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  1. Day two welcome

    Chemical Watch

    David Dillon David Dillon
    Independent Biocides Expert
  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, PhD Ioan Paraschiv, PhD
    Group Leader, Global Food & Food Contact Materials (FFCM) Division, Knoell, Netherlands
  9. Q&A

  10. Lunch break

  11. Chemical Watch platform demonstration

  12. Welcome back

    David Dillon David Dillon
    Independent Biocides Expert
  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, PhD Ioan Paraschiv, PhD
    Group Leader, Global Food & Food Contact Materials (FFCM) Division, 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
    Toxic-free Circular Economy Policy Officer, 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
    Team Leader – 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, Ph.D. Malcolm Driffield, Ph.D.
    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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