Pre-Conference Workshop: Food Contact & Additives 2017

Food Contact & Additives 2017 will feature two pre-conference concurrent workshops taking place on Monday, September 25 on International Regulations. Specifically focusing on Asian and Latin America Regulations, this year's workshops will include:

The Asia Regulations Focus in China track, presented by Xiaolu Wang, Regulatory Research Analyst for 3E, will cover food contact and food additives on Notification and Approval of New Food Additives in China and Regulatory Updates on Chinese National Food Safety Standards for Food Contact Materials.

A track dedicated to The Latin American Regulations Focus on Mercosur presented by Kevin Kenny, Chief Operating Officer and Adrián Varela Alvarez, Regulatory Specialist Latin America, both of Decernis.

Asia Regulations

Notification and Approval of New Food Additives in China

Xiaolu Wang, Regulatory Research Analyst – Asia Pacific, 3E Company

  1. Registration and Coffee

  2. Overview Historical Background & Regulatory Framework for Food Additives in China

    Xiaolu Wang | Regulatory Research Analyst - Asia Pacific of 3E, USA

    • Overview:  this section will provide background information on the notification and approval process of new food additives in China, including the significance of this process to food manufacturers. I might include examples or case study in this section.
    • Regulatory framework: this section will summarize the legal basis for the notification/approval requirements for new food additives.
    • Scope of application: this section will provide further details on the definition of “new food additives,” for which an application for risk assessment and approval must be submitted to the Chinese authorities prior to the production or import thereof.
  3. Coffee Break

  4. Application Procedures for Processed Food and Required Application Documents

    • Application Procedures: this section will provide information on the application procedures.
    • Required application documents: this section will provide information on the types of application documents required.
    • Conclusion: I’ll use this section to briefly outline the key stages of this application, as well as the main challenges for foreign companies to conduct this process. 
  5. Lunch Break

Regulatory updates on Chinese National Food Safety Standards for Food Contact Materials

Xiaolu Wang, Regulatory Research Analyst - Asia Pacific, 3E Company

  1. Overview of Regulatory Updates on Chinese National Food Safety Standards

    • Overview: this section will summarize the current regulatory framework for food contact materials in China. I’ll also introduce the newly issued FCM standards in 2016.
    • Highlight of major changes: this section will compare the current legislative system that regulates FCMs with the one established under the new FCM standards.
  2. Coffee Break

  3. Potential Impact on the Industry

    • Potential impact on the industry: this section will analyze the potential impact brought up by the above-mentioned major changes from the industry’s perspective
    • Conclusion: this section will discuss possible ways to ensure compliance in times of transition.
  4. Closing

Latin American Regulations

Latin American Regulations Focus on Mercosur: Food Contact

Adrian Valera Alvarez, Regulatory Specialist Latin America, Decernic & Kevin Kenny, Chief Operating Officer, Decernis

  1. Registration

  2. Opening: Historical Background and Regional Harmonization Influences

    • Mercosur
    • Mercosur Members
    • Practical Considerations
    • Public Relations Challenges
    • Mexico
  3. Coffee Break

  4. Comunidad Andina: Review of members

    Overview

    Members

    1. Central America:  SIECA/COMIECO/RTCA
    2. Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
    3. No Food Contact Countries
    4. Comparaison: Mercosur vs. EU/US
    • Regulations vs. Standards
    • Substrates
    • Declarations of Compliance
    • Time to Market

    Latin American FCM Trends

  5. Lunch Break

Latin American Regulation focus on Mercosur : Food Additives

Adrian Valera Alvarez, Regulatory Specialist Latin America, Decernic & Kevin Kenny, Chief Operating Officer, Decernis

  1. Technical Standards and Regulations for Food Ingredients and Additives

    Kevin Kenny & Adrian Valera Alvarez

    • Latin American Overview
    • Mercosur
    • Mercosur Members and Associate Members
  2. Coffee Break

  3. Food Registration/ingredients and Labels

    Kevin Kenny & Adrian Valera Alvarez

    • Mexico
    • Comunidad Andina
    • Central America: SIECA/COMIECO/RTCA
    • Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
    • Latin America Food Regulatory Trends
  4. Closing