Ms. Semail assists clients with food packaging matters, particularly with the establishment of suitable EU status for articles and materials intended for food-contact. She has extensive experience on subject matters not harmonized at the EU level, as is the case in much of the food-contact sector, where mutual recognition is of paramount importance. Ms. Semail’s food law expertise includes enzymes, flavorings, and food additive clearances, of particular relevance to active packaging. She has also advised clients on product recalls and other related issues. In addition, she regularly assists clients on clearance, compliance and packaging issues relating to cosmetics, drugs and medical devices.
Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Ms. Semail worked for a French law firm specializing in EU and French food law. She was an intern with the legal service of the European Commission in Brussels.
•Aug 17, 2016 FDA Issues Final GRAS Rule; Formally Adopts Voluntary Notification Process
•Aug 13, 2014 First Report for Denmark Nano Product Register is due August 30th, 2015
•Apr 14, 2011 Packaging Law Alert: China Publishes Procedure for Clearing New Food-Contact Substances
•Dec 07, 2010 Keller and Heckman Provides Comments on European Commission's Proposed Definition of Nanotechnology
•Aug 06, 2010 Nanotechnology Defined
•Dec 08, 2009 Newly Adopted EU Cosmetics Regulation Establishes Certain Requirements for Nanomaterials
•Jul 26, 2006 The Revised EU General Product Safety Directive ( GPSD ) and the EU Product Liability Directive: Considerations for Global Consumer Product Manufacturers
•Oct 25, 2016 Webinar: Brexit from the Perspective of Business Operators in the Food Contact Field
•Oct 14, 2015 Training sessions in our Keller and Heckman Paris office
•Sep 24, 2014 Keller and Heckman Attorneys and Scientist to Speak at the Food Contact Compliance Conference
•Jun 03, 2014 Rachida Semail to Speak at ELIPSO's Food Contact Day
•Apr 24, 2018 Rachida Semail Will Speak at the 2018 Trends in the Field of European Food Packaging Lecture
•Apr 19, 2018 Rachida Semail Will Present Chinese Food-Contact Regulation and its Requirements for EU Converters
•Mar 28, 2018 Rachida Semail and Rob Veraart to Speak at the NIAS and Mineral Oils: Regulatory Affairs Conference
•Dec 13, 2017 Rachida Semail to Present Evolutions reglementaires mondiales de l'annee 2017
•Dec 04, 2017 Jeff Keithline and Rachida Semail to Present at Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs
•Nov 13, 2017 Rachida Semail Will Present Focus on Ongoing Developments at the Japan Hygienic PVC Association (JHPA) International Seminar on Food-Contact Materials 2017
•Aug 18, 2017 International Conference: Food Contact Compliance
•American Bar Association
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