December 3, 2013
Food safety is a critical issue for everyone, from food packaging suppliers to consumer goods manufacturers to end-users. However, as an unregulated substance group, food packaging adhesives can be difficult to evaluate.
Next week, Alexandra Ross, product regulatory specialist for H.B. Fuller’s European region, will share expertise on this complex topic. Vice-chair of the technical working group ‘Paper and Packaging’ of the Association of European Adhesives and Sealants Industry (FEICA), Alexandra will speak at the ‘Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs Conference’ in London, Dec. 9-12.
In her presentation, Alexandra will examine the role of current legislation and offer understanding and reassurance about how the guidance from FEICA helps the adhesive user, as well as the adhesive manufacturer.
“Given that Smithers Pira’s conference is a leading food contact forum, attracting attendance from industry specialists across Europe I am honored to be invited to present on Dec. 11.” says Alexandra. “I will be providing insights on a step-by-step process used to evaluate adhesives and on which information needs to be provided on ‘Food Contact Status’ paper.”
Adhesives are treated as plastics in the regulations and adhesive suppliers must provide adequate information to downstream users so they can demonstrate regulatory compliance. The FEICA guidance shows two decision trees that give recommendations for the adhesives manufacturers and users.
If you would like to learn more, make sure to attend Alexandra’s presentation in London on Wednesday, Dec.11 or contact us with your questions. For information about our packaging solutions, visit www.hbfuller.com/eimea-packaging.