Dr. Alistair Irvine is Business Manager at Smithers Pira (smitherspira.com). Dr. Irvine joined Smithers Pira in 1994. He manages the Food Packaging Safety Section within the company. This involves advising clients on safety legislation, which applies to food packaging in a wide range of countries around the world and coordinating work programs to ensure that clients' products meet these requirements. His expertise spans regulations in the USA, EU, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Israel, Russia and all of South America. He graduated with a degree and PhD in Chemistry from Birmingham University, UK.