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  1. FCM Regulations in EU for harmonised FCM, and migration testing conditions

    This module will look at food contact materials (FCM) regulations in the EU. After defining what is meant by FCMs, the module will examine the key regulatory requirements in these markets. Topics of discussion will include:

    • EU FCM Regulations: definitions, current landscape and new developments with a focus on plastic FCM;
    • Declaration of Compliance (Conformity) (DoC) and Supply chain: information that should be disclosed in connection with the roles and obligations of the different business operators;
    • Compliance testing of FCM – identification of NIAS/ IAS 

    During this module, you will learn about:

    • current regulations concerning FCMs in the EU, including activities to revise the EU Framework Regulation;
    • FCM substances already placed on positive lists associated with existing FCM regulations;
    • the restrictions that apply to certain key listed FCMs with respect to their specific migration limits (SMLs);
    • how to carry out a worst-case calculation (WCC) when experimental or theoretical (modelling) migration data is missing;
    • migration testing conditions to be applied to different types of FCMs, such as compliance testing requirements laid down in Annex V of Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles;
    • the analytical challenges in identifying non-intentionally added substances (Nias) that migrate into food under intended conditions of use;
    • key steps when considering the risk assessment of FCMs migrating into food;
    • the steps, and data requirements that apply, for a new FCMs petition/ authorisation in the EU and at the national member state level; and,
    • how to demonstrate compliance of materials and articles intended for use in food contact applications on the EU market, and the importance of place in the supply chain.
    Ioan Paraschiv, PhD Ioan Paraschiv, PhD
    Group Leader, Global Food & Food Contact Materials (FFCM) Division, Knoell, Netherlands
    Chiara Brandonisio, PhD Chiara Brandonisio, PhD
    Group Leader, Global Food & Food Contact Materials (FFCM) Division, knoell, the Netherlands
  2. Q&A Session

  3. Finish