Henrik Jungclas is a Subject Matter Expert for Food Contact Materials at FoodChain ID. Prior to his recent position he has worked as a Regulatory Affairs Manager and internal auditor for quality and hygiene at Tetra Pak, Weidenhammer and Sonoco Consumer Products Europe since 2006.
He is chair of the Food Contact group of the German Paper Converting Association and co-author of various books in the area of Food Contact Materials and Hygiene management. He was an external expert to the BfR Commission subgroup Paper & Board from 2019 until 2022. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from the Phillips-University Marburg. His main interests are global compliance and environmental assessments of Food contact materials.
Huqiu Zhang holds a PhD in organic chemistry. She provides regulatory and technical consultation to consumer product and food industries, chemical and food contact material industries, and their supply chains in the areas of chemical safety, global regulatory compliance, and packaging sustainability. Her expertise includes regulatory compliance strategies and implementation; new materials and recycled materials pre-market clearance, approval, and compliance; supply chain chemical management and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP); business due diligence, chemical hazard identification, and exposure and risk assessment.
Huqiu is a principal at Sevee & Maher Engineers, based in Chicago office. Her more than 25 years of working experience extends to the whole supply chain of food packaging and consumer products, working with chemical, material and compounding manufacturers, food/beverage company, and Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) company.
Huqiu played a critical role in opening a technical communication channel between the US FDA and China MOH agencies in 2006. She is a long-standing contributor to the Journal of Plastic Film & Sheeting. Huqiu has frequently been invited to speak as an industry expert at professional conferences, with the most recent as speaker during 2023 International Molded Fiber Association Conference. She is on the Board of Technical Advisor for Zymtronix, and a past board member for industry associations.
Paul Schutes is the President of the Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA) and the Recycled Paperboard Technical Association (RPTA), the 2 leading industry associations dedicated to expanding the use and improving the manufacture of recycled fiber products. Paul is a paperboard and packaging expert with 40 years of experience in the industry. During his career in paperboard packaging Paul has held senior positions in packaging design, engineering, sales and production. In his role as Executive Director of the RPA/RPTA Paul works with North America’s largest brand owners and retailers on a wide range of sustainability initiatives
Tina Robertson is a Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager, Food Contact Materials at knoell USA LLC, based out of Chicago. She provides regulatory support and to ensure compliance of food contact materials, reviews product compositions in accordance with global regulations, and prepares registration dossiers of food contact materials (FCM) in USA, EU, and Asia. She has a law degree from the University of Alabama, School of Law and is a member of the Illinois state bar. She has a background in assessing and maintaining regulatory compliance for the food contact consumer goods industry in a variety of markets including US and EU as well as years of industry experience in a compliance role for food contact packaging ranging from plastic dairy closures to infant formula lids.
A member of the FoodChain ID Executive Leadership Team, Kevin is an experienced regulatory attorney who has worked and consulted in the food and consumer products space for 25 years. He advises some of the world’s largest manufacturers on food additive, food contact and supply chain compliance challenges. He has headed international consulting projects on four continents over two decades and is responsible for the content of FoodChain ID’s regulatory compliance products. Prior to FoodChain ID’s acquisition of Decernis (of which Kevin was a founder), he was responsible for regulatory content and was Executive Director of the global advisory services team.
Alistair manages the Food Packaging Safety Section within Smithers. This involves advising clients on the safety legislation which applies to food packaging in a wide range of different countries throughout the world and coordinating work programmes to ensure that clients' products meet these requirements. His expertise spans all the EU countries, USA, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Israel, Russia and all the South American countries.
Alistair graduated with a degree and PhD in Chemistry from Birmingham University. After working for BP and the Department of Health, he joined Smithers in 1994, taking up his current position in 1995.