Associate Daniel Rubenstein to Speak at Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference in Pittsburgh

Date: May 22, 2017

Daniel Rubenstein will present "Good Manufacturing Practice in FDA Regulated Facilities" at the Institute of Industrial Engineers' Annual Conference and Expo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 22, 2017.  The presentation will explore the relationship between Industrial Engineering and the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirement, as it relates to Food and Drug Law. To learn more, click here.

Daniel Rubenstein is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering.


Food packaging materials that are sold or marketed in the United States are subject to various regulatory and legal requirements – many of which are set forth by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  In addition to meeting various compositional and purity requirements, FDA also requires that appropriate measures be taken to ensure that these materials are “safe and suitable” for their intended use.  FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirement is both broad-reaching and essential, but largely silent on specific requirements.  Therefore, material manufacturers, converters, and customers must determine how best to ensure that the GMP requirement is satisfied.  This presentation will include an overview of the principles of industrial engineering that are used to demonstrate that a food-contact material is manufactured in accordance with GMP, including a discussion of facility design, process control, recordkeeping, and the continuing evolution of best practices.

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