The composition and regulation of food packaging materials are quite complex and the government authorities around the world take very different approaches to regulating such products. Given that food packaging manufacturers often market their products globally and/or to customers that market their food products globally, it is crucial that food-contact materials are compliant throughout these major markets. Doing so requires an appreciation of these unique regulatory schemes as well as the appropriate strategy for confirming and securing the necessary clearances for food packaging materials.
This session by expert speaker Mark Thompson will provide an overview of the varied food-contact material regulatory requirements in the three primary markets of US, EU and Asia. The session will discuss in detail the composition and regulation of food packaging materials in these major regions.
The presentation will primarily consist of a PowerPoint presentation with citations and explanations for the various regulatory regimes. There will also be clear illustrations and charts to better explain the structure of the regulatory frameworks. Plus, you’ll get links to relevant legislation and resources that can be used to access the relevant requirements.
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- Shawn K. Stevens
Mark Thompson is a Senior Associate located in Keller and Heckman LLP’s Shanghai Representative Office. Mr. Thompson began working for Keller and Heckman in Washington DC in 2007. During that time, Mr. Thompson assisted clients in demonstrating compliance with U.S. and EU regulations pertaining to food, food packaging, drugs, as well as applicable environmental requirements.