Biography of Rob Veraart
Rob Veraart PhD.

Scientist at Keller & Heckman
Expert field: Food Contact Legislation in EU, national (for example Dutch, German legislation etc) and FDA, USP (Pharmacopoeia of the USA), European pharmacopoeia, Packaging waste legislation in the EU

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telephone: 32 (0)2 645 50 83
fax: + 32 (0)2 645 50 50

Keller and Heckman sites: www.khlaw.com & www.packaginglaw.com

Selection of presentations held (not all publications are mentioned and/or available online):
Conference Location Date Title presentation
HST Utrecht, The Netherlands 14 Mar 2006 Food contact materials & legislation
Smart & Intelligent packaging Stockholm, Sweden 29/30 Mar 2006 Current and future EU legislation for smart and intelligent packaging for food
Food Contact Legislation Asia Singapore, Singapore 20/21 Sep 2006 Active and smart packaging legislation in the EU and US
The Future of Inks and Coating Effects for Packaging Brussels, Belgium 27/28 Sep 2006 Inks and food contact legislation
Macropak 2006 Utrecht, The Netherlands 4 Oct 2006 Developments in Food Contact Legislation (in Dutch)
VMK meeting Maarsen, The Netherlands 13 Nov 2006 Update of food contact legislation of plastics
MKB workshop Gouda, The Netherlands 14 Nov 2006 Workshop Food Contact Legislation
Multilayer Packaging Films 2007 Cologne, Germany 28/29 March 2007 Food contact legislation and multi-layers
PLACE conference Athens, Greece 14-16 May 2007 Update of food contact legislation
Biodegradable plastics in packaging applications Munich, Germany 3-4 July 2007 Using biodegradable materials in food packaging - food contact considerations
8th Annual Food Packaging Law Seminar Washington DC, USA 3-4 October 2007 Recycled Plastic, Regulatory Guidelines in the EU
Recycled Paper, Regulatory Guidelines in the EU
Le recyclé dans le contact alimentaire Paris, France 8 November 2007 Le contexte et cadre réglementaire
RadTech Europe 2007 Vienna, Austria 13-15 Nov 2007 How to Demonstrate Compliance with Food Packaging Applications
Polyolefin Additives Cologne, Germany 14-16 April 2008 The use of additives in food contact materials
European Coatings Conference "Food Contact" Berlin, Germany 12-13 June 2008 Introduction to food contact legislation
Extending Shelf Life Hamburg, Germany 29-30 October 2008 Extending shelf life by modification of packaging and food contact legislation considerations
Multilayer packaging Films 2008 Cologne, Germany 25-26 November 2008 Demonstrating compliance with food contact legislation; sharing responsibilities and challenges in the supply chain.
SpecialChem course Internet 10 February 2009 Food Contact Legislation in the EU: clarification and practical advice
Thermoformed packaging 2009 Brussels, Belgium 11-12 March 2009 Demonstrating compliance with food contact legislation and sharing responsibilities throughout the supply chain
European coatings congress Nürnberg, Germany 30 March - 1 April 2009 Legislative considerations for food contact coatings & printing inks
12th Annual TAPPI European PLACE Conference Budapest, Hungary 18-20 May 2009 Update of the food contact legislation in the EU
NVC afternoon session Gouda, The Netherlands 4 + 5 June 2009 Printing inks & food contact legislation
VMK Soesterberg, The Netherlands 9 June 2009 Migration testing of food contact materials
Food Contact Plastics 2009 Brussels, Belgium 10-11 June 2009 Implementation of GMP in the production of plastic and plastic food contact materials: Practical tips
NVC testing course Gouda, The Netherlands 17 June 2009 Course on testing of food contact legislation
Global food contact legislation Frankfurt, Germany 23-25 June 2009 Course on food contact legislation
Kartoflex meeting Houten, The Netherlands 18 September 2009 Migration testing strategy
Keller and Heckman printing ink master class Brussels, Belgium 23 September 2009 Testing of food contact materials
10th Annual Food Packaging Law Seminar Washington DC, USA 21-22 October 2009 Recycled Plastic, Regulatory Guidelines in the EU
NVC testing course Gouda, The Netherlands 20 November 2009 Half-day course on food contact testing
NVC food contact legislation course Gouda, The Netherlands 1 December 2009 One-day course on food contact legislation
NVC food contact legislation course Gouda, The Netherlands 10 February 2010 One-day course on food contact legislation
NVC food contact legislation course Gouda, The Netherlands 3 March 2010 One-day course on food contact legislation
Barrier PET conference Brussels, Belgium 7 May 2010 Food Contact Regulation & high Barrier PET bottles
NVC food contact legislation course Gouda, The Netherlands 12 May 2010 One-day course on food contact legislation
Food law Academy Oosterbeek, The Netherlands 8 June 2010 Introduction to food contact legislation
Food contact plastics Brussels, Belgium 17 June 2010 Petition or not to petition, that is the question
NVC food contact legislation course Gouda, The Netherlands 23 September 2010 One-day course on food contact legislation
NVC food contact legislation course Gouda, The Netherlands 4 November 2010 One-day course on food contact legislation
FNLI Rijswijk, The Netherlands 15 November 2010 Food contact legislation
NVC food contact legislation course Gouda, The Netherlands 2 December 2010 One-day course on food contact legislation
Food law Academy Oosterbeek, The Netherlands 11 June 2010 Course on food contact legislation
Keller and Heckman Conference Washington DC, USA 14 October 2010 Practical implementations caused by the Plastic Implementation Measure
Club MCAS Paris, France December 2010 Practical implementations caused by the Plastic Implementation Measure
NVC afternoon session Gouda, The Netherlands 4 February 2011 Plastic Implementation Measure
K&H webinar Internet 28 February 2011 The New EU Plastics Implementing Measure
NVC food contact legislation course Gouda, The Netherlands 3 March 2011 One-day course on food contact legislation
Keller and Heckman Conference Brussels, Belgium 8 March 2011 Practical implementations caused by the Plastic Implementation Measure
NVGP Lelystad, The Netherlands 12 May 2011 Food contact legislation
Keller and Heckman Conference Eemnes, The Netherlands 19 May 2011 The New EU Plastics Implementing Measure
Adria conference Quimper, France 23 May 2011 The New Plastics Regulation
TAPPI-PLACE conference Bregenz, Austria 30 May 2011 Practical implications of the new plastic regulation
NVC food contact legislation course Gouda, The Netherlands 14 June 2011 One-day course on food contact legislation
NVC food contact legislation course Antwerp, Belgium 14 June 2011 One-day course on food contact legislation
SpecialChem Internet 12 July 2011 Short course to optimize migration testing & declaration of compliance
NRK master class The Netherlands 22 September 2011 Master class on demonstrating compliance with the food contact materials
Food Contact Plastics Brussels, Belgium 29 September 2011 Practical implementations caused by the New Plastics Regulation
Barrier bottles and jars Brussels, Belgium 11 October 2011 Practical implementations caused by the New Plastics Regulation
  Brest, France 20 October Practical implementations caused by the New Plastics Regulation
Thin wall packaging conference Cologne, Germany 7 December 2011 Practical implications of the new plastic regulation

Education and experience
  • Hogeschool west-Brabant at Etten-Leur, The Netherlands (B.Sc. in Analytical chemistry 1992)
  • University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry 1994)
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry 1998)
  • TNO Quality of Life, Zeist, The Netherlands (project manager Food Contact Legislation 1998-2006)
  • Keller and Heckman, Brussels, Belgium (scientist, 2007-present)
  • Courses on Project Management, Printing Inks, Recycling, Toxicology

Recent publications about food contact materials