The Food, Drugand Cosmetic Packaging Materials Committee (FDCPMC) is a committee of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association. Since 1957, the FDCPMC has fostered the use of good science and good public policy in the safe use and regulation of packaging and non-packaging components for food, drugs, personal care products, cosmetics, toys and medical devices. The FDCPMC provides a network for the dissemination of regulatory information and a forum for the discussion of relevant global issues. The FDCPMC:
Current FDCPMC Subcommittees include:
The FDCPMC is actively addressing:
Membership in the FDCPMC is open to any member of SPI. Please contact the Executive Director for additional information.
FDCPMC Winter Conference 2009
December 3-4, 2009
Grand Hyatt - Atlanta, Georgia (Buckhead)
The conference program will begin on Thursday, December 3rd. The morning session will examine emerging compliance burdens for U.S. manufacturers of plastic food packaging and its components, including new testing guidelines, state and federal "green chemistry" initiatives, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA)and proliferating sustainability indices and third-party certifications. Invited speakers, including toxicologists from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will discuss new directions for risk assessment and hazard evaluation of food contact substances, with a look at estrogenicity and other emerging toxicity endpoints.
The afternoon session on the 3rd will feature a lively discussion on media abuses of science and PR and legal strategies for mitigating crises when product recalls, bans, regulatory compliance issues or campaigns against a product, material or company land in the media, the courts or the enforcement maws of regulatory agencies or even prove to be the tipping point for new restrictive legislation.
We encourage all SPI members to attend the FDCPMC Business Meeting on the morning of Friday, December 4th. The meeting will feature reports from the Committee's General Counsel, Technical Advisor and Subcommittee Chairs, as well as an update on SPI's new organizational structure and advocacy activities related to priority federal, state and international issues.
For your planning purposes, meetings currently scheduled are listed as follows:Thursday, December 3rd
Conference Program - 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Reception - 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Friday, December 4th
FDCPMC Business Meeting (SPI Members Only) - 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Government Affairs Subcommittee Lunch (Members Only) - 12:30 to 2:00 pm
This conference is open to all industry representatives. Stay tuned for registration details!
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Semi-annual Committee meetings; Subcommittee and Task Group meetings held on an as-needed basis.
Keller and Heckman LLP, SPI's general legal counsel and a firm with both legal and scientific expertise in packaging, issues a newsletter to all Committee members on a regular basis, approximately every 4-6 weeks as events warrant. These letters cover current regulatory developments at FDA (and related U.S. agencies), in Europe, and elsewhere in the world that are significant to packaging for food, drugs, and cosmetics and other products of interest to members, such as medical devices.
European Commission DG Joint Research Centre – Food Contact Materials Resource Center.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency – Reference Listing of Accepted Construction Materials, Packaging Materials and Non-Food Chemical Products.
Health Canada – Chemical Health Hazard Assessment Division, Food Program for Food Packaging Materials