Programme

  1. Coffee and registration

  2. Keynote  Welcome: An outlook of regulations in Food Contact Management for 2020

  3. Session 1: Overview of current and future regulatory trends
  4. The harmonisation of EU rules on FCMs

    Anna Gergely Anna Gergely
    Director, EHS Regulatory, Steptoe & Johnson, Belgium
  5. Regulatory updates from the EU, including Commission recommendation (EU) 2019/794; a reflection on the process of screening and submitting key substances

    • Overview of the recommendation
    • Analysis and reporting
    Bastiaan Schupp Bastiaan Schupp
    Legislative Officer - Food Contact Materials, European Commission - DG SANTE, Belgium
  6. Q&A

  7. Refreshments

  8. Food Contact Materials and the European Framework Regulation (EC) 1935/2004

    • Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 provides a harmonised legal EU framework. It sets out the general principles of safety and inertness for all Food Contact Materials (FCMs).
    • EU level requirements and harmonisation of plastics (including recycled plastics),ceramics, regenerated cellulose film, and active and intelligent materials.
    • National level requirements adopted by Member States
  9. The role of retailers in achieving food contact compliance

  10. Q&A

  11. Lunch

  12. Session 2: Plastics, paper and cardboard
  13. Food contact guidelines for paper and board materials

    Speaker from CEPI, Confederation of European Paper Industries, Brussels

  14. How plastics and FCM have been affected by sustainability initiatives across the world

    • Overview of the drivers for change covering increased public awareness of the impacts of marine and environmental plastic waste, increasing NGO pressure and changing regulatory landscape
    • Food and Beverage industry’s response to these drivers, looking at pledges, innovations and supply chain partnerships
    • Wider sustainability considerations when making packaging changes
    • What the future might look like
    Beth Simpson Beth Simpson
    Senior Consultant, Anthesis-Caleb, UK
  15. FCM in Denmark, and its move to ban all PFAS in paper and board food packaging

    Charlotte Legind Charlotte Legind
    Environmental Chemist, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration
  16. Q&A

  17. Refreshments

  18. Session 3: Inks, packaging and adhesives
  19. The Swiss legislation on printing inks for FCM

  20. Updates from Germany

    Matthias Henker Matthias Henker
    Director of Technology FP EMEA / Chair of EuPIA PIFOOD, Flint Group Packaging Inks Germany GmbH / EuPIA
  21. Achieving sound management of chemicals in FCM with GMP (good manufacturing practices) for packaging

    • Overview of GMP
    • Creating safe packaging
    • How does GMP fit in with rules on chemicals in FCMs?
  22. Panel discussion: To what extent are rules for chemicals in FCMs working?

  23. Q&A

  24. Drinks reception / end of day one

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