The Government Affairs Subcommittee is compiling recommendations for U.S. FDA to update and strengthen the Food Contact Notification (FCN) program through revisions to implementing guidance, enhanced communication among FCN reviewers and notifiers, and knowledge exchange on packaging materials innovations.

The International Subcommittee promotes the development of science-based regulations for food-contact materials that are aligned across global jurisdictions. The Subcommittee currently has work groups participating in regulatory consultations in China, India, Japan, and MERCOSUR.