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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GMA Honors Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association’s Alex Baloga

WASHINGTON, November 14, 2018 — The Grocery Manufacturers Association presented Alex Baloga, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association with the 2018 GMA Excellence in Government Affairs award at the Food Industry Association Executives Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico yesterday.

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GMA Hires Top Talent to Shepherd Organization into Next Chapter

(Washington, D.C.) The Grocery Manufacturers Association today announced four senior-level hires as part of the organization’s ongoing transformation under the new leadership of President and CEO Geoff Freeman.

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GMA Blog

Navigating the Journey to Transparency with SmartLabel®

By Matthew Allan I recently returned from a trip down the Colorado River, and being at the bottom of the Grand Canyon without cell service or Netflix gave me an opportunity to reflect on the life of John Wesley Powell, the one-armed Civil War veteran who led the first federally-sponsored geographic study through the canyon. […]

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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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State Affairs Committee Meeting (December 2018)

Arlington, VA/United States

December 04 2018

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GMA Legal Conference 2019

Palm Beach Gardens, FL/United States

March 04 2019

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