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  1. Coffee and registration

  2. Welcome and introduction

    Nidia Mariana Calvo Mendez Nidia Mariana Calvo Mendez
    Americas Managing Analyst, Enhesa Product
  4. FDA perspective on food packaging issues: Reassessment initiative

    • There have been numerous recent developments in the food packaging landscape that impact FDA’s regulatory oversight of food contact materials.  This talk will touch on:
      • Proposed administrative changes to FDA’s food contact notification program
      • Increased legislative interest in food contact issues
      • Upcoming phaseouts of certain PFAS substances in food contact applications, in addition to other current topics of interest to the food packaging and food contact community
    Paul Honigfort Paul Honigfort
    Director, Division of Food Contact Substances, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  5. Regulatory developments on PFAS in food packaging

    • Comparison of state legislation on PFAS in food packaging
    • FDA and NGO activity on PFAS
    • Looking ahead on PFAS in food packaging
    Kathryn C Skaggs Kathryn C Skaggs
    Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP
  6. Industry solutions to phase out PFAS and other chemicals of concern in packaging

    • Define the presence of 608 chemicals of concern in your packaging and food by working with packaging suppliers, co-manufacturers, and ingredient suppliers to align and address media/legal/governmental issues
    • Restore consumer trust through the creation of shared value and a tighter chain of custody within a transparent value chain
    • Fund pragmatic research on migration and functional barriers in a collaborative global manner 
    Claire Sand Claire Sand
    Founder and CEO, Packaging Technology and Research, LLC
  7. Q&A

  8. Refreshment break

  9. EDF’s perspective on U.S. food contact material regulations – Systemic problems and specific chemicals

    • Need for a systematic reassessment program for existing chemicals
    • Status of pending petitions regarding bisphenol A, ortho-phthalates, PFAS and lead as food contact substances
    • State actions on specific chemicals 
    • Scientific challenges in evaluating cumulative effect of related substances in the diet from all sources
    Tom Neltner Tom Neltner
    Senior Director, Safer Chemicals, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
  10. Sustainability and supply chain challenges in food packaging

    Bridget Richardson Bridget Richardson
    Associate General Counsel, Blue Apron
  11. Q&A

  12. Ask the experts panel: Future horizons for chemicals of concern in food packaging

    Moderator: Nhat Nguyen, Chief Analyst, Chemical Watch


    Kathryn C Skaggs Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP

    Tom Neltner Senior Director, Safer Chemicals, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

  13. Lunch and networking

  14. Chemical Watch platform demonstration

    Nhat Nguyen Nhat Nguyen
    Chief Analyst, Enhesa Product, USA
  16. Overview of state activity, 2023 and beyond

    • Legislation and regulatory activity across a number of states
    • Tracking upcoming effective dates, compliance deadlines, and phaseouts
    • Possible trends in state activity to look out for in 2023 and beyond
    Nathaniel Gajasa Nathaniel Gajasa
    Regional Expert for the US, Enhesa
  17. TPCH efforts on harmonization and guidance for the regulated community

    • Overview of the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse 2021 model legislation update concerning PFAS and ortho-phthalates
    • Development of testing guidance for regulators and the regulated community
    • Collaboration with the Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse on legislative language and law implementation
    Melissa Lavoie Melissa Lavoie
    TPCH & IC2 Project Manager, NEWMOA (Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association)
  18. California’s Proposition 65 - Latest developments and best practices

    • Prop 65 Chemicals in Packaging: The common Prop 65 chemicals found in packaging material and ways to minimize their triggering a Prop 65 violation claim
    • The End of Prop 65 Acrylamide Claims? The latest on, and potential impact from, a lawsuit seeking to remove acrylamide from the Prop 65 list which would bar any future claims
    • Robust Testing of Products & Components: A reliable testing program designed correctly whether by a manufacturer or its suppliers can prevent Prop 65 claims and avoid costly settlements
    Dennis Raglin Dennis Raglin
    Partner, Steptoe LLP
  19. Q&A

  20. Refreshment break

  22. RPTA’s program for suitable purity of food-contact materials manufactured from recycled fibre

    • FDA requirements for recycled content fibre-based packaging
    • RPTA’s health risk-based program for assuring suitable purity
    • RPTA’s system for assessing relevant impurities entering manufacturing with recovered fibre
    • The certification program developed to support RPTA members and their customers
    Kate McGlynn Kate McGlynn
    Executive Director, Recycled Paperboard Technical Association (RPTA)
  23. Navigating regulatory challenges in printing and packaging inks

    • FDA and inks
    • EPA TSCA SNURs impacting ink formulation for packaging
    • PTFE/Mineral Oils – Global View
    • Eu commission revising the FCM
    • GIO/Swiss/Nestle/EuPIA
    Rebecca Lipscomb Rebecca Lipscomb
    Director, Global Regulatory Affairs, INX International
  24. The regulatory and risk landscape for food packaging adhesives and coatings

    • A brief discussion of the adhesive and coating regulations
    • The concept of a functional barrier. Is it defined?
    • Impacts of food, time, and temperature on chemical migration
    Joseph Spinnato Joseph Spinnato
    Food Packaging Manager, Bostik
  25. Q&A

  26. Close of day one and drinks reception

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