Webinar provides a helpful beginner’s guide to FDA legislation of food contact materials

In a one-hour webinar, Dr. Alistair Irvine of Smithers Pira provided a valuable overview of the United States Food and Drug Administration and three ways to achieve FDA compliance for food contact materials. The webinar lays a solid introductory foundation for anyone looking to get a better handle on the process and begin exploring their options in terms of securing approval.

A beginner's guide to FDA: WebinarFood contact legislation has become increasingly complex in the sixty years since it came under the umbrella of FDA regulation in 1957. In a one-hour webinar, Dr. Alistair Irvine of Smithers Pira provides a valuable overview of the United States Food and Drug Administration and how it regulates food contact materials. The webinar lays a solid introductory foundation for anyone looking to get a better handle on the process and begin exploring their options in terms of securing approval.

Dr. Irvine opens a brief history of United States food law and a quick look at how the FDA reviews food contact materials. Irvine then roadmaps three possible routes to demonstrating FDA compliance:

  1. 21CFR Parts 170-199; best suited to established food contact materials.
  2. Food Contact Notification Program; best suited to new food contact substances.
  3. Exemption from FDA regulation; best suited to substances not covered by the scope of FFDCA.

Dr. Irvine shares the history and examples of each option and walks through how the process works. He provides detailed guidance on how to navigate each route with ease, distilling his 20+ years of knowledge into important tips and notes on especially important sections to know and pitfalls to avoid.

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Please note that this webinar is an overview only and does not represent legal advice or offer a deep dive into food contact approval processes. However, Smithers Pira offers these and many other food contact testing services. To learn more about our services or to speak with an expert, visit our website.