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Eye-opening developments in chemical safety

If you're trying to keep an eye on regulatory programs dealing with the safety and environmental effects of chemicals, it's hard to know which way you should be looking. If you focus too much on a voluntary federal program, you could lose sight of a mandatory state program. Today we'll look at both.

On the federal level, you may have noticed that there's a symbol on some consumer product labels that companies use to brag about their product being safer for the environment. It's called the "Design for the Environment" or DfE program and is already on about 2,500 products. Well, the EPA plans to change the look of the symbol itself, in part because you may not have noticed it or understood what it meant. While EPA's program is voluntary, a set of 'safer chemicals' requirements is starting to be implemented in California, and might influence other states.

The symbol is part of an EPA program that reviews products and grants permission for some to use the label logo if EPA determines that "their ingredients and finished product line up on the green end of the health and environmental spectrum while maintaining or improving product performance."

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Eric F. Greenberg 
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Eric concentrates his practice in food and drug law, packaging law, and commercial litigation. His food and drug work has included regulatory counseling, new product development, negotiation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on numerous levels, handling recalls, and defending enforcement actions.

His packaging work is a pioneering approach to legal representation for members of the packaging industry. He counsels a wide range of consumer product companies, packaging manufacturers, packagedesign firms, and others on regulatory and labeling requirements, and handles related contractualand litigation matters.

He is a member of the Trial Bar of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and is an experienced trial and litigation practitioner in both federal and state courts.

Eric is a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he teaches Food and Drug Law, and a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Michigan State University School of Packaging, where he teaches an online course in Packaging Laws and Regulations.

He serves as legal editor of Packaging World Magazine, for which he contributes a monthly column, called The Legal Side.

As part of his development of packaging law, Eric wrote Guide to Packaging Law , published in 1996. It is the first reference book about law for those in the packaging business.

Eric is a frequent speaker and presenter on topics including developments in Food and Drug Law, FDA regulation of foods and other products, and packaging law developments.  For over 25 years, he has been an informative and popular speaker at educational seminars and conferences, including events sponsored by the Food and Drug Law Institute, Institute of Food Technologists, Smithers/Pira, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Institute,  Society of Plastics Engineers, American Conference Institute,  and many others.

Eric received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in 1980. He earned his law degree from Cornell Law School in 1983.

Published Works:
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Areas of Practice:
Food and Drug Law
Packaging Law
Commercial Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1983
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1983
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Illinois
Education:
Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, 1983
J.D.


Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A, 1980
Major:  Anthropology


Professional Associations and Memberships:
Trial Bar of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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Adjunct Faculty of the Chicago-Kent College of Law
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Packaging World Magazine
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