Food Products Association
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The Food Products Association or FPA (formerly the National Food Processors Association or NFPA) was the principal scientific and technical U.S. trade association representing the food products industry. Since 1907, the food industry has relied on FPA for government and regulatory affairs representation, scientific research, technical assistance, education, communications, and crisis management. FPA is headquartered in Washington, DC, with subsidiaries in Dublin, CA and Seattle, WA.
FPA started in 1907 as the National Canners Association. It became the National Food Processors Association in 1978, and the Food Products Association in 2005.
On January 1, 2007, FPA has merged with the Grocery Manufacturers Association and formed the world's largest trade association representing the food, beverage, and consumer products industry (GMA/FPA). Effective January 1, 2008 the association will use the single name Grocery Manufacturers Association. Also effective January 1, 2008, FPA's former Seattle, Washington office became independently incorporated under the name Seafood Products Association.
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