Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs 2023
The key meeting hub for the food contact industry
Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs (P&P) is returning in 2023 with, over 150 food contact representatives are expected to join us at Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs Conference. As the key meeting hub for the food contact industry, the conference provided a unique opportunity for delegates to get the latest industry information and network face-to-face with global experts
2023 highlights include:
20 presentations covering, regulatory updates, toxicology & risk assessment, testing and analytics, FCM and sustainability and more
Over 18 leading industry speakers including Barilla, FEICA, ISEGA, BASF, DS Smith De'Longhi to name a few
Attendees at the 2023 event included AB InBev, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Avery Dennison, Mars, Stora Enso, Covestro, Red Bull, Fujifilm and many more. View the full attendee list here.
Register your interest in joining us at the next event in 2023 below!
Exponent International provides support and advice to clients to help navigate the European and International food regulatory environment. Exponent can provide expert scientific and regulatory support in the areas of food contact materials, novel foods, food additives, enzymes, nutrition and health claims and dietary exposure assessment.
Keller and Heckman, founded in 1962, has a broad practice in the areas of regulatory law, public policy, and litigation, serving both domestic and international clients. Our firm is a pioneer in the use of interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving, and our attorneys and scientists emphasize creative service to clients involved in the development of new products, services, and markets. Since 1971, we have had an in-house scientific staff that works closely with the firm's attorneys on matters of technical complexity. Our highly-skilled attorneys, many of whom have technical backgrounds and extensive private industry experience, offer well-informed guidance and invaluable insights on a broad array of chemical-related issues. Additionally, our in-depth familiarity with the privacy and data security legal and policy landscape enables us to guide our clients in establishing best practices and commonsense solutions for managing consumer and employee data. Please visit Keller and Heckman’s resource for the global packaging industry, PackagingLaw.com, which provides a wide range of information on laws and regulations that affect packages and packaging materials.
In more than 100 years of practice, Steptoe has earned an international reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in structuring business transactions. Steptoe has more than 500 lawyers and other professional staff across offices in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington.
Policy Officer - Food Contact Materials, DG SANTEat
Jonathan studied biochemistry and specialised in toxicology at the University of Surrey in the UK and graduated there in 2002. He joined the UK's Food Standards Agency the same year where he worked as a senior scientific officer on risk management of chemicals in food, including contaminants, pesticides and food contact materials. He represented and negotiated on behalf of the UK at EU and international level including Codex and managed several research and surveillance projects.
Jonathan joined the European Commission in 2014 and works as a policy officer in DG SANTE on food contact materials including the new initiative to revise the EU legislation. He is based in Brussels, in Belgium.
Director, Food Contact Materials, Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairsat
The Coca-Cola Company
Jim Huang is the director of food contact materials in the global scientific & regulatory affairs at The Coca-Cola Company, a position he has held since 2016. Prior to that he was the head of the scientific & regulatory affairs of a global company that manufactures flexible packaging materials for foods and medical devices. Jim’s current responsibilities include safety assessment, risk management, regulatory compliance, and public advocacy for packaging and food contact materials.
Miguel Angel Prieto Arranz
Director Specialty Chemicalsat
European Chemical Industry Council - Cefic aisbl
Miguel Angel Prieto Arranz is a chemist by training, and is currently the Director of the “Food & feed”- and “Plastic Additives”-clusters in Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council). He is the responsible Sector Group manager for “FCA” –Food Contact Additives. Before joining Cefic, he worked for four years in FoodDrinkEurope (the association of the European food and drink manufacturing industries) as food policy, science and R&D manager. Prior to that, he worked as R&D manager at the Technology Transfer Center Bremerhaven (ttz-Bremerhaven) in Germany.
Keller & Heckman
Rachida Semail counsels clients on the regulatory status of food packaging and food related matters in the European Union (EU) and around the globe. This includes food contact, drinking water contact, and compliance relating to enzymes, flavourings, and food additive clearances. She also counsels clients on clearance, compliance, and packaging issues relating to cosmetics, drugs, and medical devices, as well as product recalls and other related issues, including biocides in food contact materials. Rachida has also expertise on the textiles and machinery directives.
Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Rachida practiced regulatory law at a French law firm specializing in EU and French food law where she assisted clients on various food issues, such as labeling, claims, borderline products, novel foods. During her doctorate studies, she completed an internship with the legal service of the European Commission in Brussels, where she gained a first-hand perspective of policymaking and the legislative process, while completing her doctorate thesis.
Dr. Ralph Derra
After his chemistry studies, Dr. Derra became head of laboratory of the ISEGA Forschungs- und Untersuchungsgesellschaft mbH, Aschaffenburg. Since 1986, he has been president of this company. As an authorized state registered expert for the analyses of packaging materi-als and of soil and air, he attends to the field of certification of materials in contact with food-stuffs. Apart from the analysis and evaluation of foodstuffs packages, environmental effects like recycling and composting are main focal points of his work.
Within the new German National Accreditation Body DAkkS, he represents the German Chemical Society GDCh in the fields of chemistry and protection of consumer health.
Dr. Derra is chairman of the analytical DIN committees on paper as well as on plastics in food contact and, in this function he also represents the German standardization in the correspond-ing European CEN workgroups. Since 2015, he is Chairman of the CEN/TC 172 Pulp, Paper and Board.
Project Manager & Scientistat
Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry & Technology
After completing her higher technical education in chemistry, Elisa Mayrhofer studied microbiology at the University of Vienna. For here PhD she joined the Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology (OFI) in 2018 to work on the development and validation of methods for the safety assessment of unidentified substances in food packaging migrates. Her main focus was the establishment of an in-vitro bioassay-based strategy to detect DNA-reactive mutagens. In the research project “PolyCycle”, where Elisa Mayrhofer was able to take on the role of the project manager, this strategy was successfully applied to analyse recycled polymers to contribute to a safe application of recycled materials in direct food contact. For her achievements in this project she was awarded with the ACR woman award honouring the best scientist in the ACR research network.
Sponsoring and exhibiting at P&P is a great opportunity to showcase your products and services to key players and decision makers from the industry, whilst ensuring that your name is firmly positioned at the forefront of food contact activity.