Spotlight Interview – Alexandra Ross, H.B. Fuller

Alexandra RossAlexandra Ross

Product Regulatory Specialist EIMEA

Alexandra, Product Regulatory Specialist, is responsible for the risk evaluation and compliance matter for H.B. Fuller packaging adhesives in Europe. Alexandra has over 13 years of experience in regulatory affairs with focus on food safety. Alexandra is the vice-chair of the technical working group “paper and packaging” of the Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry (FEICA).


1. Why did you decide to do a webinar with Business Review Webinars?

We know what matters to customers. And, we understand that food safety is a growing concern for the food and beverage industry. Adhesives are used in many diverse food contact applications. Today’s challenge is that, as an unregulated substance group in Europe, food packaging adhesives can be difficult to evaluate. Running a webinar is an interactive way for us to support our customers in making the right decision to ensure food safety.

2. What are you looking forward to explaining to the audience?

Our goal is to help clarify the roles and responsibilities of both the adhesive manufacturer and user. We will review the process that helps answer the following: Can I use the adhesive as it is? Do I need to carry out tests?

3. What do you most enjoy about your role?

Adhesives are an integral part of our everyday lives. The variety of industries, customers and applications makes my job very interesting. Being a member of the FEICA, European Adhesive and Sealant Association, and the IVK, German Adhesives Association, I enjoy developing guidance and influencing new regulation. It’s also a great opportunity for me to get first-hand information about industry trends and new legal approaches.

4. What would someone be surprised to know about you?

I took part in several triathlons – Olympic distance – a few years back and enjoyed that very much. I am always up for a challenge!

5. What do you do in your leisure time to relax?

Our dog keeps us busy, leading to explorations of picturesque areas and plenty of fresh air.  I also play tennis with a great team of people, which is both highly competitive and fun.

To register for H.B. Fuller’s webinar ‘Regulatory assessment of food contact packaging adhesives’ on the 6th May click here

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