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Keller and Heckman Partner Evangelia C Pelonis will speak at the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) Introduction to U.S. Food Law and Regulation Seminar. The title of her presentation is, “Food Labeling: General Requirements (Including Meat and Poultry).” For more information or to register, please click here.

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) has published a 332-page baseline study on food-contact materials that are not specifically regulated at the European Union (EU) level, titled, “Non-harmonised food contact materials in the EU: regulatory and market situation.”

The Trump administration issued a directive to manage the Federal regulatory process in the weeks immediately following the inauguration to ensure that presidential appointees or designees have the opportunity to review any new or pending regulations.

The Obama Administration announced in early January the publication of the final version of the 2017 Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology (Coordinated Framework). (A White House blog post unveiling the final version can be found here.)  The update began in 2015 when the Executive Office of the President (EOP) issued a memorandum directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S.

Keller and Heckman Partner Rachida Semail will be speaking at Smithers PIRA’s Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs 2016 Conference, on December 8. The conference will provide an overview on the latest laws and regulations affecting plastics and paper packaging in contact with food. It will also include information on inks, coating, and adhesives, along with compliance case studies.

Ms. Semail’s presentation is titled, “National European regulations for non-harmonized FCM inks and coatings.”

Keller and Heckman is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its Food Packaging Law Seminar scheduled for 8-9 March 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. Now in its 10th consecutive year, this comprehensive course is designed for regulatory, scientific, and legal professionals so that they may keep up-to-date on the latest food packaging law developments. 

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Keller and Heckman is proud to present a seminar designed by its attorneys and scientists that focuses on TSCA, food-contact substances, and FDA-regulated products. Regulatory and legal professionals new to the field will learn the basic rules and regulations of these areas. Those with existing knowledge can use this seminar to keep up-to-date on the latest developments.

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Course Highlights:

Keller and Heckman attorney Natalie Rainer will present "Food Safety: Ingredient Preclearance: Intentional Components of Food" at the Food and Drug Law Institute's (FDLI) Introduction to Food Law and Regulation Course: Understanding How the Government Regulates the Food Industry. She will discuss legal requirements for using food additives—as defined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—and exemptions to the definition, such as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) substances.