Regulatory perspectives from FDA, Health Canada and Japanese NIHS feature on highly anticipated program, exclusively revealed for the Global Food Contact conference 2014
Organizers Smithers Pira announce full program for expert food contact conference in May 12-14 2014, Silver Spring, MD.
LEATHERHEAD, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The leading global conference for Food Contact returns to the USA for 2014. As the only global food contact forum, the program once again features presentations from national regulators from across the globe, to provide delegates with the most relevant food contact developments.
“I have been attending these food contact events for about 20 years. I am pleased to be involved this year as a speaker, to provide an important overview and comparison of compliance for flexible packaging materials.”
Program highlights include: an opening address by Dr Kristi Muldoon Jacobs, providing a critical update from the US Food and Drug Administration; a regulatory perspective from the Japanese National Institute of Health Sciences; a panorama of MERCOSUR legislative developments from Alejandro Ariosti of INTI, Argentina and a new national perspective from the Turkish Food Safety Association.
“I have been attending these food contact events for about 20 years. I am pleased to be involved this year as a speaker, to provide an important overview and comparison of compliance for flexible packaging materials.” says Robert Broughton, Product Safety Manager, Amcor
In addition to the national updates, regulatory and legal experts will highlight differences between the US and EU approaches to product safety and compliance in supply chain, guidance on food packaging inks and compliance of multi-material and multi-layer flexible packaging.
“Many companies operate across geographies and we are proud to keep developing this global agenda, to provide the food packaging industry with a unique chance to keep up to date with how regulations in new markets are taking shape. Every year we see more new faces attend this event as the global diversity of this conference and its attendees continues to thrive.” says Hayley Marsden, Conference Director.
The conference provides attendees the opportunity to network with food contact professionals from across the globe and throughout the supply chain, allowing them to get involved with the in-depth pre-conference workshop, led by expert attorneys from Eric F Greenberg PC on Food Contact Notifications, GRAS and other key concepts.
About Smithers Pira
Smithers Pira – the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Established in 1930, Smithers Pira provides strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events. www.smitherspira.com