Programme

  1. EU vs US regulations in food packaging

    • Basic Structure of EU and US Regulations on Food Contact materials
    • Differences in the regulatory approach
    • Differences in Approval process of new food contact substances
    Martin Klatt Martin Klatt
    Head of Product Stewardship Regional Business Unit Dispersions and Resins Europe, BASF SE, E-EDE/QP
  2. 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
  3. Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC): 21st Century Updates to a Tried and True Screening Tool

    Margaret Whittaker Margaret Whittaker
    Managing Director & Chief Toxicologist, ToxServices LLC
  4. Q&A

  5. Refreshments

  6. Emerging issues with Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Food Packaging

    • PFAS: what they are, how they react in the environment, and potential toxicity.
    • PFAS: a look into their use in the food packaging industry.
    • PFAS: state of the law and what we can look forward to in 2019.
    Adam Baas Adam Baas
    Of Counsel, DLA Piper (US)
  7. Q&A

  8. Lunch

  9. Food contact materials in China

    • Framework of regulations on FCMs in China
    • Governmental Management
    • Compliance and Testing
    Zeying Wu Zeying Wu
    Senior Engineer, Director of R&D Department, Changzhou Safety Testing Center for Entry-Exit Industrial and Consumable Products (DPTC)
  10. Food contact regulatory situation in Latin America

    • Regulatory developments in food contact regulations in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Mercosur country members (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay)
    • compliance requirements, registration, testing methods, and migration limits
    • prohibited and restricted materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
    Cristina Caro Tovar Cristina Caro Tovar
    Regulatory Attorney - Latin America, Independent Consultant
  11. New food safety and standards (packaging and labelling) regulations in India

    Nhat Nguyen Nhat Nguyen
    Chief Analyst, Chemical Watch
  12. Q&A

  13. Refreshments

  14. Regulatory overview of GRAS (Generally Recognised as Safe)

    • Understanding General Recognition of Safety: what it is, who is qualified to establish it, when can it be used, and how is it determined;
    • FDA and GRAS: what is the agency’s role;
    • Keeping the GRAS Growing: recent events impacting GRAS.
    Deborah Attwood Deborah Attwood
    Associate, Steptoe
  15. Panel session: Future of Packaging Materials

    This panel will discuss both the regulatory and non-regulatory drivers relating to FCM’s. The banning of single-use materials by the EU, sustainability issues surrounding packaging materials plus what are consumers pushing for?

    Speakers include:

    Weldon Williams Weldon Williams
    Sr. Director, Quality Assurance, HAVI
    Gregory Pace Gregory Pace
    Corporate Manager, Global Regulatory Affairs, Sun Chemical Corporation
  16. Q&A

  17. Close of conference

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