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Upcoming food contact events:
Global Food Contact 2015 has been confirmed!
This unique event will be taking place in Rome, Italy from 19-21 May 2015.
THE global food contact forum, this conference never fails to offer delegates the chance to be updated with all the key developments around the globe relating to FCM.
Find out more about the 2015 edition of this exciting event here >>
Food Contact and Additives is returning to the US in 2015
Since Global Food Contact is in Europe, the Food Contact and Additives event is back for 2015. Taking place on September 28-30 in Georgetown - Washington DC, this event will once again bring together regulatory affairs professionals from both the food contact materials and food ingredients industries to provide a unique forum for getting up to date with all current and developing regulatory, legislative and best practise for the safety of food and food packaging materials. Read more here >>>
Past food contact events
Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs 2014 was a great success!
Plastics and Paper took place from 2-5 December at the Eurostars Grand Central Hotel in Munich, Germany. Over 200 delegates joined us at our flagship event, to take in the sights and sounds of Christmas Markets, whilst getting up to speed on the most topical and timely developments in food contact regulations.
Speakers included representatives from FrieslandCampina Consumer Products, DS Smith, EFSA and more! >> View the full list here <<
Check out the full highlights here >>
Introduction to Food Contact Regulations 10-11 June 2014
Smithers Pira is the worldwide authority on packaging, paper and print industry supply chains and alongside our 2014 conference and webinar schedules, we deliver that expertise in a small number of specialist training courses. The most recent training course from Smithers Pira's industry experts took place in June at the Ramada London Gatwick
Over 130 attendees joined us at Global Food Contact - what did you miss?
Taking place in Silver Spring, MD on May 12-14 2014, this global event once again addressed all the on-going changes in food contact legislation across the world.
This year's speakers included FDA, Health Canada, Amcor, Sealed Air and legal experts Keller & Heckman and Steptoe, and this year's programme featured food contact representatives from South America, Japan, China, the US and Europe. Plus an expert panel on supply chain compliance featured representatives from Bemis, Wrigley and more.
Watch this space for the 2015 venue announcement, when we return to Europe!
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View the full program here
P&P 2013 celebrated 30 years in London!
On 9-12 December this leading food contact forum celebrated the 30th edition of Plastics in Contact with Foodstuffs! With a gala dinner on the evening of 10th December, in addition to a full 3 day conference agenda, plus 2 pre-conference workshops, delegates were brought up to date with all the need-to-know developments in food contact regulations, compliance and guidance.
Speakers included European Commission JRC, EFSA, BfR, and H.B Fuller and attendees provided great feedback on these leading Plastics and Paper agendas
A very successful launch event, new for 2013, in Washington DC!
This inaugural event organised by Smithers Pira, in partnership with Steptoe, brought together the realms of food contact and food additives, and provided delegates with critical updates in each of these fields within the US market.
See what you missed and what attendees had to say about this great event. Food Contact & Additives will be returning to the US in late September 2015 - watch this space for more information.
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Key Speakers for P&P 2014
FrieslandCampina Consumer Products Europe
Flexible Packaging Europe