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Keeping Food Safe: H.B. Fuller Expert Shares Insight into Evaluating Packaging Adhesives at Upcoming Conference

April 22, 2014



If you are attending the Best of Food and Beverage Packaging Conference in Minneapolis, April 29 - May 1, I invite you to attend the session on “Packaging and the Legislative Landscape – Keeping Food Safe” to hear about how the packaging, food and beverage industries and government can work together on this critical issue.

At H.B. Fuller we go to great lengths to understand our customers’ evolving needs and challenges. For food and beverage brand owners and suppliers, one of those challenges today is meeting lengthy and complicated food contact regulations.

Food contact regulations are critical for ensuring the safety of the food we eat. They are also lengthy and complicated, and they impact all players within the food industry, from raw material and packaging suppliers to food manufacturers. Andrew will disConsumer demand for convenience has driven innovation in food packaging. However, equally important to consumers is reassurance that the food they purchase is safe, free from contamination by natural occurrences as well as by packaging materials. That responsibility lies with everyone in the supply chain.

Food packaging adhesives can be especially difficult to evaluate. During my breakout session, I will discuss:

  • How H.B. Fuller helps customers meet their regulatory responsibilities.
  • The “toolbox” the H.B. Fuller team and I use to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, which addresses U.S., European and other countries’ food contact regulations.
  • The multi-step process we use to assess the influence of migration into the food. The process includes raw materials data gathering, raw materials evaluation, adhesives evaluation and analytical testing.

As global regulatory and analytical manager, over my eight-year career at H.B. Fuller I have collaborated on multiple projects with customers to develop and analytically test adhesives to determine compliance with various global food packaging regulations, and I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned with you.

The issue of food safety requires collaboration throughout the supply chain. At H.B. Fuller, we are committed to connecting what matters by bringing together people, processes and products that answer and solve customer challenges.

Register today to attend the best of Food and Beverage Packaging Conference. Not attending the event? Contact us or to visit us learn more about our adhesive packaging solutions.

Andrew Stooksbury
Global Regulatory and Analytical Manager