1. Registration

  2. Short Introduction to Polymer Science and the factors that affect migration into food

    • Overview of polymer materials
    • Origin of migrants from polymer products
    • Mechanisms that influence the migratory behaviour of polymers
    • Correlation with global compliance approach, how polymers are regulated worldwide (EU, FDA, Mercosur and China)
  3. Refreshment Break

  4. Assessing the Safety of Food Contact Materials

    • Overall migration tests
    • Specific migration tests
    • Analytical approaches in FDA and GB Standard
    • Computer modelling of migration
  5. Lunch

  6. Application of Food Contact Regulations in EU to Specific Products and Future Trends in Food Contact Materials

    The principal classes of food contact products will be targeted:

    • Plastics
    • Rubbers
    • Inks/Coatings
    • Silicone based products
    • Nanotechnology
    • New Additives
  7. Refreshment break

  8. Use of Recycled Materials for Food Contact Products

    • Plastics
    • Paper and Board
    • Status of other materials, e.g. rubber, glass
  9. Questions and close


    Course leaders

    Sarah Saminadin-Peter is a Regulatory Affairs Expert who started a career as a researcher in Biological Chemistry and System Biology at Harvard Medical School. Graduated from the Ludwig Maximillian University (LMU) of Munich, in her researches, she developed analytical methods to performed high-throughput 3D imagining and to target impact of changes that occur in the non-coding DNA.

    She moved career path 5 years ago to become a regulatory affair for food contact materials and materials in contact with drinking water. She is currently assisting clients on worldwide strategic regulatory compliance and organizing regulatory training.

    She is now the Manager for Strategic Development of Food Contact for EMEA region at Intertek Health Environment Regulatory Services based in Germany.

    Job Ridderbecks B. ASc. was educated as a Materials Science-specialized Chemical Engineer and started his career testing polymer materials at Intertek in the Netherlands. He has since moved on to the Health, Environmental & Regulatory Services (HERS) group within the company where he serves as a Technical Specialist for Food Contact Materials. In this role he consults clients on their compliance needs, coordinates compliance testing programs, and runs projects to support notification submissions to authorities.

    Sarah Saminadin Peter Sarah Saminadin Peter
    Manager Strategic Development, Food Contact EMEA, Intertek
    Job Ridderbecks Job Ridderbecks
    Food Contact Technical Specialist, Intertek