Programme

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  1. Day two welcome

    Chemical Watch

    David Dillon David Dillon
    Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch
  2. Session three: Global food contact regulations
  3. Food contact regulations in China: An update to recent regulations

    • overview of FCM management in China;
    • updates on food contact standards, including rubber, plastic and adhesive standards published for comment now;
    • 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. Food contact regulations in Asean: An update to recent regulations

    • overview on regulatory requirements for food contact materials
    • comparison with different national regulatory requirement
    Gary Lo Gary Lo
    Product Manager, TÜV Rheinland LGA Products GmbH
  5. Q&A

  6. Short break for 30 minutes

  7. 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 
    • Recycled plastics in relation to FCM development in India. 
    Reynold D'Souza Reynold D'Souza
    Senior Consultant, Global Product Compliance (GPC) Group
  8. Food contact regulations in Eurasia

    • EAEU region and legal framework for FCM compliance:
      • Technical Regulation (TR) of the Customs Union 005/2011 (TR 005/2011)
    •  Step-wise approach to FCM compliance:
      • Regulatory assessing requirements
      • Testing on different types of FCM and food contact articles
      • Steps to obtaining Declaration of Conformity (DoC)
      • Labeling requirements, including EAC conformity mark
    • Announced amendments to TR 005/2011
    Ioan Paraschiv Ioan Paraschiv
    Regulatory Affairs Manager FCM and REACH, Knoell, Netherlands
  9. Q&A

  10. Lunch break

  11. Chemical Watch platform demonstration

  12. Welcome back

    David Dillon David Dillon
    Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch
  13. Food contact regulations in South America

    • An overview of regulations in MERCOSUR countries (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay)
    • Main changes with the updated Mercosur regulation related to overall migration and positive lists – Resolutions GMC Nº 19/21, 20/21 and 21/21
    • An overview of regulations in non-MERCOSUR countries.
    Aline Lemos Aline Lemos
    Packaging Researcher, Packaging Technology Center (CETEA) of Food Technology Institute (ITAL), Brazil
  14. An overview of the key FCM regulations in the US

    • General provisions in US for food contact materials (FCM)
    • Overview of US code of federal regulations (CFR) title 21, chapter I, subchapter B, Parts 174-179
    • Additional routes for compliance
    • State regulations to consider
    Tina Robertson Tina Robertson
    Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager, Food Contact Materials, knoell USA
  15. Q&A

  16. Short break for 20 minutes

  17. Session four: Sustainability and recycled materials
  18. Draft EU Regulation on recycled FCM plastic materials

    • new aspects introduced by draft Commission Regulation in the EU on recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foods
    • discuss key comments from stakeholders provided to the European Commission on this draft regulation
    • clear obligations for operators and competent authorities
    • update on the new E-submission platform for submitting an authorisation dossier in the EU on the recycling processes  
    Ioan Paraschiv Ioan Paraschiv
    Regulatory Affairs Manager FCM and REACH, Knoell, Netherlands
  19. Sustainability and recycled materials – an NGO view

    • A holistic understanding of sustainability of food contact materials / packaging
    • Non-toxic material cycles, “real recyclability”, and recycled content
    • NGOs campaign towards safe and reusable FCM / packaging in the toxic–free circular economy
    Dorota Napierska Dorota Napierska
    Policy Officer on Toxic-Free Consumption and Production, Zero Waste Europe (ZWE)
  20. Safety of plastic materials (virgin and recycling)

    • Reminder on legislation and last evolutions in term of obligations for producers and value chains
    • Plastics industry developments: safety assessment and communication
    • Microplastics and human health
    Michel Cassart Michel Cassart
    Senior Consumer Protection Manager, PlasticsEurope
  21. Q&A

    Joined by

    Bastiaan Schupp Bastiaan Schupp
    Legislative Officer - Food Contact Materials, European Commission - DG SANTE, Belgium
  22. Short break for 20 minutes

  23. Bio-based food contact materials

    Bio-based FCMs:

    • What are bio-based FCMs?
    • Considerations when using bio-based FCMs
    • Sustainability/bio-based testing schemes, standards and methods
    Malcolm Driffield Malcolm Driffield
    Managing Scientist, Chemical Regulation & Food Safety, Exponent
  24. Global sustainability challenges relating to FCMs

    • including the EU’s ‘safe and sustainable by design criteria’ and a global outlook
    • sustainability in the context of FCM;
    • challenges for FCM;
    • risk management for FCM;
    • concluding remarks
    Neil Finley Neil Finley
    Head of Global Food Safety, Henkel Adhesives, UK
  25. Q&A

  26. Close of conference

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