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Keller and Heckman Introduces Food Packaging Podcast: Food & Chemicals Unpacked

Washington, DC – International regulatory law firm Keller and Heckman LLP launches Food & Chemicals Unpacked, a podcast from our Packaging Practice which provides a comprehensive view of the emerging legal and scientific issues surrounding the food, chemical, packaging, consumer product, and tobacco and e-vapor industries. 

Partners Mark Thompson and Kathryn Skaggs serve as the podcast hosts and introduce Keller and Heckman’s in-house chemists, toxicologists, attorneys, and industry leaders as guests to discuss the technical issues surrounding these industries. 

“Our intention is to give people clear and concise updates on legislative developments, new regulations, and other non-governmental initiatives that have an impact on the food and chemical industries,” said Kathryn Skaggs, a partner in Keller and Heckman’s Food and Drug Packaging Practice Group. 

Each episode will present critical information on these topics along with supporting resources from Keller and Heckman’s websites, including and, as well as the firm’s food and drug law blog - The Daily Intake, and our tobacco and e-vapor law blog - The Continuum of Risk.

Mark Thompson, a Partner in Keller and Heckman’s Food and Drug Packaging Practice Group, commented, “We wanted to create an exhaustive resource for clients to stay updated and informed in this ever-changing sector of law.”

The first episode of Food & Chemicals Unpacked focuses on the regulation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in food packaging applications at both state and federal levels and how its regulation affects a huge number of products in various markets. To listen to the podcast and access show notes, please click here

About Keller and Heckman

Keller and Heckman is an internationally renowned law firm with a broad practice in the areas of regulatory law, public policy, and litigation. From offices around the world, we represent global companies and trade associations servicing a range of industries, including food and food additives, plastics, pesticides, industrial and specialty chemicals, consumer products, drugs and medical devices, transportation, and telecommunications. We are a pioneer in the use of interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving with an in-house scientific staff that works closely with the attorneys on matters of technical complexity.