Patricia Kinne brings more than 20 years of professional experience in managing and leading food contact compliance, chemical registration, and maintaining regulatory compliance. Patricia has a thorough background in food contact compliance in the areas of additives, pigments, home and personal care, and water and paper treatment chemicals.
She has significant experience in obtaining, verifying, and organizing the required information needed to submit Food Additive Petitions to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and in formulating strategies to secure FDA clearance extensions for existing products and regulatory strategies for new products. Patricia is highly experienced in interpreting the analytical data needed to support government submissions related to food contact compliance, in maintaining regulatory compliance in the areas of food contact and chemical regulations, and in planning and management of product registration data to insure global market introduction.
Throughout her extensive career, Patricia has received numerous awards and recognition for her work and contributions to industry advancement. She has presented papers on achieving and maintaining FDA food contact compliance, not only in the US and Europe, but also in Brazil, Japan, and China.
- Patricia Kinne is a Specialist and does not provide legal advice.
- B.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 1981, Chemistry
Areas of Work
"The Impact of FSMA," Food Contact Regulations USA 2018, Arlington, VA, March 8, 2018
"Too much, Too Little, or Just Right? The Goldilocks Approach to Supply Chain Communication," Food Contact Regulations USA 2018, Arlington, VA, March 8, 2018
News & Publications
FDA Proposes to Amend FCN Regulations
January 25, 2022
By: Joan Sylvain Baughan, Joseph Dages, Daniel C. Rubenstein, Yan Gu, Ph.D., Patricia Kinne, Kimberly Cassidy, Ph.D., Jessica Cooper, Ph.D., Sally Mordi, Dr. Anna Gergely
Federal Court Upholds FDA's Interpretation of Regulatory Framework for GRAS Substances
October 4, 2021
By: Joseph Dages, Joan Sylvain Baughan, Daniel C. Rubenstein, Yan Gu, Ph.D., Patricia Kinne, Kimberly Cassidy, Ph.D., Jessica Cooper, Ph.D., Sally Mordi, Dr. Anna Gergely
Navigating Compliance for Food-Contact Packaging
Plastics Recycling Magazine
April 29, 2021
Trying Time: The Food Packaging Supply Chain and Food Contact Material Substitutions
August 3, 2020
FDA's OTC Drug Review Process Modernized by the CARES Act
April 6, 2020
Important FDA Activities Related to the COVID-19 Crisis that May Impact Your Business
March 24, 2020
By: Joseph Dages
China's CFSA Notice Solicits Comments on 10 New Food-Contact Products
February 26, 2020
European Committee for Food Contact Materials and Articles Issues Draft Guidance Documents for Public Consultation
February 26, 2020
Seminars & Events
Complimentary Food Contact Conference
April 25, 2023 - April 26, 2023
Speakers: Joan Sylvain Baughan, Dr. Anna Gergely, Daniel C. Rubenstein, Joseph Dages, Carly Rolph, Kimberly Cassidy, Ph.D., Jessica Cooper, Ph.D., Patricia Kinne, Yan Gu, Ph.D., Glen Rosini, Tom Gillett, Abigail Miller, Regulatory Review Chemist, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Sean Fischer, Consumer Safety Officer, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Daniel Felton, Executive Director, AMERIPEN