Food Contact Materials Regulation

07. und 08. Februar 2022 - Berlin und online

Monday, 27th January 2020

Registration and Coffee

Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Dr Bernard Hegarty, Director of Enforcement Policy, Food Safety Authority of Ireland

Official Controls on FCM: Protecting Consumers from Risks

  • Review of the key terms and existing frameworks for the risk assessments applying to the EFSA Guidance Document
  • Risk-based official control programs for FCM
  • Complying with the new rules for official controls
  • Managing non-compliances with FCM legislation

Dr Bernard Hegarty, Director of Enforcement Policy, Food Safety Authority of Ireland

Social Research Strategies to Explore Trust in Food and its Regulator

  • The need to for regulators and industry to maintain the trust of consumers
  • How we measure that in the FSA
  • What strategic changes we have made in the light of our evidence on this

Michelle Patel, Head of Social Science, UK Food Standards Agency, United Kingdom

Networking and Coffee Break

Systematic Map on Migratable and Extractable Food Contact Chemicals

  • Chemicals intentionally used to make food contact materials and articles
  • Systematic overview on food contact chemicals that migrated or were extracted from FCMs and FCAs
  • How can we use these data?
    - highlighting well-investigated migrants
    - identifying trends
    - enabling systematic reviews
    - addressing knowledge gaps
  • How can these results be used to inform current decision making?

Dr Birgit Geueke, Scientific Officer, Food Packaging Forum, Switzerland

US Regulations of Food Contact Materials vs Regulatory Changing Systems in China

  • Background on US food contact regulation
  • Background on China’s evolving food contact regulatory framework
  • A comparison and contrast of the Basic Structure of the US and Chinese regulatory systems for food packaging
  • Differences in Risk Assessment and regulatory decision making between the US and China
  • Using US clearance as a basis for Clearance in China

Dr Mitchell A. Cheeseman, Managing Director, Regulatory & Industry Affairs Department, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, former FDA, United States

Networking and Lunch

Japanese Legislation: Similarities and Differences with the EU Legislation

  • Overview of the Japanese food contact regulations
  • New positive list system
  • Compare and contrast with the EU legislation

Rachida Semail, Partner, KELLER AND HECKMAN LLP, Belgium

Printing Inks for Food Contact Materials – Current Regulation in Switzerland

  • Overview on printing inks regulations in Europe
  • Annex 10 of the Swiss Ordinance on FCM – a unique positive list for printing ink substances
  • Procedures for the listing of new printing ink substances in Switzerland
  • Germany (BfR) and Switzerland (FSVO) joint safety evaluation of printing ink substances
  • Strategy for updating Swiss Annex 10
  • Future developments in printing inks regulation

Stefan Kucsera, Scientific Associate Toxicology, Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO), Switzerland

Networking and Coffee Break

Risky Contact Material during Transportaiton of Unpackaged Raw Materials and Food

  • Influence of migration due to incorrect cleaning and disinfection
  • Which transport container is suitable for which food?
  • What are the risks of aluminum transport containers in the supply chain?
  • Digitization with blockchain technology: practical Experience with the ENFIT B2B Innovation Project
  • What possibilities does digitization offer for packaging material?

Hans-Dieter Philipowski, President, ENFIT - International Association – Supply Chain Safety, Belgium

Safety and Global Compliance of FCM Intended for Baby and Medical Foods

  • Food safety hazards associated with FCM for infant and medical food
  • Assuring safety of FCM for infant and medical food from the brand owner perspective
  • Establishing compliance of FCM for infants and medical food on a global level
  • Specific regulatory aspects of FCM for infant and medical foods
    - packaging materials
    - others: promotional items, teats, feeding sets for enteral nutrition etc.

Koen Weel, Senior Global Specification Manager Packaging, Danone Specialized Nutrition, The Netherlands

Chairman’s Closing Remarks

End of Day 1

Evening Reception
Following the official part of the conference, Chem-Academy invites you to an evening reception at an atmospheric local restaurant. Benefit from the informal surrounding to intensify business contacts and extend your network.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020

Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Dr Bernard Hegarty, Director of Enforcement Policy, Food Safety Authority of Ireland

Regulations and Safety Assessment on Food Contact Materials – a Raw Material Supplier View

  • Specific view on non-harmonised food contact raw materials in EU (paper coating, adhesives)
  • Compliance statements (paper coating, adhesives)
  • Third party declaration (adhesive)
  • Safety assessment
  • Non regulatory requirements (GMO, animal free etc)

Dr Sabine Vogt, Expert of Product Stewardship, Regional Business Unit Dispersions & Resins Europe, BASF SE, Germany

Paper Industry Approach to Risk Assessment and Management

  • How the regulatory environment will evolve in the EU:
  • - how to ensure that companies have equal access to the market
  • - managing to reduce compliance and testing costs
  • What is required by businesses operating in the paper and board value chain to issue documents of compliance for a customer?
  • Issues and priorities in safeguarding consumer safety

Jori Ringman, Deputy Director General, Confederation of European Paper Industry (CEPI), Belgium

Networking and Coffee Break

Printing Ink Industry's Contribution to the Compliance of Printed Food Contact Materials

  • How does the European Printing Ink Association (EuPIA) help ensure that printed food contact materials are compliant?
  • Selection of raw materials for the manufacture of inks for food contact materials
  • GMP: Requirements in the production of inks
  • Significant information and challenges along the value chain
  • The position of the Packaging Ink Joint Industry Task Force (PIJITF) on the planned EU regulation on printed food contact materials

Dr Martin Kanert, Executive Manager, European Printing Ink Association (EuPIA), Belgium

Regulatory Challenges versus Industry Implementation: Value Chain of Recycling Aluminium

  • Regulatory landscape and environmental claims for packaging
  • Why Aluminum? - Expectations for the future
  • - Special relation of coffee and aluminum.
  • - The Nespresso Sustainable Development Goals
  • Food Contact Materials at Nespresso, much more than capsules

Carlos de la Cruz Garcia, Head of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, Nestlé Nespresso S.A., Switzerland

Networking and Lunch

Microplastic – New or “Old Wine in New Bottles” in Terms of Safety

  • How to deal with environmental and human health risks posed by the presence of solid particles of synthetic Polymer-based materials in the environment
  • Status quo on scientific evidence on the hazards and risks associated with intentionally added microplastics
  • Potential pathways for the transport of microplastics and their biological interactions
  • How to analyze and determine microplastic
  • Methods for identification and quantification

Dr Thomas Gude, Dep. Head SQTS, Head Food/Non-Food Division, SQTS Swiss Quality Testing Services, Switzerland

Use of Nanomaterials in Food Packaging

  • EU legislative background
  • Are nanoparticles usual migrants?
  • Risk assessment - can the consumer be exposed to NMs?
  • NM applications in plastics evaluated by EFSA

Roland Franz, Senior Scientist, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV), Germany

Networking and Coffee Break

Value and Limitations of in Vitro Bioassays to Support the Safety Assessment of Food Contact Materials

  • Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) for the safety assessment of unknown NIAS (non intentionally added substances)
  • Introduction of the ILSI Expert Group Recommendations for the application of bioassays to support the application of the TTC
  • Practical Application of the Expert Group recommendation: Results from bioassay tests on different FCM

Dr Christian Kirchnawy, Team Leader, Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology (OFI), Austria

Chairman’s Closing Remarks

End of Conference