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Education and Outreach

As part of the SPC's education and outreach, it holds several in-person and online meetings and educational events a year. The SPC believes it will require collaboration throughout the supply chain to affect the change needed to realize sustainable packaging. As a result, the SPC continually looks for opportunities to advance its mission through participation in and hosting of conferences and meetings.


SPC March Open Forum – Navigating FDA Regulations

SPC March Open Forum: Navigating FDA Regulations for Food Grade Packaging

Simply understanding Federal Drug Administration (FDA) rules and regulations as they apply to packaging can be challenging, 
but navigating the new material use approval process may be daunting and both time consuming and resource intensive.  This 
month’s Open Forum presentation features an expert in food and drug law who has worked with numerous companies to sort out 
the process, and help them successfully introduce post consumer recycled content, bio-based materials, new additives and other 
material innovations into their packages. 


Pamela L. Langhorn, Partner, Keller and Heckman, LLP

Pamela Langhorn joined Keller and Heckman in 1998. Ms. Langhorn practices in the area of food and drug law and specializes 
in assisting companies with establishing food packaging clearances in the U.S., South America, and the European Union. She 
also advises companies on issues arising from the DEA's regulation of listed chemicals. Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Ms. 
Langhorn was clerk for an administrative law judge at the Drug Enforcement Administration.

SPC members should visit our Open Forum page to learn more.