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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 PackagingLaw.com 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.

Acting U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Janet Woodcock and Acting U.S.

A regulation on the transparency and sustainability of European Union (EU) risk assessment in the food chain, the Transparency Regulation 2019/1381, will apply from March 27, 2021. This regulation introduces new rules for petitioning the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and amends the EU’s Framework Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004.

Keller and Heckman Partner Rachida Semail will speak on the implementation of the Single-Use Plastics Directive by the European Commission at the Countdown to Single-Use Plastics Ban seminar. This seminar will also include presentations on developments related to single-use plastic product ban in leading member states.

The seminar is sponsored by the Centre for Management Technology. For more information, click here