Please note: all timings are listed in UK time (BST), to view start times in your local timezone, please click here.

  1. Welcome and introduction

    Chemical Watch

    David Dillon David Dillon
    Independent Biocides Expert
  2. Session one: Regulatory developments and trends for FCMs
  3. Key developments on FCMs in Europe

    • EU policy strategies, recent EFSA scientific opinions and their implications for the FCM framework regulation
    • Other developments: recycled plastics regulation, styrene, EFSA prioritisation for reassessing authorised food contact chemicals
    Jane Muncke Jane Muncke
    Managing Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Food Packaging Forum Foundation
  4. Impact of the implementation of the EU CSS on the regulation of chemicals in food contact materials: An NGO view

    • The EU’s current rules on chemicals in food contact materials are incomplete and ineffective
    • The Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) is an important step forward in developing a new approach
    • We need a system that effectively protects human health and the environment, and promotes innovation towards safer alternatives
    Michael Warhurst Michael Warhurst
    Executive Director, CHEM Trust, United Kingdom
  5. The revision of the food contact regulatory system

    • Views from the producers of food contact additives 
    Miguel Angel Prieto Arranz Miguel Angel Prieto Arranz
    Sector Group Manager, Cefic-FCA
  6. Q&A

    Joined by

    Jonathan Briggs Jonathan Briggs
    Policy Officer - Food Contact Materials, DG SANTE, EU Commission
  7. Short break for 30 minutes

  8. One Substance One Assessment: Reach Substances versus Food Contact Substances

    • Difference in data endpoints
    • Volume based versus migration based
    • What about ownership of data
    • Suggestions how to combine both data sets and requirements
    Martin Klatt Martin Klatt
    Executive Specialist Regulatory Affairs, Head of Product Stewardship Dispersions and Resins, BASF SE, E-EDE/QP, Germany
  9. Biocides in plastics in food contact materials

    • Impasse between the FCM regulations and the BPR;  
    • Specific regulatory considerations for food contact plastics materials and articles;
    • Complex treated articles as FCMs;
    • Way forward
    Anna Gergely Anna Gergely
    Director, EHS Regulatory, Steptoe & Johnson, Belgium
  10. What’s new for FCM in the UK?

    • FCM legal framework in an independent UK
    • Significant legal and policy developments
    • Keeping pace with EU reform?
    Tom Gillett Tom Gillett
    Associate, Steptoe International (UK) LLP
  11. Q&A

  12. Lunch break for 60 minutes

  13. Session two: Substance-specific issues and risk assessment
  14. Welcome back

    David Dillon David Dillon
    Independent Biocides Expert
  15. Advances in NIAS

    Advances in NIAS:

    • What are NIAS?
    • Importance of NIAS determination for FCM evaluations
    • Recent work and advances in identification, quantification and evaluation
    Malcolm Driffield, Ph.D. Malcolm Driffield, Ph.D.
    Managing Scientist, Chemical Regulation & Food Safety, Exponent
  16. Regulations for paper-based packaging

    • The position of Cepi on the harmonisation at EU level of paper and board for food contact applications 
    • The crucial role of Good Manufacturing Practice in ensuring the safety of FCM products 
    • The revised Cepi Guideline for Good Manufacturing Practice
      • Reasons for the revision, approach and contents
    Eugenio Cavallini Eugenio Cavallini
    Technical Manager, CEPI aisbl – Confederation of European Paper Industries, Belgium
  17. Risk assessment of Food Contact Materials

    • hazard identification and characterisation: do hazardous substances always represent a risk?
    • exposure and safe use of food contact materials
    • risk assessment and risk management- defining acceptable risks from food contact materials
    Dario Dainelli Dario Dainelli
    Managing Director, Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Italy
  18. Q&A

  19. Short break for 20 minutes

  20. Ceramics regulation under preparation from an industry point of view

    • Limit values
    • Food simulant and migration conditions
    • Involvement of supply chain
    Dr Gernot Strehl Dr Gernot Strehl
    WG leader food contact materials, Federation of the European Cookware, Cutlery and Houseware Industries (FEC)
  21. The EU regulatory landscape for printed food contact materials (FCM)

    • EuPIA initiatives such as the EuPIA Exclusion policy, FCM material guidance, substance hazard assessment, and sustainability initiatives  
    • Chemical strategy for sustainability and how this may impact printed FCMs
    • Revisions to the FCM framework regulation
    • Discuss the national regulation
    Michael Simoni Michael Simoni
    Global Sustainability Director, Sun Chemical Ltd, UK
  22. German Ink Ordinance: An overview of the regulation and its impact on the EU common market

    • Legal framework in Germany and the EU
    • What will be changed by the so called "Printing Ink Ordinance”?
    • Which information is provided by the printing ink industry?
    • What applies during the transition period?
    Christof Walter Christof Walter
    Food Contact Manager, European Printing Ink Association – EuPIA
  23. Q&A

  24. Close of day one

View previous day

/ Next day