Smithers Pira Announces Food Contact & Additives 2017 Agenda

Smithers Pira is pleased to announce the Food Contact & Additives 2017 agenda. Food Contact & Additives 2017 will take place September 25-27, 2017 in Arlington, VA. This year’s agenda will feature speakers from major players in the food contact and food additives industries along with a pre-conference workshop on International Regulations, the day before the conference begins.

This year’s conference will kick off with a keynote address from Dr. Shayla West-Barnette, Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer for the FDA who will speak on GRAS Final Rule, specifically on what has changed under the GRAD final rule, focusing on the value that these changes offer to stakeholders, as well as share the FDA’s experience evaluating GRAS notices since finalizing the rule.

Additionally, this year’s Food Contact and Additives conference will focus on:

  • Updates on Regulations
  • Food Supply Chain and Data Management
  • Sustainability
  • Consumer Trends in Food Contact & Additives

Over the course of the two day conference, the agenda will split into two tracks: Food Contact and Food Additives. These tracks will highlight more specific industry issues and regulatory concerns.

“We are excited to bring the Food Contact & Additives conference back to the US in 2017. The agenda will discuss some hot topics in the food contact and food additives industries and highlight some of the regulation changes, as this is an industry that is constantly changing,” said Lucia Regan, Conference Producer. “I believe this year’s program will bring a lot of important issues up for discussion and really highlight where the two industries can collaborate and find solutions to current challenges.”

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About Smithers Pira

Smithers Pira is the worldwide authority on packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Established in 1930, the company provides strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events to help clients gain market insights, identify opportunities, evaluate product performance and manage compliance. The Smithers Pira Distribution Testing Service Center in Lansing, MI serves key industry verticals such as the food and beverage, medical and automotive markets in North America. Please visit for more information.

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Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, The Smithers Group includes Smithers Apex, Smithers Avanza, Smithers Pira, Smithers Quality Assessments, Smithers Rapra and Smithers Viscient. Each of The Smithers Group companies provide technology-based services focused on a defined market. As a group, the diversity of market sectors and technologies provides stability and a platform for long-term growth. By integrating science, technology and business expertise, Smithers’ goal is to add value throughout the life cycle of our clients’ products by utilizing testing, consulting, information, and compliance services. All Smithers companies are known by their clients as trusted providers of innovative solutions. For more information, visit