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US Food Contact Regulation: Easier Compliance for Adhesives & Coatings

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Wednesday Jan 30, 2019

Shorten your go-to-market cycles for your adhesives and coatings by integrating US Food Contact requirements (material selection, tests…) in your R&D process rather than developing & then checking for compliance.

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: Regulation
Level: Intermediate

Next Session: Jan 30, 2019
10:00 a.m. (New York City)
4:00 p.m. (Paris)

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Why should you attend?

Love cost reduction tips? Then join & learn to avoid all the costly time after development that you & regulatory colleagues waste to get your new formula FDA-approved:


  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 tests and/or migration test) to determine compliance
  3. Keep up on current FDA food contact legislations impacting coatings & adhesives: new requirements, positive lists, migration limits…
US Food Contact Regulation: Easier Compliance for Adhesives & Coatings

Who should attend?

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:

  • Introduction to US FDA regulation of Food Contact Materials
  • Structure of US FDA regulations of FCM
    • General requirements
    • Specific requirements for adhesives and coatings
    • Other “positive lists” (Where to find them?... )
  • Determining compliance of FCM & what it means for R&D practice
    • Compositional compliance
    • Compliance with use conditions
    • End tests specifications
  • What 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

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Members Reviews

This very good course was helpful to understand the US regulation. Also the links provided will be very useful for the future.

Inmaculada L. , from LURESA RESINAS S.L.

Good overview over US Food Contact Regulation, especially the links to various positive lists are very useful.

Carina G. , from Fraunhofer IVV

Excellent course! The topic is complex and this course helps to define the path to compliance.

Dennis P. , from Hewlett-Packard

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