Programme

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  1. Conference welcome

    Sok-Han Ng Moderator: Sok-Han Ng
    Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch
  2. Session one: China’s food contact regulations
  3. Updates of food contact standard in China

    • The overview of FCM management in China
    • Some updates on food contact standards, including rubber, plastic and adhesive standards published for comment now
    • Some challenges and trends we are confronting
    Lei Zhu Lei Zhu
    Director, Food Safety Standard Division I, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment, China
  4. What’s next for FCM regulations in China: Industry perspectives

    • Major challenges for the FCM industry
    • Deviation of Chinese standard with other major EU regulation
    • Better compliance journey
    Nick Cheng Nick Cheng
    Manager – Food Contact materials, Business Stream Products, Asia Pacific and Greater China Region, TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd.
  5. Q&A

  6. Break

  7. Session two: Regulations across Asia Pacific
  8. Food contact regulations ANZ – Updates

    • Standards Australia
    • Food standards Australia and New Zealand
    • Updates
    Janine Hall Janine Hall
    Compliance Officer/Food Contact Specialist, AP Colorants, Australia
  9. FCM regulations across ASEAN countries, recent updates and future harmonisation

    • Draft regulations published by Thailand on various food-contact materials
    Chen Hu Chen Hu
    Staff Scientist, Keller & Heckman, US
  10. Japan and the positive list for food packaging, including recent revisions

    • outline of Japan’s Food Contact regulatory structure and which materials are in scope;
    • overview of Japan’s positive list including how to identify the latest updates;
    • requirements for filing an application for a new food contact substance in Japan and how to receive a Certificate of Compliance
    Tina Robertson Tina Robertson
    Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager, Food Contact Materials, knoell USA
  11. Q&A

  12. Break

  13. Chemical Watch platform demonstration

  14. Session three: Substance specific issues
  15. Compliance of food contact paper and bamboo: Emerging chemical substances of concern

    • Food contact papers: Emerging chemical substances of concern
    • Food contact bamboo & wood: Emerging chemical substances of concern
    • The risk management approach 
    Marco Zhong Marco Zhong
    Director, National reference laboratory for food contact materials(Guangdong),IQTC, China
  16. Compliance strategy of food contact plastics, China and Japan

    • China GB standards of plastics and compliance strategy
    • Compliance strategy of Japan new food contact regulations and positive lists
    Rainbow Zhang Rainbow Zhang
    Deputy General Manager, Intertek Assuris
  17. Adhesives in FCMs

    1. Adhesives behind food contact materials
    2. How to monitor & eliminate the substance of interest
    3. Disclosure through Declaration of Compliance
    Wen-Gie Siew Wen-Gie Siew
    Regional Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs, Henkel Adhesive Technologies - Asia Pacific
  18. Inks and coatings guidelines for food contact materials in Asia

    • Safety aspects of packaging inks
    • Brief update on the Indian regulation (focus on inks)
    • Compliance monitoring for packaging inks
    • Concept of migration optimised inks
    Jatin Takkar Jatin Takkar
    Head - Product Safety and Regulatory, Siegwerk
  19. Q&A

  20. Short break

  21. Session four: Eurasia food contact Regulations and global trends
  22. EAEU technical regulation on packaging safety and developments in Russia

    • Technical Regulation (TR) of the Customs Union (CU) on FCMs, TR CU 005/2011, “on safety of packaging”
    • Details on product-specific requirements and testing methods on different types of FCM
    • Steps to attestation of conformity with the TR of the CU (EurAsian conformity = EAC conformity mark), covered by the ‘EAC declaration’
    Ioan Paraschiv Ioan Paraschiv
    Regulatory Affairs Manager FCM and REACH, Knoell, Netherlands
  23. Food contact materials controls in India

    • Overview of different regulations on food contact materials (FCM) in India;
    • Exploring key issues regarding FCM in India;
    • Discussing important points for future development of FCM with a focus on food packaging inks
    Reynold D'Souza Reynold D'Souza
    Senior Consultant, Global Product Compliance (GPC) Group
  24. Global trends for food contact regulations and the outlook for 2022

    • What is the global trend in FCM regulations ? A snapshot of the current FCM regulations settings, and a glimpse into the future
    • The impact of industrial chemical regulations, like EU-REACH, on FCM regulations – what to expect in the future?
    • The impact on Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) on FCM regulations – what to expect in the future?
    Ioan Paraschiv Ioan Paraschiv
    Regulatory Affairs Manager FCM and REACH, Knoell, Netherlands
  25. Q&A

  26. Close of conference