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National Regulators from EFSA, ISS, Health Canada and Japanese NIHS feature at Global Food Contact

Full programme announced for Global Food Contact, taking place from 19-21 May 2015, Rome, Italy.

Leatherhead, UK, 26 February 2015. The leading global conference for food contact will return to Europe for 2015, taking place in the beautiful city of Rome. As the only global food contact forum, the programme will once again feature presentations from national regulators from across the globe, to provide delegates with all of the most relevant food contact developments.

Programme highlights include: an opening address from the host country by Maria Milana, providing a critical update on Europe from the Istituto Superiore di Sanità; regulatory perspectives from the Japanese National Institute of Health Sciences and China’s National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment; a panorama of MERCOSUR legislative developments from Alejandro Ariosti of INTI, Argentina and a BPA update from Dr. Anna F. Castoldi of EFSA following recent developments.

In addition to these national updates, regulatory and legal experts will also highlight differences between the US and EU approaches to product safety and compliance in supply chain, risk assessment and compliance of pigments and additives, and harmonisation attempts across ASEAN countries.

“With so many companies now dominating a number of geographic markets simultaneously, we are very proud to provide the food packaging industry with a platform on which to knowledge share and remain up to speed with regulations in current and emerging markets as they take shape. Year on year we see more and more new faces, as well as maintaining support from regular attendees, and the global diversity of this conference is what makes it such a crucial event for everyone involved in food packaging and subsequently sees it continue to thrive.” Says Karla Sharp, Conference Producer.

The conference also provides attendees with the opportunity to network with food contact professionals from across the globe and throughout the whole supply chain, and allows them to get involved with the in-depth pre-conference workshops. The morning worksho will be led by expert attorneys from Keller and Heckman on Establishing compliance with applicable legislation in the EU and the US, and the afternoon session led by experts from Smithers Pira and looking at EU Guidance documents which support plastics regulations.

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