GMA Association News


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

GMA SmartBrief | Mar 22, 2017

Sustainability impacts food supply. Food supply impacts sustainability. In this two-and-a-half day summit, learn how today's food manufacturers can and will increase the world's food supply while lessening their carbon footprint. 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 production.


Get connected at the TPA Supply Chain Conference

GMA SmartBrief | Mar 22, 2017

Bringing together all links in the supply chain, this conference promises to foster communication and streamlined processing at every level from retailer to manufacturer. Learn about collaborative flow planning, managing transportation costs and more. Register for this opportunity to re-energize your practices and build relationships with industry leaders from around the country from April 30-May 2.


Science and policy connect at the GMA Science Forum 2017

GMA SmartBrief | Mar 22, 2017

Consumers are getting smarter. So is science. Learn 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.


Get smart about safer food cultures with SEF

GMA SmartBrief | Mar 21, 2017

In 2016, every major food industry conference held a discussion on food safety culture. On April 13, it is time to put our knowledge into action. Learn how to implement company structures that foster better food safety in this hands-on, three-part workshop for food safety leaders. Visit the site to learn more and register to attend.


Complying with Regulatory Requirements for the Labeling of Packaged Foods

GMA SmartBrief | Mar 17, 2017

Typically, employees assigned to packaging and labeling roles learn on the job, which can occasionally lead to inefficiencies and costly errors. GMA has taken the foundations of food labeling and packaged it into two-and-a-half days of hands-on, interactive learning. Join us on May 9-11 and learn to prepare your organization with all the latest developments on food labeling rules.


Register today: GMA Science Forum

GMA SmartBrief | Mar 17, 2017

The GMA Science Forum assembles a roster of acclaimed individuals to address emerging science, safety and legal requirements in a wide array of areas. Join us on April 18-21 as we examine issues facing our industry, such as the FDA's current regulatory agenda and what to expect from the new administration, advances in biotechnology and more!


Register today: TPA Supply Chain Conference

GMA SmartBrief | Mar 15, 2017

Don't miss three days of networking, interactive exhibits and workshops discussing DSD delivery, traceability and all you need to know to build stronger relationships, streamline logistics and ultimately innovate and reduce costs. Register now and meet us in San Diego on April 30! Don't forget to view our website agenda to explore all of our new sessions and speakers!


Fostering a Food Safety Culture: A program for food safety leaders

GMA SmartBrief | Mar 14, 2017

Are you a senior leader in finance, manufacturing, supply chain management, human resources or food safety? Do you have strategic and budget responsibilities in your role? If you answered YES to any of these questions, you need to attend this food safety course, presented by the GMA Science and Education Foundation! Register today and meet us on April 13!


Register today: Foreign Supplier Verification Programs training course

GMA SmartBrief | Mar 13, 2017

Compliance for many importers to implement major provisions of the FSVP rule is due at the end of May 2017; however, preparation should begin now to ensure that you're ready. Join us on March 21-22 for this workshop, using the FSPCA curriculum, which will provide participants with the knowledge needed to implement FDA compliant Foreign Supplier Verification Programs.


Last chance to register: Food Fraud Mitigation Hands-on Workshop

GMA SmartBrief | Mar 07, 2017

The GMA SEF and USP have joined forces for this workshop, designed to give quality, regulatory and food safety professionals experience with tools available for food fraud mitigation. Attendees will become familiar with strategies for reducing the risk of food fraud and strengthening their supply chains through interactive examples and demonstrations. Register today and join us on March 9!


Register today: Food Fraud Mitigation Hands-on Workshop

GMA SmartBrief | Feb 28, 2017

The GMA SEF and USP have joined forces for this workshop, designed to give quality, regulatory and food safety professionals experience with tools available for food fraud mitigation. Attendees will become familiar with strategies for reducing the risk of food fraud and strengthening their supply chains through hands-on examples using all four tools. Learn more and register today!


Implementing FSMA: What do I need to know and do?

GMA SmartBrief | Feb 24, 2017

Several of FSMA's rules are in effect, but that doesn't mean all food makers are clear on what's expected. There are thousands of pages of regulations for the law, which can be confusing and present food companies with new challenges. In this article, Hilary Thesmar, vice president at FMI, answers questions on what manufacturers need to know to comply with FSMA.


Last chance: Development of Industry Standard for Paperless Couponing

GMA SmartBrief | Feb 22, 2017

In July 2016, GS1 US and the Joint Industry Coupon Committee (JICC) announced the approval of a new standard for paperless couponing. Industry associations are collaborating to give further definition and guidelines to the implementation of the new paperless couponing standard. If you're a retailer, manufacturer or vendor who works directly for retailers and manufacturers, join us on Feb. 23!




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