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  1. Registration and coffee

  2. Event welcome

    Sok-Han Ng Sok-Han Ng
    Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Enhesa Product Intelligence
  4. Updates of food contact standards in China


    • The latest progress of food safety standard system for food contact materials in China; and
    • Important modifications and development trends of FC food safety standards.
    Hong Zhang Hong Zhang
    Research Associate, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment, China
  5. What’s next for FCM regulations in China: Industry perspectives

    • Top regulatory challenges for the industries; and
    • Ways forward to ensure product safety & compliance.
    Nick Cheng Nick Cheng
    Manager – Food Contact materials, Business Stream Products, Asia Pacific and Greater China Region, TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd.
  6. Q&A session

  7. Refreshment break

  9. Food contact regulations across the Asia Pacific region

    • Brief overview of food-contact regulations in Asia Pacific countries;
    • Recent update of regulations on recycled plastics; and
    • Speculation on future development.
    Chen Hu Chen Hu
    Scientist, Keller and Heckman LLP, Shanghai Representative Office
  10. Overview of Food Contact Materials Regulations of Thailand

    • Overview of food regulations structure and related regulations in Thailand;
    • Ministry of Public Health Notification No. 92: ceramic container, enamelled container;
    • Ministry of Public Health Notification No. 435: plastic container;
    • Ministry of Public Health Notification No. 369: feeding bottle container;
    • Thai Industrial Standards (TIS) for Food Contact Materials (FCM); and
    • 2022 -2023 updates.
    Piyatida (Tung) Pukclai Piyatida (Tung) Pukclai
    Asia-Pacific Business Development & Regulatory Policy Lead, knoell, Thailand
  11. Food Contact Regulations Australia New Zealand

    • Australian industrial chemicals introduction scheme – reporting requirements;
    • Food standards Australia New Zealand; and
    • Food packaging industry updates.
    Janine Hall Janine Hall
    Compliance Officer/Food Contact Specialist, AP Colorants, Australia
  12. Q&A session

  13. Lunch and networking

  14. Chemical Watch platform demonstration

  15. Welcome back

    Nhat Nguyen Nhat Nguyen
    Chief Analyst, Enhesa Product Intelligence, USA
  16. Japan: Developments in food packaging regulations

    • Overview of FCM regulation in Japan;
    • New challenges to the positive list system; and
    • Development of the positive list system.
    Nick Cheng Nick Cheng
    Manager – Food Contact materials, Business Stream Products, Asia Pacific and Greater China Region, TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd.
  17. FCM certification requirement published by the Malaysian government

    • A guidance to the nation’s voluntary certification of food contact products;
    • Procedural and specification requirements for food contact products used in the preparation, processing, packaging, storage, delivery or exposure of food; and
    • Application criteria and procedures for application.
    Khairul Hazwan Khairul Hazwan
    Team Lead – Sales, SGS (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
  18. Food contact material and article standards in South Korea

    • food contact material related regulation;
    • main regulations on food contact;
    • material standards; and
    • reminder
    Junho Lee Junho Lee
    Director, CIRS Group Korea, South Korea
  19. Taiwan FCM regulations

    • Food contact material management: background;
    • Food contact material management: regulatory update; and
    • Case study & the future of enforcement.
    Ken Liu Ken Liu
    Associate Partner, ERM Taiwan
  20. Q&A session

  21. Refreshment break

  23. New food contact substance petition

    • How to introduce food contact substance into China?;
    • What toxicological data requires;
    • How to do the petition?; and
    • Case experiences sharing.
    Rainbow Zhang Rainbow Zhang
    Ph.D, Diplomat of Certified Toxicologist, CST General Manager, Intertek ASSURIS China
  24. An update on Chinese regulations for paper, bamboo and wood


    • The updates of Chinese regulations for food contact paper and wood & bamboo;
    • The emerging risk posed by the food contact paper; and
    • The issues related to the compliance of food contact wood & bamboo.
    Marco Zhong Marco Zhong
    Director, National reference laboratory for food contact materials (Guangdong), IQTC, China
  25. Safety & compliance assessment of FCM related adhesives

    • Adhesives behind food contact materials;
    • How to monitor & eliminate the substance of interest; and
    • Disclosure through declaration of compliance
    Wen-Gie Siew Wen-Gie Siew
    Regional Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs, Henkel Adhesive Technologies - Asia Pacific
  26. Q&A session

  27. Close of conference