2017 Programme

Workshop 4 December 2017

Workshop Monday 4 December 2017

  1. Registration and morning refreshments

  2. Workshop - CHINA - regulations food additives – notification and approval of new varieties of food related products China

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

    • Overview
    • Regulatory framework
  3. Networking coffee break

  4. Workshop

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

    • Scope of applications
    • Required application documents
    • Scope of applications
    • Required application documents

     

  5. Networking lunch

Workshop

  1. Workshop - CHINA – regulations food contact - regulatory updates on Chinese national food safety standards for food contact materials

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

    • Potential impact in the industry
    • Conclusion next steps
  2. Networking coffee break

  3. Workshop

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

    • Overview
    • Highlight of major changes
  4. End of workshop

Plastics track 5 December 2017

Tuesday 5 December 2017

  1. Registration and morning refreshments

  2. Chairman’s opening remarks

    Dr. Alistair Irvine | Business Manager UK Food Contact Compliance of Smithers Pira, UK

Session 1 – European and global regulation updates

  1. Update on EU food contact regulations and compliance guidelines

    Dr. Alistair Irvine | Business Manager UK Food Contact Compliance of Smithers Pira, UK

  2. EU new model of regulating printed food contact materials

    Rachida Semail | Partner of Keller and Heckman, LLP, USA

  3. Update on regulation in India

    Kevin C. Kenny | Chief Operating Officer of Decernis, USA

  4. Networking refreshments break

  5. Legislation of food contact materials in China

    Speaker to be confirmed

  6. Networking lunch

  7. State of the U.S. FDA’s food contact notification programme

    Dennis Keefe | Director of Office of Food Addtive Safety, FDA, USA

Session 2 - Industry perspectives

  1. A view from a complex food industry case: food, packaging and coffee machines

    Carlos De La Cruz Garcia | Head of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs of Nestlé Nespresso S.A., Switzerland

    • Paper as a food packaging
    • Plastic as a food contact material
    • Upcoming challenges
  2. Food contact compliance assessment of intermediates - supplier aspects

    Dr. Birgit Faust | Senior Analytical Manager, Specialist FCM of Dow Olefinverbund GmbH, Germany

  3. SABIC’s view on the assessment of NIAS

    Marcel Bosma | Global Product Steward of SABIC, The Netherlands

  4. Networking refreshments break

  5. Food contact compliance in masterbatch with mineral filler

    Silvia Larrucea | Chemical Engineer in R&D Department of GCR GROUP, Spain

    • General introduction to Granic products
    • Regulations related to FCM compliance applied to Masterbatch with mineral filler
    • Migration tests on products with mineral filler
  6. Panel discussion and Q&A session

    Dr. Alistair Irvine | Business Manager UK Food Contact Compliance of Smithers Pira, UK

  7. Chairperson’s closing remarks and introduction of evening session

    Dr. Alistair Irvine | Business Manager UK Food Contact Compliance of Smithers Pira, UK

  8. Decernis user meeting

    Kevin C. Kenny | Chief Operating Officer of Decernis, USA

Networking drinks reception

  1. Networking drinks reception

    18:15-19:45

Plastics track 6 December 2017

Wednesday 6 December 2017

  1. Registration and morning refreshments

  2. Chairman’s opening remarks

    Dr. Alistair Irvine | Business Manager UK Food Contact Compliance of Smithers Pira, UK

Session 3 – Nias and migration testing

  1. Risk assessment of non-intentionally-added-substances (NIAS) migrating from plastic packaging materials

    Dario Dainelli | Chair, Food Contact Experts of EuPC-European Plastics Converters, Belgium

    • General introduction to risk assessment and relent legislation
    • Outcomes of the EUPC-JRC Project on NIAS
    • A risk assessment approach to NIAS
  2. PET bottles: Accelerated migration testing at 10 d / 60 °C versus the ‘real’ situation at end of shelf-life

    Dr. Diana Kemmer | Dep. Head of Migration Laboratory of Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Germany

    • Comparison of specific migration at 10 d / 60 °C into food simulants vs. migration at the end of shelf-life
    • Comparison of storage times at 40 °C and 60 °C that are corresponding to migration values at the end of shelf-life
    • Experimental results and migration modelling approach for the prediction of migration values
    • Cases where the default activation energy of diffusion of 80 kJ/mol may not be worst case
  3. Detection and identification of estrogen active substances in food contact materials - endocrine disruptors, in-vitro bioassay, migration

    Dr. Michael Washüttl | Head of Packaging Department of OFI Forschungsinsitut für Chemie und Technik, Austria

  4. Networking refreshment break

Session 4 – Non-harmonised food contact materials - inks, coatings, adhesives, mineral oils and other materials

  1. Safety assessment of coatings using chemical screening and biological assays: an (im)possible task?

    Sander Koster | Group Leader Packaging Food Safety of Nestlé, Nestlé Research Centre, Switzerland

    • Threshold of toxicological concern (TTC) applied to coatings
    • Integration of chemical screening, biological assays and computation toxicology
    • Prioritisation of coatings based on chemical and biological profiles
  2. Safe adhesives: industry approaches for food contact evaluation

    Alexandra Roß | Product Regulatory Specialist of H.B. Fuller; Chair of the FEICA Paper and Packaging Technical Working Group, Belgium

    • Adhesives and food contact regulations
    • Practical recommendations for adhesive producer and user
    • Worst case versus migration testing– making the right choice
    • Shedding light on mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH)
  3. The EuPIA guidance on migration test methods for the evaluation of substances in printing inks and varnishes for food contact materials

    Dr. Jochen Ballach | Manager Food Safety + Toxicology, Global HSE + Sustainability of Siegwerk, Germany, Chairman of the EuPIA Analytical Experts Working Group

    • Tiered approach
    • Deviations from recommended methods (e.g. in regulation 10/2011)
    • Preparation of test samples
    • Analytical identification and quantification
  4. Networking lunch

  5. The safety assessment of substances used in printing inks for food contact materials

    Dr. Matthias Henker | Director of Technology Flexible Packaging EMEA of Flint Group GmbH, Germany, Chairman of the EuPIA Technical Committee “Printing Inks for Food Packaging

    The presentation outlines EuPIA policies, key concept documents and processes.

    The first step covers the general criteria for the selection of raw materials and the EuPIA "Raw Material Questionnaire."

    This is followed by a risk assessment process, which includes three principles:
                    - Fully evaluated substances (e.g. Union list)
                    - Self-derived TDI or SML based on public toxicity data
                     - Self-derived TDI or SML based on TTC concept.

    Exposure assessment uses the EU cube model as default; and other models, such as EFSA food consumption data or FACET can be used if appropriate.

    Adaquate information's about substances present in the printing inks and the results of the evaluation are reported in a "Statement of Composition" document  to our customers.

     

  6. Regulation of non-harmonized food contact materials in the Netherlands

    Tjoena Siere | Consultant of AdFoPack, The Netherland

    • Revision of the Dutch Packaging and Food Utensils Regulation (VGB)
    • Positive list principle
    • Migration requirements for non-harmonised FCM
    • New approach for coatings
  7. Dealing with non-harmonised EU regulations - coating

    Peter Oldring | Regulatory Affairs Manager (Europe) of The Valspar (UK) Corporation, UK

  8. Networking refreshment break

  9. Panel discussion and Q&A session

    Dr. Alistair Irvine | Business Manager UK Food Contact Compliance of Smithers Pira, UK

Session 5 – Sustainability and recycling

  1. Decontamination of post- consumer PET bottles in a mechanical recycling process – How does it work?

    Christoph Wöss | Business Development Manager Application Bottle of EREMA Group GmbH, Austria

  2. Recycling plastics – update on the legislation and material future trends; Impact of the circular economy on FCMs

    Speaker to be confirmed

  3. Chairperson’s closing remarks and close of day two

    Dr. Alistair Irvine | Business Manager UK Food Contact Compliance of Smithers Pira, UK

Networking drinks reception

  1. Networking drinks reception

    17:40-19:10

Paper track - 7 December 2017

Thursday 7 December 2017

  1. Registration and morning refreshments

  2. Chairman’s opening remarks

    Dr. Barry Podd I Consultant of Independent Contributor, UK

Session 6 – Food safety and supply chain

  1. Creating value added by managing food safety across different businesses covering the whole supply chain

    Kristiina Veitola I Senior Manager, Sustainability of Stora Enso Oyj, Division Packaging Solutions and Minna Kiviranta I Product Safety Manager of Stora Enso Oyj, Imatra Mills, Division Consumer Board, Finland

    • Supply chain communication in the heart of managing food safety
    • Managing food safety in virgin fiber based and recycled fiber based production
    • Managing food safety in Converting operations
    • Bringing together knowledge from different divisions/supply chains
  2. P&P VIS (Pulp & Paper - value chain information system)

    Dr. Sabine Vogt | Product Steward for Dispersions and Resins of BASF SE, Germany

  3. Ensuring food contact safety for packaging of delicate foodstuffs

    Katja Tuomola | Product Safety Manager of Metsä Board, Finland

    • Metsä Board will share and highlight the complicated process of evaluating paperboard according to global food contact material regulations
    • How to create a safe food packaging lifecycle in the value chain starting from the raw materials (forest) to the final discarding of product (recycling)
    • Highlighted with a real life sample – a chocolate box
  4. Networking refreshment break

Session 7 - Non-harmonised food contact materials – inks, mineral oils, coating and adhesive

  1. Paper and board: harmonisation issues

    Heinz Traussnig | Director Product Safety and Compliance of Mayr-Melnhof Karton Gesellschaft m.b.H., Austria

    • Problems with not harmonised regulation

    • Examples

    • Mineral oil

    • Solutions like Foodboard™

  2. Advancement of the harmonisation activity of the P&B materials and articles

    Eugenio Cavallini | Technical Manager of CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries), Belgium

  3. Networking lunch

  4. Legislation of food contact materials in China - paper and paperboard

    Dr. Dan Li | Technical Supervisor of National reference laboratory for food contact material (Guangdong) of Guangdong Inspection and Quarantine Technical Center, China

  5. Influence of adhesives in the recyclability of paper and board

    Dr. Monika Toenniessen | Head of Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs – Europe of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany

    • Adhesives in the recycling process – challenges and solutions
    • Find the right adhesive for a safe recycling process
    • Adhesives support improved quality of recycled paper and board
  6. We heard it all and it is complex: let’s take a clean sheet of paper and make it simple! (how to practically comply

    Marcello Pezzi | Food Contact Manager - European Paper and Packaging of DS Smith Packaging Ltd

  7. Chairperson’s closing remarks

    Dr. Alistair Irvine | Business Manager UK Food Contact Compliance of Smithers Pira, UK

  8. End of conference