Brussels Food Packaging Law Seminar and China Packaging Pre-Conference Workshop

Keller and Heckman is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its annual Food Packaging Law Seminar, and new this year, the Pre-Conference Workshop on Chinese Requirements. Now in its 12th year, this comprehensive food packaging law course is designed to provide regulatory, scientific, and legal professionals with up-to-date information on the latest food packaging law developments. This year, we will cover the basics on EU and U.S. food-contact legislation and will provide updates on global regulations relating to food-contact materials. The agenda will cover: 


  • EU National Laws Applicable to Non-Harmonized Food-Contact Materials
  • Technical Requirements for Establishing EU and U.S. Compliance for Packaging Materials
  • Recommendations on the Evaluation of Non-Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS)
  • Food Packaging Requirements Around the World, including Japan and MERCOSUR
  • Considerations for Food-Contact in the Circular Economy
  • Hot Topics, including Commission Re-evaluation of Food-Contact Legislation and Revisions to Mutual Recognition Regulation

The Pre-Conference Workshop on Chinese Requirements will cover the following topics:

  • Chinese Food Safety Law
  • Overview of Food Safety Standard System
  • Summary of China's National Standards, including
    • GB 4806.1 General Safety Standard
    • GB 9685 Additives Standard
    • Material Standards, including Plastic Resins, Coatings, Paper, etc.
  • China Food-Contact Petitions (procedures and helpful hints)
  • Compare and Contrast EU/National Legislation with Requirements in China 

Location: The Hotel Brussels

Dates: March 12 – 14, 2019

Day 1 (March 12, 2019): China Packaging Pre-Conference Workshop (half day program)

Day 2 (March 13, 2019): Day 1 of Brussels Food Packaging Law Seminar

Day 3 (March 14, 2019): Day 2 of Brussels Food Packaging Law Seminar

Registration Fees/Options:

  • China Packaging Pre-Conference workshop + 2-day Food Packaging Law Seminar: €1,195 if you register by 8 February; €1,350 after 8 February

  • 2-day Food Packaging Law Seminar: €945 if you register by 8 February; €1,145 after 8 February

  • China Packaging Pre-Conference workshop: €350 if you register by 8 February; €450 after 8 February

To register, click here.

For questions, please contact:

Sara A. Woldai, CMP

Manager, Marketing Meetings and Events


Date: 3/12/2019 - 3/14/2019

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