Programme

  1. Registration and coffee

  2. Welcome

    Nhat Nguyen Nhat Nguyen
    Chief Analyst, Chemical Watch
  3. Overview of global Food Contact Materials (FCM’s) regulations: what’s happening and future trends

    Eric Gu Eric Gu
    Associate, Keller and Heckman LLP
  4. Food contact materials regulation in China

    • Brief introduction on the new standards system of food contact materials
    • Some key standards introduction: GB 4806.1 and GB 9685
    • Next work-adhesive, printing ink
  5. FCM regulations in China: an industry perspective

    Linda Zhu Linda Zhu
    Senior Manager, Quality and Compliance, HAVI
  6. Q&A

  7. Refreshments

  8. Food contact regulations in South Korea

    JunYong Yang JunYong Yang
    General Manager for Risk Assessment Division, Chemtopia.Co.,
  9. An overview of Regulations Relating to Food Contact Materials in Thailand

    • Overview of Food Safety Structure in Thailand
    • Related regulations
    • Action Plan for Food Contact Material
    Piyatida (Tung) Pukclai Piyatida (Tung) Pukclai
    Asia-Pacific Business Development & Regulatory Policy Director, knoell, Thailand
  10. Japanese food packaging regulations development

    Mitsuhiko Shigekura Mitsuhiko Shigekura
    Executive Director, JHOSPA - Japan Hygienic Olefin and Styrene Plastics Association
  11. Q&A

  12. Lunch

  13. Food Contact Regulations: update from Vietnam

    Nhat Nguyen Nhat Nguyen
    Chief Analyst, Chemical Watch
  14. Food packaging regulations in Australia and New Zealand

    • Overview of Proposal P1034: chemical migration from packaging into food
    • Next stage of packaging work
  15. Introduction to European food packaging controls – what’s harmonised and what’s not

    • Specific controls on plastics in the EU – the authorisation process
    • Controls on printing inks – a future harmonised approach
    • Ensuring compliance – what do you need to know
    Bernard Hegarty Bernard Hegarty
    Director, Enforcement Policy, Food Safety Authority of Ireland
  16. Q&A

  17. Refreshments

  18. Industry Panel Session: challenges for enforcement and compliance in FCM regulations

    Food contact materials include food packaging (plastics, paper, cardboard, cans, etc.) and food production equipment (tubes, conveyor belts, containers, gloves etc.). Food packaging
    plays a key role in ensuring the quality and hygienic safety of food products, as well as for
    printing information about food, its ingredients and for the branding of the product. However, the materials used in packaging contain a large number of chemicals which can transfer into food, considered one of the most important routes of human exposure to chemicals.

    Panellists in this workshop will discuss aspects of assessing risk and determining human exposure to chemicals in FCM and how to bridge the gap that currently exists
    between the regulatory requirements and enforcing legislation.

    Speakers include:

    Sylvain Rannou Sylvain Rannou
    NQAC Expert, Packaging Safety & Compliance (PS&C) in AOA, Nestle Quality Assurance Centre
    Linda Zhu Linda Zhu
    Senior Manager, Quality and Compliance, HAVI
  19. Close of conference