomes FDA’s Proposed Extension of Compliance Date for Nutrition Facts Panel Update

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today welcomed the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed extension of the compliance date for label changes to the Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP) on food and beverage products to January 1, 2020.

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Watching a Good Idea on Streamlined Product Code Date Labels Become a Reality

By: Jim Flannery, Senior Executive Vice President, GMA and Mark Baum, Senior Vice President of Industry Relations, FMI There is an undeniable satisfaction that comes with seeing a really good idea move from the realm of the imagined and into the concrete world of reality.  The grocery industry’s Product Code Date Labeling initiative – with […]

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Modernizing NAFTA to Preserve U.S. Jobs and Consumer Choice

By: Melissa San Miguel, Senior Director, Global Strategies- Multilateral Affairs A former boss (who had toiled away on trade negotiations for decades) used to joke that trade was in the news for about five minutes every five years.  If he’s reading this blog post now, I hope he’s happy that trade is finally getting its […]

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