GMA Association News


FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs course

GMA SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2017

Before the deadline at the end of May, make sure you are compliant with FSVP rules. If you're an importer, we invite you to register for our interactive two-day workshop, which follows the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance curriculum. Join us May 23-24 so you can better understand the role that the US Congress has defined for importers under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. Register today.


Get data-smart at the GS1 US Data Quality Workshop

GMA SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2017

Join GS1 US experts at the Supply Chain Conference for an interactive and informative workshop in the National Data Quality Program. This is your chance to learn how to create or improve your organization's data quality program from start to finish. Learn about the real-life experiences of industry experts and come away ready to take action. Register here.


Canada's New Nutrition Facts Table and Ingredient Labeling Requirements Seminar

GMA SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2017

Whether you produce food and beverage products in Canada or export there, you are expected to comply with its updated nutrition facts and ingredient labeling information by Dec. 14, 2021. This may mean minor changes to your ingredient label or a complete overhaul. Registering for this workshop on May 11 in Washington, D.C., will help you determine how best to comply.


Become a PCQI at the FSPCA's Preventive Controls Workshop

GMA SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2017

Protect your consumers and your brand; become a preventive control qualified individual. At the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance Workshop, learn to better assess and stem food safety risks as outlined by the FSPCA. This is essential for all involved in the development of food safety plans at their organizations. Register to attend this FDA-approved workshop May 16 in Washington, D.C.


GMA leads in science and safety research

GMA SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2017

GMA membership's many benefits include access to our food and product safety resources. We keep our members abreast of all scientific and regulatory developments in the consumer packaged goods industry. This allows them to continue to innovate and create safer, healthier and dependable packaged products. The result: Consumer trust and a better bottom line. Join today.


Additional hotel space for the TPA Supply Chain Conference

GMA SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2017

Unable to book a room at the Paradise Point Resort? There are still hotels available nearby. Wherever you stay, this April 30 conference promises to foster communication and streamlined processing at every level of the supply chain from retailer to manufacturer. You won't want to miss it. Visit our site to register and get hotel information.


Building a healthier future at the FMI/GMA Global Sustainability Summit

GMA SmartBrief | Apr 25, 2017

On Aug. 9 in Nashville, Tenn., join executives and sustainability leaders from around the country as we discuss real-life challenges and solutions for responsible, environmentally-sound food and beverage production and distribution. Skylar Tibbits, director of the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT, will give a keynote address.


Gain your thermal processing certificate with GMA

GMA SmartBrief | Apr 25, 2017

On Sept. 25, join GMA in Washington, D.C., for our intensive Thermal Processing Training Program. Over four days, GMA experts will guide you through hands-on activities that will help you develop your thermal process and handle deviations that may occur. Can't stay for the full four days? Start your training now and GMA will mark your progress toward your certificate.


Become a qualified HACCP Trainer with GMA

GMA SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2017

From May 9-11, experienced HACCP professionals will convene in Westwood, N.J., for our Train-the-Trainer HACCP course. Hear from GMA and HACCP Alliance leaders on how to develop your own course and submit to the HACCP Alliance for approval. Delve into different learning styles and teaching methods and receive a certificate of completion. Register today.


Submit to 14th annual CPG Award for Innovation and Creativity

GMA SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2017

The CPG Award for Innovation and Creativity recognizes the innovation that occurs every day at GMA member companies. Manufacturer members' submissions will be judged on creativity, willingness to take risks, achieving measurable results and creating a valuable knowledge base for the entire industry. Submit by June 16 for consideration.


The value in GMA membership

GMA SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2017

Becoming a GMA member affords professionals the opportunity to engage with, learn about and impact consumer goods industry interests. From scientific research to government policy, GMA enables its members to reach profitable advancements. Join GMA today and gain access to market data trends, representation in policy, industry collaboration and ways to gain more consumers.


Getting started with SmartLabel

GMA SmartBrief | Apr 12, 2017

The new SmartLabel digital transparency initiative is growing rapidly, with more companies and brands using this digital platform to give consumers access to more information than could ever fit on a package label. Both the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute have been talking with companies about SmartLabel and how to get started.


Breakout sessions at the GMA Science Forum 2017

GMA SmartBrief | Apr 11, 2017

The GMA Science Forum is only a week away! Hosted in Washington D.C., April 18-21, this enlightening event will feature breakout workshops in four tracks: FSMA, nutrition and health, ingredient safety and technical food safety. Be sure to register and attend one of our breakout sessions to learn the latest in health, safety and technological innovations!


Submit to 14th Annual CPG Award for Innovation and Creativity

GMA SmartBrief | Apr 10, 2017

The CPG Award for Innovation and Creativity recognizes the innovation that occurs every day at GMA member companies. Manufacturer members' submissions will be judged on creativity, willingness to take risks, achieving measurable results and creating a valuable knowledge base for the entire industry. Submit by June 16 for consideration.


Book your hotel now for the TPA Supply Chain Conference

GMA SmartBrief | Apr 05, 2017

Hotel rooms are filling up fast for the TPA Supply Chain Conference in San Diego, but there's still time to register. This April 30 conference promises to foster communication and streamlined processing at every level of the supply chain from retailer to manufacturer. You won't want to miss it. Visit our site to register and get hotel information.


Just two weeks until the GMA Science Forum 2017

GMA SmartBrief | Apr 04, 2017

Consumers are getting smarter. So is science. Speakers from the FDA and EPA will show you how to implement the field's ever-advancing health, safety and technological innovations at the GMA Science Forum in Washington, D.C., April 18-21. Stay up to date with all policies and regulations impacting nanotechnology, food safety training, genetically modified organisms and more.




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