The Healthy Food Packaging Act was signed in March by Washington Governor Jay Inslee, banning nonstick chemicals in food packaging. Specifically, the act bans the use of fluorinated chemicals, also known as PFASs or PFCs which are commonly used in food packaging such as popcorn bags, pizza boxes, and fast food wrappers. The law requires that as of January 2022, all food products sold in Washington from all fast-food restaurants, grocery stores, or any other retailer must be packaged in materials that do not include perfluorinated chemicals. The ban will only go into effect if the state’s ecology department is able to find a safer alternative to be used in the packaging of food by 2020. If a safer alternative is not found by 2020, the ban goes into effect two years after the alternatives are discovered.
TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo
Meeting Date: June 17-19, 2019
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Jo Anne Shatkin will co-chair “Tools and Techniques: Applying the Best Health, Safety, and Environment Practices to Advanced Manufacturing”. This will be the third installment of a panel which was started three years ago on applying the best health, safety, and environment practices to advanced manufacturing.
The team of Vireo Advisors is proud to present the following presentations at TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo:
Carbon-based Advanced and Nano-enabled Technologies: Addressing Safety, Health and Environmental Aspects across the Product Life-Cycle J.A. Shatkin, K.J. Ong, J.E. Ede, Vireo Advisors LLC
Evaluating the Safety of Nanomaterials for Food-Related Uses J. Ede, J.A. Shatkin, C. Sayes, K. Ong, Vireo Advisors, LLC
Mapping market, public, and regulatory concerns to scientific evidence in the risk assessment of nanomaterials K. Ong, J.A. Shatkin, J. Ede, Vireo Advisors, LLC
Evaluating the Safety Cellulose Nanomaterials for Food-Related Uses Using an Alternative Testing Strategy J. Ede, C. Sayes, J.A. Shatkin, Vireo Advisors
To register please visit the conference website.
2019 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials
Meeting Date: June 3-7, 2019
Location: Chiba, Japan
Vireo Advisors is pleased to host a workshop entitled "Cellulose Nanomaterial Safety, Building a Bridge from Theory to Practice"
at the 2019 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials. The workshop will focus on the occupational and environmental safety demonstration for cellulose nanomaterials, with special consideration of nanoscale properties of the materials. Concepts will be explored with case studies to present current knowledge, theory, and state-of-the-art practices for meeting regulatory requirements, and safety demonstration.
For more information, please contact Jo Anne Shatkin: JAShatkin@vireoadvisors.com .
Register to attend today!