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PackagingLaw.com is the premier online resource for the global packaging industry. It provides a wide range of information on laws and regulations—both in the U.S. and other countries throughout the world—that affect packages and packaging materials. PackagingLaw.com features news articles on current issues affecting the packaging industry, in-depth features, an Ask an Attorney section, links to packaging industry and government websites, and detailed information on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Contact Notification system.

PackagingLaw.com is sponsored by Keller and Heckman LLP. Founded in 1962, Keller and Heckman has a broad practice in the areas of regulatory law, litigation, and business transactions, serving both domestic and international clients. Our firm is a pioneer in the use of interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving. Since 1971, we have had an in-house scientific staff that works closely with the firm's attorneys on matters of technical complexity. Many of our attorneys also have government experience.

Keller and Heckman's food and drug practice covers packaging comprehensively. We focus on finding the most efficient ways to establish suitable regulatory clearance for packaging materials for foods, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, and other products. Our opinion letters on the regulatory compliance of packaging materials are widely recognized by industry and by government officials around the world. We represent clients in addressing all issues relating to packaging for foods, including the suitability of their composition, inspection of manufacturing facilities, labeling and advertising, recall procedures, quality assurance programs, and appropriate responses to consumer complaints and tampering incidents.

Keller and Heckman's food and drug practice not only covers packaging comprehensively, but also extends to counseling and litigation services for the spectrum of industries regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and similar authorities throughout the world. The products we help get to market include foods, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, veterinary products, dietary supplements, and cosmetics, as well as packaging for these products.

Our attorneys and staff serve clients from offices in Washington, D.C., Brussels, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Paris. We are also a member of Mackrell International, a network of over 75 independent law firms in more than 140 offices in more than 50 countries, which also helps us in assisting our clients around the globe. ​