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The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) Food, Drug and Cosmetic Packaging Materials Committee (FDCPMC) is a public policy committee made up of company representatives from all segments of the plastics industry, working to ensure plastic packaging protects both the product it contains and the health and safety of the end user. We work to harmonize regulatory policy that also supports economic growth and global trade in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors.

The Latest: Industry Guidance for Recycled Plastics in Food-Contact Applications

The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Packaging Materials Committee (FDCPMC) has published “General Information for Industry on Supply Chain Communication for Recycled Plastics in Food-Contact Applications,” guidelines for understanding regulatory compliance for post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics in food-contact packaging. View a helpful summary below and download your copy now, free to PLASTICS members.

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The FDCPMC brings members together to:

- Discuss and exchange knowledge on international regulatory developments, compliance and customer assurance. This is done through regular web and teleconferences, e-mail dialogue, as well as semi-annual technical conferences.

- Work directly with officials at USFDA and counterpart regulatory agencies around the world, that regularly call on the FDCPMC as a primary source of industry expertise and data to support the refinement of global food packaging regulations.

- Formulate advocacy strategies that promote the use of sound science and good public policy toward fair regulation of packaging and non-packaging components of food, drugs, personal care products, toys and medical devices.

- Host a biennial International Symposium on Worldwide Regulation of Food Packaging that brings together global regulators, technical experts and industry leaders for focused and intimate discussion on overcoming regulatory obstacles to global marketing of food packaging materials.

PLASTICS members may access all FDCPMC work products and event proceedings and provide contributions to documents under development by contacting Brennan Nesvacil to request a login for the FDCPMC SmartSheet account.


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