Hi there ~
I didn't see this topic come up, but it is on my mind a lot lately as we are considering switching packaging components very soon.
How often (and under what circumstances) do you request/require that packaging component suppliers register their food-contact components with FDA? For example, information on this is at http://www.fda.gov/F...S/ucm064161.htm.
For ordinary materials, such as glass, PET, polyethylene, etc., this wouldn't seem like it would be important.
However, any new process for making a food-contact substance, or a packaging component with exotic materials, seems like it would require it. It doesn't seem like a material safety data sheet/SDS would be enough.
What do you think?