Programme

  1. Coffee and registration

  2. Welcome

    Geraint Roberts, Editorial Director, Chemical Watch, UK

  3. Session 1: Overview of current and future regulatory trends
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    Chair: Sarah Saminadin Peter, Director, Food Contact EMEA, Intertek, Belgium

  5. The harmonisation of EU rules on FCMs

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

    • An overview of the key principles of FCM legislation
    • An update regarding the latest amendments to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic food contact materials, Regulation (EC) No 282/2008 on recycled plastics, and on how the Commission is approaching the substance ‘Glymo’
    • A short discussion on Commissions Recommendation (EU) No 2019/794 reflecting in particular on the rationale of this Recommendation
    • A reflection on key timelines, including the evaluation of FCM legislation and the authorisation of plastic recycling processes.
    Bastiaan Schupp Bastiaan Schupp
    Legislative Officer - Food Contact Materials, European Commission - DG SANTE, Belgium
  7. Upcoming Food Contact Materials legislation in Europe

    • Revision of the 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).
    • Changes at European level on  e.g. plastics and recycled plastics
    • Changes  at National level adopted by Member States
    Sarah Saminadin Peter Sarah Saminadin Peter
    Manager Strategic Development, Food Contact EMEA, Intertek
  8. Q&A

  9. Refreshments

  10. Introduction of EU GMP requirements for food contact materials

    • An overview of the legal framework and Scope of GMP requirements
    • The implementation of these procedures into QA and QS Systems together with the necessary documentations will be discussed.
    • Short comments on the market surveillance and on the role of Retailers are given.
    Karlheinz Blay Karlheinz Blay
    International Sales Manager - Consumer Retail Solutions, SGS Institut Fresenius GmbH
  11. The role of retailers in achieving food contact compliance and additional requirements

    • Early focus on bisphenols and PFAS
    • Working for compliance for more than 4000 products in Private label.
    • Coop behind the scenes – how do we achieve knowledge, work with suppliers and substitution
    • Examples on how Coop communicate and involve consumers
    Bettina Ørsnes Larsen Bettina Ørsnes Larsen
    Head of Food Safety, Coop Danmark A/S
  12. Q&A

  13. Lunch

  14. Session 2: Plastics, paper and cardboard
  15. Food contact guidelines for paper and board materials

    Eugenio Cavallini Eugenio Cavallini
    Technical Manager, CEPI aisbl – Confederation of European Paper Industries, Belgium
  16. 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
    Principal Consultant, Anthesis
  17. FCM in Denmark, and its move to ban all PFAS in paper and board food packaging

    • Enforcement of European and national rules on FCM in Denmark
    • Focus on fluorinated organic substances in paper and board FCM
    Charlotte Legind Charlotte Legind
    Environmental Chemist, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration
  18. Q&A

  19. Refreshments

  20. Session 3: Inks, packaging, rubber and adhesives
  21. Triple Safety Concept: An approach for the evaluation of adhesives in food contact application

    • Data assessment of supplier information by product safety
    • Analytical assessment of raw materials and final products
    • Toxicological assessment of potential harms to health
    • Communication of risk assessment through the supply chain
    Monika Tönnießen Monika Tönnießen
    Manager Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs – Global Food Safety, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
  22. Printing and packaging inks for FCM

    Matthias Henker Matthias Henker
    Director of Technology FP EMEA / Chair of EuPIA PIFOOD, Flint Group Packaging Inks Germany GmbH / EuPIA
  23. National regulatory developments of food contact materials in the rubber industry: Mutual recognition and test methods

    Céline Crusson-Rubio Céline Crusson-Rubio
    EHS Director, ETRMA, France
  24. Panel discussion and Q&A: To what extent are rules for chemicals in FCMs working?

    Panellists include:

    Pelle Moos Pelle Moos
    Senior Safety and Health Policy Officer, Team Leader, BEUC – The European Consumer Organisation, Belgium
    Michael Warhurst Michael Warhurst
    Executive Director, CHEM Trust, United Kingdom
  25. Drinks reception / end of day one

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