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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.

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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

Keller and Heckman Partners, Rachida Semail and Hazel O’Keeffe, along with Keller and Heckman Scientist, Tjoena Siere, will present “The Regulation of Food-Contact Coatings and Printing Inks in the European Union and Challenges Faced by Industry in Compliance and Safety Evaluations” at the EC Regulatory Forum on November 27-28, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.

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Join Keller and Heckman Partner, Hazel O’Keeffe, and Associate,

Keller and Heckman Partner Rachida Semail will present, “Holistic View of The Legislation Having an Impact on FCM” at the International Conference on Food Contact Compliance Webinar on September 29, 2020. Attendees will learn where the EU legislation is heading from the EU Commission, the latest developments in the US and in Asia, and meet representatives of the most relevant opinion leaders worldwide.

For more information on this event, please click here.