Prop 65 Webinar: Navigating the Bisphenol-A Landscape

Prop 65 Webinar: Navigating the Bisphenol-A Landscape Webinar

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (EST)

 

How will YOU respond to OEHHA's Proposed Rule...

The current emergency rulemaking that allows the use of point-of-sale (POS) signage to indicate exposures from BPA at retail stores will expire on October 17th, 2016. California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) recently issued a proposed rule that would permit POS signage for BPA until December 30, 2017 but with significant differences in the proposal that may surprise food manufacturers.

This proposal would require manufacturers, producers, packagers, importers, or distributors of foods in BPA-containing packages to send OEHHA specific information about the products to post on the “lead agency website."  There is a clear sense of urgency to move away from use of BPA as quickly as possible.  If the proposed regulation goes through companies would have few options for compliance in order to avoid costly lawsuits.  The aftermath of the proposed rule could stigmatize companies and products, even when the exposure to BPA may be negligible

In this timely webinar, experts at GMA, CardnoChemrisk and Greenburg Trauig, LLP will discuss:

  • What food manufacturers will face in the wake of this proposal
  • What other options are available for moving away from use of BPA
  • Updates on the status of OEHHA's development of a safe harbor level and the regulatory and scientific landscape surrounding BPA

 

  • What Will I Get Out of This Webinar?

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (EST)

    Attendees will explore possible legal implications of the rule as well as steps that they can take to avoid costly "bounty hunter" lawsuits.  With food manufacturers scrambling to find alternative coatings to BPA, attendees will also learn about the steps necessary in making the transition, and the attributes associated with each of the different coating options. Most importantly they will be up-to-date on how GMA and Coalition are engaged in the issue.

    Participants will walk away with an understanding of:

    • OEHHA's intentions with the proposed change, proposed reporting requirements, and the meaning behind "intentional use" of BPA
    • The current regulatory and scientific landscape surrounding BPA and what is OEHHA's status on development of a safe harbor level
    • The legal implications that both manufacturers and retailers can take to be compliant as well as avoid penalties
    • The different coating options available and necessary considerations and next steps to begin substituting and moving away from BPA
    • Learn how GMA and the BPA Industry Coalition are engaged in the issue

    Click here to register!

    Registration Fees

    GMA Member - $99.00 Nonmember - $199.00

     

  • Who Should Attend?

    Legal, scientific and regulatory personnel as well as invididuals responsible for compliance and quality assurance representing food manufacturers and retailers.
     


Contact Information

Registration:
Tonnetta Brown
Coordinator, Science Policy
(202) 637-4806