The GMIA has member meetings in the spring and fall of every year and under special circumstances when needed. 

Special News

GMIA to host the Fall Meeting September 13-14, 2017 in Chicago, IL

GMIA to host the Global Gelatin Meeting March 8 - 9, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ

GMIA Spring Meeting 2017 to be held March 7, 2017

November 2016  Guidance for Industry: FDA's Voluntary Qualified Importer Program

August 24, 2016 - FDA published in the Federal Register the Draft Guidance on Hazard Analusis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls for Human Food. This draft contain non-binding recommendations.  FDA is open for electronic or written comments on the draft guidance through February 21, 2017.

July 13, 2016     FSMA Final Rule: Amendments to Registration of Food Facilities  

May 6, 2016 - GMIA makes submission to FDA on Natural, reference Docket – FDA-2014-N-120

Important News - FDA's previous established docket to receive information and comments on the term "natural" to establush the FDA's current thinking on the use of the term 'natural" in the labeling of human food products was due on or before February 10, 2016. The FDA has extended this comment period until May 10, 2016. Reasons for the docket and request for comment and review according to FDA are the following:

1. FDA received three citizen petitions asking that tey define the term "natural" for use in food labeling

2. FDA received one citixen petition asking they prohibit the term "natural" on food labels

3. Three Federal courts, as a result between litigation of private parties, have requested administrative determinations from the FDA.

Docket number - FDA-2014-N-1207

February 18, 2016 - Jeremy Johnson from PB Leiner becomes President of GMIA and Juergen Gallert from Nitta Gelatin assumes role as Vice President.

February 16 - 18, 2016 - GMIA holds annual spring meeting

GMIA Spring Meeting set for February 25-26, 2015.

September 15, 2014 - GMIA Fall meeting to be held in Montreal, Canada Oct 1 - 2, 2014.

August 20, 2014 - GMIA, Regulatory Chairman (Aaron Evans and Mark Viksten) attend Live Animal and Animal Products Trade Industry Engagement Meetings in Washington, D.C.

February 27, 2014 - Larry Jeske from Rousselot assumes the role as President and Jeremy Johnson f rom P.B. Leiner assumes the role of Vice President.

January 24, 2014 - GMIA makes submission to the FDA regarding 21 CFR Part 1 Proposed Rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importer of Food for Humans and Animals. (Docket No-2001-N-0143)


October 16, 2013 - GMIA makes submission to the CFIA Bureau of Chemical Safety for Gelatin in Calorie-Reduced Margarine.


October 7, 2013 - Darling Internatioal Inc., a leading provider of rendering, recycling and recovery solutions to the nations food industry acquires Vion Ingredients that includes the Rousselot brand.


September 12, 2013 - GMIA members complete fall meetings in Chicago, IL


February 28, 2013 - Raymond Merz from Nitta Gelatin assumes role as President of the GMIA and Larry Jeske from Rousselot Inc. assumes role as Vice President.


GMIA Spring meeting set for February 26-28, 2013 in Nassau, Bahamas


Biennial Registration Renewal for Food Facilities began at 12:01 AM on October 22, 2012. (See the regulatory section for links).


GMIA fall meeting set for September 13, 2012 in Toronto, Canada

March 16, 2012 - Rob Mayberry from Gelita continues as President of the GMIA and Raymond Merz from Nitta Gelatin as Vice President.

Eastman Gelatine resigns as GMIA member based on recent January 1, 2012 acquisition by Rousselot. 


March 15-16 2012 - GMIA conducts spring meeting in Palm Desert, CA

September 14-15, 2011 - GMIA conducts fall meeting in Boston, MA


March 16-17, 2011 - GMIA conducts spring meeting in Key West, FL


March 16, 2011 - Rob Mayberry from Gelita elected as President of the GMIA and Ed Hurley from Eastman Gelatine as Vice President