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BPA-free Can Linings Symposium


Detailed Agenda and Order of Speakers

For word document format, please click Agenda for the BPA.

Time Topic
9 AM – 9:20 AM Welcome and Introduction – Tom McKeag, Executive Director, and Meg Schwarzman, Associate Director, UC Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
9:20 AM – 10:30 AM SESSION 1: Understanding functional requirements and the food packaging system

§  A Functional Approach to Substitution (Marty Mulvihill, Senior Advisor, UC Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, Co-Founder, Safer Made)

§  How information drives supply chains (Amanda Cattermole, Cattermole Consulting, Inc.)

§  What makes cans unique, what is important in a lining, and can supply chain basics (Judy LaKind, LaKind Associates, Inc. and University of Maryland)

§  Questions/discussion

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM BREAK
10:45 AM – 12:20 PM SESSION 2: Evaluating exposure

§  Issue of chemical migration – Framing the session (Gina Solomon, CalEPA)

§  FDA requirements for migration testing of can linings (Jessica Cooper, FDA)

§  Methods for identifying chemicals that migrate into food and how their concentrations vary with time and temperature (Emma Bradley, FERA UK)

§  Use of high throughput techniques to understand chemical migration into food and human exposure (Kristin Isaacs, US EPA)

§  Panel on evaluating chemical migration (Moderator: Gina Solomon; Panelists: Emma Bradley, Kristin Isaacs, Judy LaKind)

12:20 PM – 1:15 PM LUNCH
1:15 PM – 3:15 PM SESSION 3: Evaluating toxicity

§  Testing methods for low dose toxicity, including new in-vivo and in vitro methods (John Bucher, Director, NTP Division, NIEHS)

§  Case Study: A toxicological evaluation of a new can lining material (Mark Maier, formerly Valspar; Maricel Maffini, Consultant)

§  Panel on evaluating toxicity. Moderator: Melanie Marty (formerly OEHHA) Panelists: John Bucher (NIEHS), Jennifer McPartland (EDF), Michelle LaMerrill (UC Davis), Mark Maier (formerly Valspar)

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM BREAK
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM SESSION 4: Integrating Information for decision-making

§  A model for transmitting information about hazard and chemical composition along the supply chain (Eden Bruckman, HPD collaborative)

§  Presentation of participant answers + framing the panel discussion (Meg Schwarzman, UC Berkeley)

§  Panel discussion considering: What key pieces of information do you need to make a change in materials? How do you use the science in material selection? Moderator: Meg Schwarzman, Panelists: Meredith Williams (DTSC), Eden Bruckman, Janet Nudelman (Breast Cancer Fund), Amanda Cattermole, John O’Keefe (Amy’s)




LaKind Presentation

Cooper Presentation

Bradley Presentation

Isaacs Presentation

Bucher Presentation

Maier & Maffini Presentation

Brukman Presentation



Here are 15 video segments of speakers at our 11-04-16 Symposium

Identifying and Evaluating Alternative Materials: The Case of BPA-Free Can Linings

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