Pre-Conference Workshop

The Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs pre-conference workshops have always been a major hit with industry leaders from across the food contact supply chain, and this year's event is no different.

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Monday 2  December 

Pre-Conference Workshop (afternoon): “Establishing Food-Contact Compliance in the European Union, the United States and China: The Challenges and Comparisons between the Jurisdictions from a Practical Perspective


This Keller and Heckman LLP workshop will provide an overview of how to conduct food-contact compliance assessments in the EU, the U.S. and China with case studies on plastic materials and articles and on paper and paperboard to more concretely highlight how the requirements in these jurisdictions deviate. The workshop will also address the technical requirements and, notably, how analytical and toxicity data may be used to help demonstrate compliance in all three jurisdictions despite the different regulatory frameworks. 


14:00- 14:30 Registration & Welcome Refreshments


14:30 - 15:45 Presentation 1: 

  • Main Framework and GMP requirements
  • Comparison of Approach and Concepts
  • Factors to Consider when Assessing Food-Contact Compliance (including Exemptions from Clearance or Positive List Requirements)


15:45 - 16:15 Networking Break


16:15 – 17:00 Presentation 2: 

  • Migration Testing Requirements
  • Toxicity Data Requirements
  • Leveraging Data to Achieve Compliance in all Three Jurisdictions


17:00 - 17:30 Final discussion & Q&A with the speakers


17:30 End of the Pre-Conference Workshop


There will also be plenty of time for discussion, so please bring along any hot topics you would like to discuss.

The workshop is priced at €379 + VAT and can only be purchased alongside a two-day conference ticket

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N.B. Only delegates to the conference are eligible to attend the workshop.