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Smithers industry leading Global Food Contact conference confirmed to take place in Bethesda, MD from May 11-13, 2016

LEATHERHEAD, January 20, 2016: The leading global conference for food contact returns to the USA for 2016. As the only global food contact forum, the program once again features presentations from national regulators from across the globe, to provide delegates with the most relevant food contact developments.

This year’s Global Food Contact conference will deliver an open forum for discussion and idea exchange, covering hot topics within the food contact community including NIAS, FDA foreign supplier verification program; food safety rules and regulations in China; the developing new legislations in Canada; the impact of the European Commission’s new FCM initiative; a review from MERCOSUR; and much more.

Over 150 delegates are expected in attendance, representing all levels of the food contact value chain from consumer product companies; food packaging suppliers; plastics, chemicals and ink companies; to law firms; consultants; and testing companies. Attendees currently registered to attend include the likes of Wrigley, Avery Dennison, Nestlé, Expera and more.

“Packaging value chains have become more international and regional regulations have become more complex, especially in developing markets. As a result, companies are faced with a growing challenge: How to be globally compliant cost effectively? We are working to develop a conference agenda that combines regulators from around the world with the experience of multinationals from raw materials to retailers and leading industry experts to provide our members and attendees with the answers to the challenges they face.” says Ciaran Little, Conference Director. 

If food contact regulations are important to your business, this is the must-attend annual event you simply cannot afford to miss. Watch this space for more details soon.

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