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The Key Meeting Hub for the Food Contact Industry


Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs (P&P) is returning across 12-13 December 2023 in Amsterdam with over 150 food contact representatives are expected to join us at Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs conference. As the key meeting hub for the food contact industry, the conference provided a unique opportunity for delegates to get the latest industry information and network face-to-face with global experts. Organised by Smithers, this eagerly anticipated event is proud to announce the addition of the first 7 speakers to its distinguished lineup. Over 20 presentations from over 20 leading industry speakers covering, regulatory updates, toxicology & risk assessment, testing and analytics, FCM and sustainability and much more.


The five sessions are Regulatory Updates, Toxicology & Risk Assessment, Testing & Analytics, FCM Compliance Along the Supply Chain and FCM & Sustainability.


A few of the speakers include Miguel Angel Prieto Arranz, Director Specialty Chemicals at European Chemical Industry Council – Cefic, Dr. Ralph Derra, Managing Director at ISEGA, Marcello Pezzi, Product Safety Director at DS Smith, Timothy Chandler, Senior Policy Advisor – Food Contact Materials at Food Standards Agency, Marco Scialpi, Sales Strategic Executive at FoodChain ID, Eleonora Furlanetto, Food Contact Materials Compliance Specialist at De’Longhi Appliances, Antonio Nespoli, Global Quality & Food Safety Director at Barilla Group.


Presentations at the conference include FCM legislation – past, present and future, and the impact of CSS – The Sherwin Williams Company, PFAS in the EU and in the UK – Steptoe, The revision of the legal framework for Food Contact Materials – a perspective from the printing ink industry – The European Printing Ink Association (EuPIA), Are all mineral oil contaminations critical? A new method to determine the toxicological risk of MOSH & MOAH in food contact materials – Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry & Technology, Digital compliance trends in the recent sustainability legislative framework – FoodChain ID, Metal cans for infant formula – food safety & regulatory compliance – Danone Nutricia Research.


Companies such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, AB InBev, Fujifilm, Red Bull, Avery Dennison, Covestro, Mars, Steptoe, Total Petrochemicals, Abbott, Japan Tobacco International, Stora Enso, Omya, Danone, Barilla, De’Longhi are just some of the companies who have already confirmed their attendance.


Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs (P&P) is more than just a conference – it is a gathering of likeminded professionals looking to address all topical concerns in the food contact industry and develop their knowledge on how to best comply with the latest regulations for plastic and paper packaging in contact with foodstuffs. The scope of this event is much broader than just plastics and paper, with insights into:

  • The latest legislation

  • Compliance case studies and pertinent issues of food packaging

  • Plus information on inks, coatings and adhesives

Or contact Tom Sawicki: tsawicki@smithers.com


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