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Packaging Attorneys and Scientists to Present at PLASTICS Spring Food Packaging Summit

Mon, Jun 10, 2024
Wed, Jun 12, 2024
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Keller and Heckman Packaging attorneys and scientists will present at the 2024 PLASTICS Spring Food Packaging Summit, to be held in Alexandria, Virginia on June 10 – 12, 2024. 

Partner Rachel Bond will give a presentation titled “Trends in State Law (Chemical Bans, PCR Requirements, and Beyond).” The presentation will explore the latest trends in state laws related to food-contact packaging with many examples and thoughts on what state laws might be on the horizon. 

Partner Katie Bond's presentation, “Green Marketing: Top Five Trends in Enforcement & Lawsuits,” will provide an overview of the current legal landscape for green marketing by focusing on the five most significant developments affecting consumer products right now.

Partner Katie Skaggs’ presentation, “Business Considerations to Increased Regulation of PFAS,” will dive into considerations that businesses need to consider in the face of increased regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) by discussing issues related to advertising claims, testing, and more.

Partner Mark Thompson will walk through the challenges unique to bio-based polymers used in food-contact applications and provide insight on what companies can do to overcome them in his presentation, “Trends in the Regulation of Biopolymers.”

Counsel Sara Gaines will speak on “Food-Contact Customer Assurance Considerations.” Her presentation will walk through how to provide an assurance statement and how to interpret assurance statements you receive from your suppliers.

Scientist Mark Hepp will examine how scientific uncertainty inherent in the risk assessment process is exploited to promote precautionary hazard-based risk management decisions in his presentation, “Hazard vs. Risk and the Precautionary Principle.”

For more information about the summit, including how to register, please click here.