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Keller and Heckman to Host 22nd Annual Food Packaging Law Seminar in Arlington, VA

Pre-Conference Workshop Will Focus on Sustainability Issues

Keller and Heckman’s 22nd Annual Food Packaging Law Seminar will return to an in-person format. It will be held in Arlington, VA (just outside Washington, D.C.) on October 19 and 20, 2021. A special feature of this year’s seminar is a Sustainability Pre-Conference Workshop, which will take place on October 18.

Keller and Heckman’s Food Packaging Law Seminar is the leading event where regulatory, scientific, technical, and legal professionals can gain an overview of global food packaging laws and regulations, in addition to learning about latest developments impacting this complex industry. A former attendee stated that he was “always impressed with the depth and knowledge of Keller and Heckman speakers and their willingness/ability to easily share that knowledge with attendees.”

Presentations by Keller and Heckman food packaging attorneys and scientists at this year’s seminar will include practical guidance on how to attain clearances for food-contact materials in jurisdictions around the world, from the U.S. and South America to Europe, Japan, China, and South Korea. There also will be discussions on technical considerations, best practices for providing customer assurances, and GMP requirements, along with presentations on U.S. state law activities – especially those restricting specific chemicals.  

As interest in sustainable packaging continues to mount in the face of environmental concerns, marketing pressure, and consumer demand, those in the packaging industry are under pressure to offer more sustainability options. How to design packaging for a sustainable future; technical considerations for recycled plastics; and biopolymers, biodegradability and compostability issues will be among the topics discussed at the pre-conference workshop on sustainability.

Registration for the Food Packaging Law Seminar is now open. Pricing and event details can be found here