Programme

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  1. Coffee and registration

  2. Welcome and introduction

    Charmaine Russell Charmaine Russell
    Head of Content (Events), Chemical Watch Events & Training, By Enhesa
  3. SESSION ONE: NAVIGATING THE EVOLVING REGULATORY LANDSCAPE
  4. Regulatory updates from the EU

    • Progress on recycled plastic food contact materials
    • Implementation of present legislation
    • The revision of food contact materials
    Bastiaan Schupp Bastiaan Schupp
    Team Leader – Food Contact Materials, European Commission - DG SANTE, Belgium
  5. Digital DOC for food contact articles – What are the options?

    • Changing environment for establishing food contact compliance
    • What is the role of the major players to manufacture compliant articles ?
    • Options for a digital Declaration of Conformity (DOC)
    Dr Gernot Strehl Dr Gernot Strehl
    WG leader food contact materials, Federation of the European Cookware, Cutlery and Houseware Industries (FEC)
  6. Moving towards safe and sustainable food packaging in Europe: an NGO view

    • What is 'safe and sustainable' food packaging?
    • Balancing between regulatory requirements, societal demand and environmental impact
    • The future of food packaging: exploring solutions for safe reuse and recycled content
    Dorota Napierska Dorota Napierska
    Toxic-free Circular Economy Policy Officer, Zero Waste Europe (ZWE)
  7. Q&A

  8. Refreshment break

  9. SESSION TWO: PFAS AND RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
  10. PFAS EU legislative initiatives, PFAS alternatives and impact for paper & board FCMs

    • PFAS in sector-specific legislations: Food contact materials, with a special focus on specific measures for the Paper and board FCMs
    • Why and how to measure PFAS? Case study examples
    • PFAS alternatives for the paper & board sector
    • Supporting innovation to phase out PFAS
    Cristina Lugli Cristina Lugli
    Regulatory Affairs Manager, FCMs and Sustainability, Ecol studio SPA
  11. Exploring Coop Danmark's journey to phase out PFAS

    • Coop Danmark's ban in 2014
    • The journey towards phasing out PFAS
    • Status today, control and challenges
    Malene Teller Blume Malene Teller Blume
    Quality Manager, Coop Danmark
  12. Q&A

  13. Lunch and networking

  14. Enhesa Product service presentation and platform demo

    Ryan McErlean Ryan McErlean
    Global Head of Marketing, Chemical Watch
  15. SESSION THREE: SUSTAINABILITY AND FCM CONSIDERATIONS
  16. Influence of the CSS on food contact materials

    Claudia Pasti Claudia Pasti
    Packaging Regulatory Manager, Nestlé SA
  17. Meeting the demands of the Packaging & Packaging Waste Regulation and FCM implications

    • Is recyclability compatible with food contact packaging performances?
    • Avoiding food waste through specialty packaging
    • Chemical recycling, new technologies and the demand for recycled plastics in contact sensitive packaging
    Dario Dainelli Dario Dainelli
    Managing Director, Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Italy
  18. Legal implications of the EU sustainability reporting rules for FCM operators doing business in the EU

    • Reporting obligations under the CSRD and the CS3D
    • Implementation challenges for the paper packaging industry posed by the new EU Deforestation Regulation
    • Increased regulatory scrutiny & litigation risks
    Preslava Dilkova Preslava Dilkova
    Of Counsel, Jones Day
  19. Q&A

  20. Refreshment break

  21. SESSION FOUR: RECYCLING AND FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS
  22. Recycling industry perspective and tools to ensure food safe plastic recyclate

    • Regulation (EU) No 2022/1616
    • Certification throughout the process as a tool to address incidental contamination. 
    • Examples of novel technology applications
    Mathilde Taveau Mathilde Taveau
    Regulatory Affairs Manager, Plastic Recyclers Europe
  23. Navigating the new plastics recycling rules for food contact applications

    • Overview and state-of-play of EU regulations touching food contact materials and circularity
    • World Without Waste strategy to drive systemic change through a circular economy for packaging
    • How to match ambitions with incoming regulations
    Koen Weel Koen Weel
    Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Director Food Contact, The Coca-Cola Company Europe
  24. Ensuring product safety in recycled paper and board food packaging

    • Recycled fibers in food packaging: importance of recycled content and food safety
      Recycled fibers and food contact compliance in Europe: demonstrating compliance and 
      meeting the market’s expectations
    • Current challenges related to food packaging with recycled fibers
    Paula Hirsilä Paula Hirsilä
    Product Safety & Compliance Manager, Huhtamaki
  25. Q&A

  26. Networking drinks reception

    Join us for relaxed networking, drinks and appetisers with our speakers and attendees.  

  27. Close of day one

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