The second webinar in our FCM series

This is the second webinar in a series of ten (the other eight to be held from mid-September) that will address food contact material (FCM) regulations and compliance, in key markets around the globe. Among the countries and regions we will be looking at are the EU, Switzerland (not an EU Member State), the US, China, Canada, the Latin American countries of the Mercosur trading bloc and Japan. Each webinar will be an hour and will allow time for questions from attendees.

Your guide for all ten webinars will be expert and regulatory chemist Dr Ioan Paraschiv, regulatory affairs manager at knoell NL.

This second webinar will focus on FCM regulations in EU member states, and will look at the regulatory requirements that arise from non-harmonised FCM and food contact articles.

Before taking a deep dive into the content of the relevant regulations the webinar will look at how FCMs and food contact articles are defined in the EU’s Regulation 1935/2004 on food contact materials and articles. 

This will be followed by an overview of the existing non-harmonised FCM Regulations in different EU member states. 

There will then be a look at the various  FCM types – paper and paperboard, rubber, metal, glass, cork, wood, printing ink, adhesives, coatings, waxes, etc. Key regulations/ recommendations on non-harmonised FCMs will also be examined. And measures – those already taken and those planned – will be discussed, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs).

By attending this webinar, you will learn:

  • which FCM Regulations apply to your non-harmonised FCM of interest including paper and paperboard, rubber, metal, glass, cork, wood, printing ink, adhesives, coatings, waxes, etc
  • which FCM substances have already been approved and placed on positive lists associated with the existing non harmonised FCM regulations
  • which migration testing conditions are to be applied, with case studies examples
  • what the specifications are for certain key-listed FCM substances with respect to their specific migration limit (SML) – differences between member states 
  • how to carry out the worst case calculation (WCC) in cases of missing experimental or theoretical (modelling) migration data
  • how to address Nias (non-intentionally added substances) that could migrate into food, under their intended conditions of use
  • what the key steps are when considering the risk assessment of Nias or Ias (intentionally added substances) potentially migrating into food from an FCM, or food contact article; and
  • how to demonstrate compliance with food contact applications in the case of a non-harmonised FCM/ food contact article

More webinars in this series:

US Regulations on Food Contact Materials & Compliance

Mercosur Regulations on Food Contact Materials & Compliance

Swiss Regulations on Food Contact Materials & Compliance

Canadian Regulations on Food Contact Materials & Compliance

Chinese Regulations on Food Contact Materials & Compliance

How to Prepare a Declaration of Compliance for Food Contact Materials

Risk Assessment of IAS & NIAS Migrating from Food Contact Materials and Articles

Japanese Regulations on Food Contact Materials & Compliance

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