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Hazel O'Keeffe will offer a two-part presentation, "Overview of the World Legislation on Adhesives" at the Italian Packaging Institute's November 8th Adhesives Day Conference. The conference will explore adhesives, a key element in the packaging supply chain, addressing applicable techniques and sciences, together with laws and good manufacturing practices in the food sector. For more information, click here.

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) recently posted updated versions (dated April 1, 2021) of certain of its food-contact recommendations. The updated recommendations are:

Keller and Heckman Partner Hazel O’Keeffe will be one of the presenters at Chem Academy’s Food Contact Materials Regulations Conference, to be held January 27-28, 2020, in Berlin, Germany. The title of her presentation is, “Japanese Legislation: Similarities and Differences to EU Legislation.”

For more information on the conference, including how to register, please click here.

Rachida Semail will present "Mutual Recognition Principle in Marketing of FCMs" at the 6th Edition European Food Contact Plastics Seminar, which will be held April 11-12 in Brussels, Belgium. Polymer Comply Europe (PCE) has organized the program on behalf of European Plastics Converters (EuPC), with this year's focus being improvement of transparency throughout the supply chain. Rachida will present on April 11th in the section "Dossiers Impacting Feed Contact Plastics." 

Keller and Heckman partners Hazel O’Keeffe and Mark Thompson will be among the speakers at the 14th Biennial International Symposium on Worldwide Regulation of Food Packaging, to be held June 11-14, 2019, in Baltimore, Maryland. Ms. O’Keeffe will present “EU Activities Related to Food Packaging Safety Assessment”.  Mr. Thompson will present “Industry Perspective on Regulation of Food Packaging in Japan”.

Keller and Heckman Partner Rachida Semail will be one of the speakers at the Recycled Packaging for Food Contact conference in Brussels, Belgium. The title of her presentation is: “Making sense of current EU regulations on food grade packaging materials and the need to integrate with the circular economy objectives.” Other topics to be covered at the conference include testing of NIAS in plastic food contact materials, challenges in using recycled plastic with food, and advanced sorting technology for separation of food grade materials.

Keller and Heckman Partners and Scientists will be featured speakers at the International Conference on Food Contact Compliance, as well as a conference sponsor. The conference will outline developments in international food contact compliance.

Keller and Heckman Partners Rachida Semail and Hazel O’Keeffe will be among the speakers at Smithers’ Global Food Contact 2021 Conference and Pre-Conference Workshop, which will cover key issues facing the global food contact industry. The virtual conference will take place from June 14-16 and the pre-conference workshop will be held on June 8.

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) updated its administrative guidance to implement new provisions required by the Transparency Regulation (EU) 2019/1381 and are applicable both to applications for new authorizations and modifications of existing authorizations.  (See the article, New EU Transparency Regulation to Apply from March 27, 2021, for more information on this regulation.)

Germany’s Draft Twenty-second Ordinance amending the German Ordinance on Consumer Goods, which establishes limits on the transfer of mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) from food contact materials (FCMs) made from recycled paper and board, has been notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) under the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Agreement.  The Draft is open for comment by the WTO Member States until 21 May 2021.