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US Food Contact Regulation: Good R&D Practices for Easier Compliance

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Recorded on Sep 13, 2017

Ensure faster FDA approval for your new plastic product by integrating US Food Contact requirements (material selection, tests…) in your R&D process.

After reviewing latest FDA rules, Andreas Tschech will show how to easily determine compliance of food contact materials in order to prevent future problems with non-compliant products. 


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Andreas Tschech Presented By:
Andreas Tschech

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Innovation
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

Increasingly stringent legal requirements defined by Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has made the approval process more complex! You need to understand the specific rules impacting development processes to ensure 100% of new products get FDA approval faster.

Join this course and:


  1. Lower time & cost needed to get food contact approval by smartly choosing new materials and properly determining their safe condition of use

  2. Prevent future liability issues by timely running appropriate tests (end use, migration, toxicological..) to determine compliance

  3. Stay up-to-date on latest FDA food contact legislations: new requirements, positive lists, recycling, active/smart packaging…
US food contact regulation

Who should view this course?

R&D people, quality managers, sales people and buyers of food contact materials... throughout the supply chain – from raw material producers to end-users.

Course Outline

The following sections will be covered during the session:

  • Structure of US FDA regulations of Food Contact Material (FCM)
    • General requirements
    • Specific requirements
    • Other “positive lists” (Where to find them?... )
    • Overview of plastics, additives used in food contact
    • Legislation for Recycling, Active & Intelligent packaging

  • Determining compliance of FCM & what it means for R&D practice
    • compositional compliance
    • compliance with use conditions
    • End tests specifications

  • What can be done when a material is not compliant?

  • Impact on R&D practices & How to optimize?
    • Making an “intelligent choice” of a new substance to be used in the manufacture of a new material
    • Data necessary for determination of the safe use of a new food contact substance

  • Conclusions

  • 30 mins Q&A- Ask your questions directly from the expert !

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Members Reviews

The FDA requirements are becoming more complex and this training really helped!

Benjamin V. , from Protect-all, Inc.

Very Good! Clear statements on the use of Regulatory (FDA) info

Holly B. , from Amcor Rigid Plastics

This course gave a very clear picture of a complex area

Luis M. , from Repsol

Excellent overview of applicable regulations and how R&D should work with regualtory affairs for selection of ingredients

Marcos B. , from Hewlett Packard

Excellent! Good overview, short, relevant information given

Sabine R. , from Elopak

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