Implications of FSMA Rules for the Food Packaging Industry

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The food industry is buzzing about FSMA, the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act. Required implementation dates vary, depending on the size of your company and the specific rule under which you are regulated. The packaging industry is covered by the records access, administrative detention and recall authority provisions of FSMA. The Food and Drug Administration has recently clarified that food contact materials are not bound by requirements related to sanitary transportation and Foreign Supplier Verification Programs. In cases wherein packaging manufacturers handle or supply materials that are not exclusively food contact substances, they may need to register as food facilities and meet additional requirements. This presentation will help you determine how FSMA may or may not apply to your work.

What you will learn:

  • What is FSMA?
  • How do I know if I am required to comply with FSMA?
  • When do I need to comply with FSMA?
  • What will I have to do to comply with FSMA?
  • What new obligations might I have under FSMA in the event of a recall?


Anne Cooper
Food Technical Manager
Eagle Certification Group
Kyra Douglas
Senior Director, Global Regulatory Affairs
Plastics Industry Association 


Anne Cooper is Food Technical Manager for Eagle Certification Group. She has been a technical manager with several Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)-benchmarked Certification Bodies for 10 years. Previously, Anne had a 10-year career as a Global Quality Assurance Manager at Dunkin’ Brands.
Kyra Douglas is Senior Director, Global Regulatory Affairs, for the Plastics Industry Association. She manages global regulatory advocacy related to packaging, and also serves as staff administrator for the organization’s Food, Drug and Cosmetic Packaging Materials Committee, which serves as a forum for education and information exchange among regulatory affairs experts in the plastic packaging industry.


August 16, 2018
10 – 11 a.m. Central


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