Food Contact Regulations USA 2021: Highlights

Our Food Contact Regulations USA 2021 virtual conference, which took place on 25–26 February, provided delegates with the latest information on food contact material (FCM) regulations across North America, including state-level updates from the US and developments from Canada and Latin America.

Key topics included:

  • strategies for ensuring the compliance;
  • how to leverage and expand on existing food contact clearances to meet new sustainability demands;
  • safety risk assessments;
  • California’s Proposition 65;
  • eliminating toxic chemicals in food packaging; and
  • printing inks and coatings.

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Sean Fischer
Regulatory Review Scientist, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, US Food and Drug Administration

Elena Emelianova
Scientific Evaluator, Food Packaging Materials and Incidental Additives Section, Health Canada

Phil Berrier
Manager-Product Compliance, Printpack

Deborah Attwood
Associate, Steptoe

Gregory Pace
Managing Scientist, ToxStrategies

Rae Eaton
Chemical Hazard & Alternatives Assessment Specialist, Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction program, Washington State Department of Ecology

Ioan Paraschiv
Regulatory Affairs Manager FCM and REACH, knoell

Catherine R. Nielsen
Partner, Keller and Heckman

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  • “Good topics covered, good range of speakers from industry, NGOs and government.”
  • “Very knowledgeable speakers, well-moderated discussions, and enough time to ask questions. The online platform was also easy to use.”
  • “High quality speakers and focused content.”
  • “The event was well organised and was a very effective virtual experience.  Everything was provided, links, presentations, speakers, networking and the ability to ask questions in real time without having to travel. Perfect for the current situation or just being able to attend without travel expenses.”
  • “The conference was extremely informative with the added bonus of being so interactive.”
  • “The conference provided a comprehensive overview of food contact regulations from perspectives of the regulators, industry members, experts, and NGOs. “