GMA Press Contact
Roger Lowe / Brian Kennedy
office: 202-295-3954 / 202-639-5994
(Washington, D.C.) The Grocery Manufacturers Association, (GMA) whose members include leading personal care and household products companies, issued the following statement from Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO, in response to passage today by the U.S. House of Representatives of the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2576):
“Reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is the top federal legislative priority of GMA’s personal care and household products companies. Ensuring the safety of our products is the single most important goal of our industry, and we believe H.R. 2576 will increase the confidence consumers have in the safety of the products they rely on every day. This legislation is crucial in the development of a more workable and effective national chemical regulatory program which will further ensure the safe use of chemicals, encourage innovation, and protect American jobs.
“GMA applauds the House for its leadership and support of this important legislation regulating the use of chemicals in commercial products, and urges the Senate to pass this critically needed legislation as soon as possible.
“We especially want to commend the bipartisan leadership of the bill’s supporters on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton and Ranking Member Frank Pallone as well as Chairman John Shimkus and Ranking Member Paul Tonko.”
Based in Washington, D.C., the Grocery Manufacturers Association is the voice of more than 300 leading food, beverage and consumer product companies that sustain and enhance the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the globe.
Founded in 1908, GMA is an active, vocal advocate for its member companies and a trusted source of information about the industry and the products consumers rely on and enjoy every day. The association and its member companies are committed to meeting the needs of consumers through product innovation, responsible business practices and effective public policy solutions developed through a genuine partnership with policymakers and other stakeholders.
In keeping with its founding principles, GMA helps its members produce safe products through a strong and ongoing commitment to scientific research, testing and evaluation and to providing consumers with the products, tools and information they need to achieve a healthy diet and an active lifestyle. The food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry in the United States generates sales of $2.1 trillion annually, employs 14 million workers and contributes $1 trillion in added value to the economy every year.