GMA Association News


Register today: GMA's Biotech Disclosure

GMA SmartBrief | Sep 29, 2016

With the recent signing of the Biotech Disclosure Law, the USDA started working immediately to implement the law. Companies must understand how they can prepare for implementation. GMA brings its members and others this information and more in this complimentary (to members) webinar! Attend on Oct. 12 to learn about this important law and how your company can be ready.


GMA Workshop Series: Train-the-Trainer HACCP Course

GMA SmartBrief | Sep 28, 2016

Conducted in conjunction with the International HACCP Alliance, this workshop prepares its attendees to become food industry HACCP instructors. The workshop focuses on evaluation of adult learning styles, techniques, tools and problem-solving. Join us from Oct. 18-20 and learn how to develop your own HACCP instruction course and submit it to the International HACCP Alliance for approval.


Prop 65 webinar: Navigating the Bisphenol-A Landscape

GMA SmartBrief | Sep 27, 2016

Current emergency rulemaking that allows the use of point-of-sale (POS) signage to indicate exposures from BPA will expire on Oct. 17, 2016. However, a proposed rule has been issued that would permit POS signage until Dec. 30, 2017, with significant differences. Join us for this webinar to learn how GMA and the BPA Industry Coalition are engaged in the issue.


Last chance: Management and Evaluation of Thermal Process Deviations

GMA SmartBrief | Sep 26, 2016

Thermal processing deviations are unavoidable. Even the best companies experience anomalies. The key is how you handle them and work toward preventing them from recurring. GMA’s Management and Evaluation of Thermal Processing Deviations course is designed to provide attendees with useful skills for handling deviations in a cost-effective and safe manner. Join us on Sept. 29-30 at GMA headquarters!


Early bird special: TPA Supply Chain Conference 2017

GMA SmartBrief | Sep 23, 2016

The Trading Partner Alliance presents the 8th annual Supply Chain Conference, where over 500 retailers, manufacturers and technology solution providers come together for idea-stimulating educational sessions, interactive exhibits with the latest technology and relationship-building networking opportunities. Join us in San Diego on April 30-May 2, 2017. Plus, register by Dec. 31 and receive 10% off of registration costs!


GMA Workshop Series: Management and Evaluation of Thermal Process Deviations

GMA SmartBrief | Sep 21, 2016

Thermal processing deviations are unavoidable. Even the best companies experience anomalies. The key is how you handle them and work toward preventing them from recurring. GMA’s Management and Evaluation of Thermal Processing Deviations course is designed to provide attendees with useful skills for handling deviations in a cost-effective and safe manner. Join us on Sept. 29-30 at GMA headquarters!


Register today: GMA's Thermal Process Development Workshop

GMA SmartBrief | Sep 20, 2016

As a part of GMA’s Thermal Processing Professional Training Program, this workshop builds on its 20-plus year history by using hands-on activities with different packages and product types to examine the design of thermal processes for retorted products. Join us from Sept. 26-28, and learn to improve your understanding of basic thermal process establishment and evaluation techniques.


Last chance: GRAS Final Rule Webinar -- register today!

GMA SmartBrief | Sep 19, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration has released its final rule for the process of determining food substances as “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS). The final rule clarifies criteria and approaches to the FDA's interpretation of achieving GRAS status. Join GMA on Tuesday, Sept. 20 for this comprehensive webinar, which will break down the final rule into an easy-to-digest format.


Hands On: Real World Lessons for Middle School Classrooms

GMA SmartBrief | Sep 16, 2016

Adolescence is a critical time for establishing lifelong healthy habits. Through the educational program Hands On: Real World Lessons for Middle School Classrooms, thousands of adolescent students have been taught key food safety concepts. Hands On is a comprehensive curriculum designed to reduce the occurrence of food borne illness and encourage safe food preparation practices. To learn more, visit www.handsonclassrooms.org.


GMA Workshop: Management and Evaluation of Thermal Process Deviations

GMA SmartBrief | Sep 14, 2016

Thermal processing deviations are unavoidable. Even the best companies experience anomalies. The key is how you handle them and work toward preventing them from recurring. GMA’s Management and Evaluation of Thermal Processing Deviations course is designed to provide attendees with useful skills for handling deviations in a cost-effective and safe manner. Join us on Sept. 29-30 at GMA headquarters!


GMA webinar series: GRAS Final Rule Webinar -- register today!

GMA SmartBrief | Sep 12, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration has released its final rule for the process of determining food substances as “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS). The final rule clarifies criteria and approaches to the FDA's interpretation of achieving GRAS status. Join GMA on Thursday, Sept. 15 for this comprehensive webinar, which will break down the final rule into an easy-to-digest format.


Don’t delay -- Join GMA today!

GMA SmartBrief | Sep 09, 2016

A common goal of manufacturers, retailers and suppliers is the quest for new and sustainable business growth. By tapping into market trends through comprehensive and cutting-edge research, GMA assists CPG trading partners in growing their business by reducing costs and more effectively managing inventory. Learn more about the value of GMA membership.


Register today: Strengthening Food Safety Culture and Lowering Risks

GMA SmartBrief | Sep 07, 2016

Did you know that 46% fewer mistakes are made in companies that have a strong culture of quality? Food Safety Culture is a buzzword! That's why you’re invited to a special Senior Leadership Seminar on Strengthening Food Safety Culture and Lowering Risks, hosted by the GMA SEF, Alchemy Systems and Cultivate. The event is on Sept. 13, so register today!


Food for Thought: What Are FSMA’s Recall Requirements?

GMA SmartBrief | Sep 06, 2016

This live web chat, featuring leaders from GMA and FDA/CFSAN, will explain what is expected of food manufacturers regarding recalls under the Food Safety Modernization Act. During this 45-minute session, we will also focus on providing best practices for food recalls under FSMA, and answer questions from our live audience. Join us on Monday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m.




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