The DoC for Food Contact Materials: New Challenges Ahead?

A Steptoe-sponsored event
December 6, 2016

Steptoe's Food Contact Materials and Food Safety practice invites you on Tuesday, December 6 to a half-day in-person seminar in Brussels discussing the requirements of the Declaration of Compliance (DoC) for Food Contact Materials (FCMs) and how to meet them.  Participation is free of charge.

We will analyze the DoC in light of regulatory steps in Europe to harmonize this declaration for all types of FCMs – a considerable challenge for food contact materials suppliers and manufacturers – and provide a comparative perspective with similar requirements in the US.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016


12:00 - 6:30 p.m. CET
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Registration, Lunch, and Networking
1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Presentations and Discussion
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Cocktail Reception and Networking


Steptoe & Johnson LLP
avenue Louise 489
1050 Brussels

Speakers include:

Topics for discussion include:

  • The DoC in the context of the European Parliament’s Resolution on the Implementation of the Regulation on FCMs and the Commission’s REFIT program
  • Views from different stakeholders
  • Present EU harmonized requirements
  • Case studies
    • The Danish Declaration of Compliance in practice
    • Non-EU jurisdictions: A perspective from the US