Programme

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  1. Breakfast and registration

  2. Welcome

    Moderator

    Nhat Nguyen Nhat Nguyen
    Chief Analyst, Chemical Watch
  3. Session four: A Global view of Food Contact Regulations
  4. Regulatory developments for FCMs in China

    • Latest amendments for regulations on FCMs in China; and
    • The discussions on application of food grade rPET in China
    Marco Zhong Marco Zhong
    Director, National reference laboratory for food contact materials (Guangdong), IQTC, China
  5. Developments for FCMs in ASEAN countries

    • FCM regulatory overview and latest development in ASEAN Countries; and
    • Strategy of compliance gap analysis
    Nick Cheng Nick Cheng
    Manager – Food Contact materials, Business Stream Products, Asia Pacific and Greater China Region, TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd.
  6. Developments for FCMs in India

    • Food framework law;
    • Food safety standards authority of India;
    • Bureau of Indian standards; and
    • Practical compliance for coatings and for printing inks.
    Reynold D'Souza Reynold D'Souza
    Senior Consultant, Global Product Compliance (GPC) Group
  7. Q&A

  8. Break and Refreshments

  9. Retail action on PFAS in food packaging

    • Evidence of PFAS in food packaging at major retailers;
    • The retail market movement away from PFAS in FCM's; and
    • Policy recommendations for retailers to address PFAS in FCM's.
    Mike Schade Mike Schade
    Director, Mind the Store, Toxic-Free Future, United States
  10. MERCOSUR’s Food Contact Legislation

    • Mercosur food contact regulations and national competent authorities equivalencies;
    • overview on restrictions, prohibitions and compliance requirements for FCMs;
    • regulation of additives for polymeric, cellulosic and other FCMs in the Mercosur.
    Vendelino Neto Vendelino Neto
    Regulatory Affairs Specialist, TNS Nano
  11. An Introduction to European food packaging controls: What’s harmonised and what’s not

    • Review of the European Union legislation on food contact materials 
    • Focus on the specific laws on plastics in the EU, including the authorisation process 
    • Likely future developments and harmonisation of the legislation 
    Bernard Hegarty Bernard Hegarty
    Director, Enforcement Policy, Food Safety Authority of Ireland
  12. Q&A

  13. Lunch and networking

  14. Grow your knowledge, your network, and your voice with the Chemical Watch Professional Development membership

    Presentation and sneak peek of the Professional Development membership platform which provides year-round access to Chemical Watch's world-leading events and training programme – for your whole organisation.

    Greg Harrop-Griffiths Greg Harrop-Griffiths
    International Business Development Manager, Chemical Watch
  15. Welcome back

    Moderator

    Melanie Rybar Melanie Rybar
    Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch
  16. Session five: Sustainability related issues
  17. Establishing FDA status for recycled plastics in food packaging

    This session will review three aspects of plastic recycling in U.S: 

    • Infrastructure funding and growth opportunities;
    • How to obtain a letter of no objection from FDA to use recycled content in food packaging; and
    • Current practices and litigation trends related to recycling claims and advertising. 
    Martha E. Marrapese Martha E. Marrapese
    Partner, Wiley Rein LLP, USA
  18. Food contact materials containing recycled materials: regulatory implications and industry processes for assessing acceptability

    • The rationale and roadblocks associated with recycled food contact materials;
    • How various current and proposed US Federal and State laws regulations address some key potential concerns with recycled materials; and  
    • The safety and quality of recycled materials in food contact application and plastic waste minimisation.
    Maryann Sanders Maryann Sanders
    Technical Director – Product Stewardship, ERM, USA
  19. Challenges to Industry – Sustainability, Single-Use Plastics Limitations, and Recycling Mandates

    • Addressing sustainability through extended producer responsibility schemes;
    • State and local single-use plastics restrictions of varying scope and effect;
    • Minimum recycled resin content requirements and proposals; and
    • Regulation of sustainability-related claims (compostable, recyclable).
    Kathryn C. Skaggs Kathryn C. Skaggs
    Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP
  20. Q&A

  21. Close of conference

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