Food Contact Regulations USA 2019

Get to the heart of the regulatory issues within food contact

Food contact materials (FCM) are materials or articles that come into contact with food (and beverages), such as packaging, containers, machinery (used to process foodstuffs), in addition to kitchenware and tableware. Food contact materials have the potential to affect human health and the environment, so ensuring compliance with food contact regulations is of the utmost importance to those manufacturing, producing or even selling food contact materials.

Food contact materials regulations continue to be complex and fast-moving, with increasing consumer demand for information and developing technologies. This event from Chemical Watch brings together a team of outstanding speakers from North and South America to offer the latest developments in federal and state level-legislation along with global food contact materials regulations.

Over two days, the annual Food Contact Regulations USA conference offers guidance on the latest developments in food contact materials from experts (including regulators, specialist consultants, and industry) using informative presentations, panel discussions, and interactive Q&As.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Food contact materials compliance issues with plastics and packaging;
  • Non-Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS);
  • Product labelling concerns and practical considerations (inks);
  • California Proposition 65 implications for the food contact industry;
  • EU vs US regulations in food packaging;
  • Emerging issues with PFAS (perfluoroalkyl substances) and PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid);
  • Food contact regulations in Latin America;
  • European food packaging controls; and,
  • The future of packaging materials.

The conference will provide up-to-date information and insights into food contact materials regulations, featuring speakers discussing both regulatory guidelines and practical industry experiences. 

Organisations confirmed to present at Food Contact Regulations USA 2019 include:

  • US Food and Drug Administration (FDA);
  • US Department of Agriculture (USDA);
  • California Department of Toxic Substances Control;
  • Food Safety Authority of Ireland;
  • And more to be announced...
19 March 2019 to 20 March 2019
Washington D.C., Di
Contact Person: 

Elizabeth Dederick, PhD
Vice President
knoell USA, LLC