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  2. Session 4: Risk Assessment


    Geraint Roberts Geraint Roberts
    Editorial Director, Chemical Watch, UK
  4. An overview of risk assessments for FCMs

    Dario Dainelli Dario Dainelli
    Managing Director, Dario Dainelli Policy & Regulatory Affairs, and TUV Rheinland Regulatory Advisor, Italy
  5. Risk assessment of non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) migrating from food contact articles

    • Non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) in the context of Food Contact Material (FCM) Regulations in EU
    • Migration of NIAS from FCM or Food Contact Articles (FCA)
    • Identification and quantification of NIAS – challenges aspects
    • Risk assessment of NIAS migrating from FCM/ FCA
    • Key regulatory aspects on using available tox data/ information, and establish safety levels
    Ioan Paraschiv Ioan Paraschiv
    Regulatory Affairs Manager FCM and REACH, Knoell, Netherlands
  6. Q&A

  7. Refreshments

  8. Session 5: Recycling and circular economy

    Chair: Ioan Paraschiv, Regulatory Affairs Manager – REACH & Food Contact Materials, Knoell, Netherlands

  10. Food contact regulations in the context of circular economy

    Juergen Towara Juergen Towara
    Partner Food Contact Compliance, ERM, Belgium
  11. Challenges and opportunities for safe food packaging in the circular economy

    • Circular economy is more than recycling: Solutions are holistic and adapted to local situation; recycling is a transition step.
    • Materials in a circular economy need to be free from toxic chemicals and hazardous mixtures.
    • Integration of waste and chemical regulation to ensure safe food packaging in a circular economy.
    Birgit Geueke Birgit Geueke
    Scientific Officer, Food Packaging Forum, Switzerland
  12. Recycling plastics into FCMs

    Edward Kosior Edward Kosior
    Managing Director, Nextek, United Kingdom
  13. Q&A

  14. Lunch

  15. Session 6: Updates from the rest of the World
  16. An overview of US vs EU regulations in food packaging

    • Basics about EU and FDA
    • Similarities and major differences
    • FDA specific approaches and notification process
    Martin Klatt Martin Klatt
    Head of Product Stewardship Regional Business Unit Dispersions and Resins Europe, BASF SE, E-EDE/QP, Germany
  17. ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Food Packaging: A View from the U.S.

    • How per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure became a national priority in the U.S.
    • Current legislative action on PFAS in food packaging taken by the states
    • Case studies: Washington State and Maine
    Jomarie Garcia Jomarie Garcia
    Regulatory Research Analyst, Verisk 3E, United States
  18. China: Food contact update

    • Current FCM National Standards system in China; challenges and trends
    • Updates of key standards including:
      • GB 21604.1
      • Adhesives
      • Printing inks

    via video presentation

    Lei Zhu Lei Zhu
    Deputy Director, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment, China
  19. Q&A

  20. Refreshments

  21. Japan and the positive list for plastic food packaging: a video presentation

    • Japan introduced legal Positive List System to manage materials of apparatus, containers and packaging for food by amending the Food Sanitation Act.
    • Some industrial hygienic associations including JHOSPA have operated and maintained the Positive List style Voluntary Standard for more than 45 years.
    • The achievements and experiences of these associations are the background of this new regulation.
    • This presentation will offer a brief introduction of this new regulation as well as a comment on the role of industrial hygienic associations.
    Mitsuhiko Shigekura Mitsuhiko Shigekura
    Executive Director, JHOSPA - Japan Hygienic Olefin and Styrene Plastics Association
  22. Updates on MERCOSUR food contact regulations

    • General concepts of Mercosur legislation
    • Main changes with the updated Mercosur regulation related to additives for plastic materials for food contact
    • Upcoming Mercosur regulations that will be updated
    Aline Lemos Aline Lemos
    Packaging Researcher, Packaging Technology Center (CETEA) of Food Technology Institute (ITAL), Brazil
  23. Session 7: Global developments
  24. How to modernise Europe’s regulations on chemicals in food contact materials

    • EU regulations on chemicals in FCM have not been substantially revised for decades, and are no longer fit for purpose. For example, there is a shift away from plastic to paper and card, yet there are no harmonised rules on acceptable chemicals in these materials - this issue should have been resolved years ago.
    • A new approach is needed, covering all materials, interfacing effectively with REACH and taking a more protective approach to the most hazardous chemicals.
    • The Commission has started a review of these laws and this should lead to the development of new legislation, developed in an open way with all stakeholders.
    Michael Warhurst Michael Warhurst
    Executive Director, CHEM Trust, United Kingdom
  25. Q&A

  26. Conference conclusion and what are the challenges and opportunities for the industry?

    Geraint Roberts, Editorial Director, Chemical Watch, UK

  27. Close of conference

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