Food Contact Materials Regulation

06 - 07 February 2023 - Bonn und online

Monday, 7th February 2022

Opening Remarks
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 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

The Risk Assessment of Non-Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS) 
in Food Contact Materials and Articles

  • Article 19 in Regulation (EU) No. 10/20211 and NIAS
  • Hazard identification and hazard characterization
  • Exposure assessment
  • Learnings, guidance's and tools

Dr Sabine Lindner, Climate Protection & Circular Economy, PlasticsEurope Deutschland e.V., Germany

10.50     Coffee Break and Networking

NIAS Evaluation with Regards to Printing Inks

  • Identification of substances in ink raw materials and inks
    • Information required from raw material suppliers
    • Analytical Work: Screening for unpredicted NIAS
  • Hazard assessment methods
    • of the substance based on existing toxicological data
    • via Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) approach
  • The final risk assessment for non-listed NIAS
    • Hazard = risk x exposure
    • Specific migration is < SML or SML_self_derived or SML_TTC
  • Reporting format to downstream users
    • NIAS in SoC

Dr David Doennig, Head of Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs Europe,
hubergroup Deutschland GmbH, Germany

Requirements for Adhesives in Food Packaging

  • Legal requirement for food packaging adhesives
  • Risk assessment for adhesives in food contact
  • Application-specific risk assessment

Dr Monika Toennießen, Head of Food Safety Compliance, Global Food Safety,
Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany

13.00     Lunch Break

Legal requirements for food contact rubber – the view from a rubber manufacturer

  • Legal requirements for food contact rubber in different legislations
  • Challenge of meeting regulatory requirements and customer expectations for a non-harmonised food contact material in the EU
  • EU member state regulations for food contact rubber
  • Differences between rubber and plastic food contact materials

Dr Petra Hilt, Global Manager Compliance Food Contact Materials,
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Germany GmbH, Germany

​​​​​​​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
  • Non regulatory requirements (GMO, animal free etc)
  • Sustainability aspects for food contact packaging

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

16.10     Coffee Break and Networking

Biocides in the Food Production

  • Regulatory framework and recent developments in respect of biocides in food production
  • Establishment of maximum residue limits for active substances contained in a biocidal product
  • National measures

Zanda Romata, Advocaat (Member of the Brussels Bar) and Associate,
Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Brussel, Belgium

17.30     Chairman’s Closing Remarks 

17.40     End of Day One



Tuesday, 8th February 2022

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

Implications of the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) for FCMs

  • A general overview on the Chemical Strategy for Sustainability
  • The potential impact of the planned measures on
    • Raw materials 
    • The formulation (of printing inks)
    • The risk assessment 
  • The implications for the revision of the FCM legislation
  • The regulatory procedure and timeline

Dr Christof Walter, Food Contact Manager, European Printing Ink Association (EuPIA),
a sector of CEPE aisbl

Regulatory Challenges versus Industry Implementation

  • Nestlé Systems
    • A factory at home
    • Food contact materials and the key role of supply chain
    • Sustainability, improving the footprint
  • Framing environmental claims
  • Food Contact Materials in a System, much more than capsules.

Carlos de la Cruz Garcia, Nestlé System Technology Centre Orbe (NSTC) –
Regulatory & Compliance Manager, Nestlé Suisse S.A., Switzerland

10.50     Coffee Break and Networking

Official Controls on Food Contact Materials (FCM): Protecting Consumers from Risks

  • Update on the EU legislation on FCM
  • Risk-based official control programs for FCM
  • Complying with the new rules for official controls

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

The High Concern of Chemicals for Food Contact Materials and the Corresponding Risk Management in China

  • The high concern of chemicals (Chloropropanols, PAA, PCP, BPA, etc.)
  • The release of high concern of chemicals from FCMs
  • The revision of China regulations for FCMs

Prof Marco Zhong, Director, National Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Material (NRL-FCM), IQTC, China

13.00     Lunch Break

Food Contact Materials Regulation in the EAEU 
(EurAsian Economical Union, including the Russian Federation)

  • Current regulations concerning FCMs in the EAEU
  • FCM substances already placed on positive lists associated with existing FCM regulations
  • Restrictions applicable to certain key-listed FCMs with respect to their specific migration limits (SMLs)
  • How to carry out a worst case calculation (WCC) where experimental or theoretical (modelling) migration data is missing
  • Which migration testing conditions are to be applied
  • "EAC Declaration": steps and data requirements for demonstrating compliance of FCMs in the EAEU and the importance of the position in the supply chain

Dr Ioan Paraschiv, Regulatory Affairs Manager, REACH & Food Contact Materials,
knoell NL B.V., the Netherlands

Canadian Food Packaging Regulations and Submission Process

  • Regulatory landscape for food packaging materials
  • Overview of submission process and letters of no objection (LONO)
  • The Chemicals Management Plan (CMP)
  • Update on the direction of Canada’s regulation of food contact materials

Cynthia Scholten, Scientific Evaluator, Health Product and Food Branch, Santé Canada, Canada

16.10     Chairman’s Closing Remarks

16.20     End of the Conference