GMA Science Forum Focuses on Product Safety

Experts from the consumer packaged goods industry gathered today in Washington, D.C. to advance the industry’s product safety and health and wellbeing mission through responsible and science-based public policy solutions.

At the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Science Forum, a record-breaking 450 plus attendees will hear from more than 70 speakers as the leadership of the food, beverage and consumer product scientific community meets with government and academic experts to discuss the major issues impacting consumers, business and public policy.

“Consumers expect industry and government to work together to provide the world with the safest possible products,” said Pamela Bailey, president and CEO of GMA. The GMA Science Forum is the flagship event for this type of public-private collaboration, bringing the CPG scientific community, government and academia together at the intersection of sound science and responsible policy.”

The conference program offers in-depth expertise and global perspectives on the most important scientific, regulatory and technical developments in product safety, health and wellbeing, ingredient safety and international trade.

The 2013 Science Forum program will feature:

  • Former Canadian Ambassador to the WTO, John Weekes
  • Michael Taylor, FDA Deputy Commissioner of Foods
  • CBS News White House Correspondent Major Garrett
  • More than 15+ hours of FSMA sessions
  • More than 15+ hours of sessions for consumer product companies
  • 4 highly specialized pre-conference workshops
  • How to prepare for the international trade ramifications of FSMA
  • Crisis management for scientific executives

More than 450 CPG industry executives are attending the conference at the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC, including manufacturer CEOs, chief science officers and vice presidents of research and development from food, beverage and consumer product companies; as well as representatives from allied trade groups based in the U.S. and abroad. GMA is also pleased to announce that the 2014 GMA Science Forum will be held April 6-9, 2014, at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington, DC.

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