FDCPMCFood, Drug, and Cosmetic Packaging Materials Committee
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As the FDCPMC recommended to FDA, application of the rules to packaged food, as opposed to empty food-packaging materials, will provide more effective and efficient protection of the food supply against terrorist acts.
The FDCPMC dedicated a significant amount of time and effort to persuade government officials that including "empty" food-contact materials in these regulations would not be the best choice.
"The result of all this activity," says FDCPMC executive director Susan Howe, "is a set of FDA interim final regulations on facility registration and import notification that exempts all food-contact substances, avoiding significant costs to the plastics and other packaging industries, while safeguarding the U.S.