1. Coffee and registration

  2. Welcome

    Chemical Watch



    Weldon Williams Weldon Williams
    Sr. Director, Quality Assurance, HAVI
  4. U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation of food contact materials

    • Introduction to the FDA’s Food Additive Program:
      Who we are
      What we regulate
      How we regulate
    • Recent Accomplishments of the program
    • Current Challenges faced by the program
    Dennis Keefe Dennis Keefe
    Director of the Office of Food Additive Safety, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  5. Post market concerns and non-intentionally added substances (NIAS)

    Mitch Cheeseman Mitch Cheeseman
    Managing Director, Regulatory & Industry Affairs Department, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  6. Food Contact Materials: Packaging compliance issues; an industry case study

    • The role of packaging in food applications
    • The impact that regulatory and consumer perceptions have on packaging suppliers
    • Approaches that suppliers will be required to take in order to navigate this dynamic landscape
    Weldon Williams Weldon Williams
    Sr. Director, Quality Assurance, HAVI
  7. Q&A

  8. Refreshments

  9. Brand-owner perspectives on compliance issues

    Stephen Klump Stephen Klump
    Senior Expert, Packaging Food Safety, Nestlé, USA
    Jim Huang Jim Huang
    Director, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, The Coca-Cola Company
  10. The impacts of U.S. states’ race to regulate single-use plastics (SUPs)

    • Defining the legislative trends to date
    • Challenges and opportunities derived from SUPs regulations
    • Business impacts and consumer trends
    Jomarie Garcia Jomarie Garcia
    Regulatory Research Analyst, Verisk 3E, United States
  11. Food contact regulatory compliance of colorants concentrate

    • The role of colorants concentrate in Packaging
    • Food contact colorants concentration regulations
    • Compliance of colorants concentrate in end use articles
    Naeem H. Mady Naeem H. Mady
    Vice President, Intertek
  12. Q&A

  13. Lunch

  14. The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Regulatory Considerations and Labeling Concerns

    Jeff Canavan Jeff Canavan
    Deputy Director, Labeling and Program Delivery Staff, Office of Policy and Program Development (OPPD), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  15. Food Contact Notifications in USA - Practical Advice

    Edwin Bisinger Edwin Bisinger
    Senior Science Advisor, Nouryon
  16. Practical Considerations for Food Contact Materials Not Directly Contacting Food (Non-DFC Inks)

    • FCM are Regulated to ensure the consumer safety and acceptance of the packaged food.
    • Each supplier of a FCM must interpret the practical significance of the regulations.
    • Inks printed onto the surface of a food packaging article (or label), are designed to not directly contact food.
    • Effective control of potential food contaminants from Non-DFC inks, require areas of regulations are identified which are not applicable.
    • Practical consideration is applied to critical controls of inks which are important to providing a safe food packaging article.
    Gregory Pace Gregory Pace
    Senior Director, Regulatory Compliance, Health, Environmental & Regulatory Services Intertek, USA
  17. Q&A

  18. Refreshments

  19. California Proposition 65: upcoming changes and implications for the food contact industry

    Nick Jermstad Nick Jermstad
    Senior Manager, Toxicology & Environmental Assessment, Intertek, USA
  20. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) approach to dietary exposure assessments

    Seth Goldberg Seth Goldberg
    Partner, Steptoe
  21. State-level developments

    • An overview of the Safer Consumer Products product prioritization process for the 2018-2020 Priority Product Work Plan
    • An update on SCP’s evaluation of the food packaging product category.
    Karl Palmer Karl Palmer
    Chief, Safer Consumer Products Branch, California Department of Toxic Substances Control
  22. Q&A

  23. End of Day 1/Cocktail reception

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