Keller and Heckman’s international packaging practice keeps abreast of developments in worldwide packaging and packaging material regulations. News items of particular interest to our packaging audience can be found in this section.
The UK government implemented a tax on plastic packaging that does not contain at least 30% recycled content. The tax, which is scheduled to take Read more about UK Seeking Input on New Plastic Packaging Tax
Many of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) Food-Contact Recommendations were updated in 2019 and published in February 2020. Read more about Germany Updates Food-Contact Recommendations
Washington State’s Department of Ecology (Ecology) will hold a webinar on Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in food packaging Read more about Washington State Announces PFASs in Food Packaging AA Webinar
Health Canada announced that fees related to Master Files (MFs)—which provide confidential information about processes or components used in the Read more about Health Canada Announces New Master File Fees
Prior to the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19, a number of jurisdictions announced single-use plastic bag bans (see the Packaginglaw.com Read more about Push Back on Plastic Bag Bans