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Wed, 2013-06-19

LEATHERHEAD. 18 June 2013. Bringing together the realms of food contact and food additives, the inaugural Food Contact and Additives agenda will address all the current regulatory changes affecting the food industry, both from the perspective of the food ingredients and food packaging supply chains.

Featuring key sessions on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the GRAS review and international regulations and compliance requirements, the Food Contact and Additives agenda takes on a unique format of general opening and closing sessions addressing topics key to all food industry stakeholders and focused tracks taking a deeper look into specific issues for each sector.

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Highlights of the agenda include presentations from four FDA representatives on critical topics of FSMA, the GRAS ingredient review, FDA guidance for food contact materials, and the implications of nanotechnology applications for consumer safety. Plus international focuses on food additives regulations in Canada and the EU and insight into scope for harmonisation across national schemes, in addition to EU food contact compliance and legislative updates from South America and Russia.

FDA officials will be joined by experts from up and down the supply chain, including company representatives from Ocean Spray, Bemis, Kerry Ingredients and Chemtura, and associations FEMA, GMA, IACM, IFIC, and NAMPA, bringing a unique diversity to the conference program.

Also encompassing an expert pre-conference US/EU 101 session on regulatory interpretation and compliance, led by legal experts from Steptoe and Johnson, this must-attend event is for anyone involved in either food packaging or food ingredients, who wants to meet a range of industry experts and gain a unique perspective on food safety and best practices in manufacturing.

About Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Over the past six decades, Steptoe has established a reputation for vigorous advocacy in complex litigation and arbitration, successful representation of clients before governmental agencies, and creative and practical advice in guiding business transactions.  The firm has more than 500 lawyers and other professionals in offices across the world.

About 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 to help clients gain market insights, identify opportunities, evaluate product performance and manage compliance.

Did You Know?

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