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Food Contact Master Class
Submitting Food-Contact Petitions in China: Pitfalls and Challenges
Led by Keller and Heckman LLP
  • Overview of Chinese Food Safety Law
  • Overview of Chinese Food-Contact Standards
  • Materials for Chinese Food-Contact Petitions
  • Petition Process
  • Case Study 
  • Advice
  • Q&A
Registration & Welcome
Registration Onsite
Opening remarks from the chair
Session 1: China Food Packaging System And GB Standards
Enforcement of safety standards for food contact materials and NIAS compliance in China
  • Enforcement of safety standards for food contact materials in China
  • Latest safety standard for Material (paper & board, multi-layers materials, wood articles)
  • NIAS compliance

Marco Zhong | Prof./Director, National Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Material (Guangdong), IQTC
Petitioning for FCM in China
  • Governing Agency: CFSA; Governing Rules: Management Rules for the Administrative Approval of New Varieties of Food Related Products
  • Required materials 
  • Filing process

Xiaolu Wang | Sr. Chemical Regulatory Compliance Consultant, Verisk 3E
Networking break
Session 2: Food Packaging Legislation in Other Asian
Change of Food Packaging Regulations in Japan
The positive list style regulation for food utensils, containers and packaging began in June, 2020 in Japan. Synthetic resins are the target of this regulation at first. This presentation will explain this regulation referring documents which Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has provided and updates of the latest PL notification as well as the notice of enforcement.
Even before the enforcement of this regulation, Japanese trade group including JHOSPA performed self-restriction style management in this area. This presentation will show that this self-restriction style management is still effective to the observance of this legal regulation and introduce following two approaches by the industry.
  • to ensure the legal compliance of the member company
  • to expand the target materials.

Mitsuhiko Shigekura | Executive Director , JHOSPA
Food packaging legislation in Korea, India and Taiwai
  • Legislation – Food Sanitation Act
  • Mandatory Standards – Standards and Specifications for Food Utensils, Containers and Packages 
  • “Letter of Advice” issued by MFDS to confirm the use of certain additives in FCMs
  • Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006
  • Indian standards – Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) standards for plastics
  • Latest developments - India’s New Food Packaging Regulations became effective on July 1, 2019
  • Were any of Europe’s comments on the India draft regulation acted upon
  • Responsible Authorities
  • Standards and Requirements

Yini Jin | Regulatory Technical Engineer , REACH24H Consulting Group China
Networking lunch
ASEAN regulations on food contact materials
  • Thailand: considers allowing recycled food-contact plastic (which could have a knock-on effect for packaging materials get exported from Thailand)
  • Indonesia: new draft FCM regulation which will enter into force on July 29, 2020
  • Malaysia
  • The Philippines
  • Vietnam
  • Singapore

Henky Wibawa | Executive Director, Indonesia Packaging Federation
Session 3: Global Food Contact Regulatory Landscape, In Addition To Asia Region
Food contact regulatory landscape: Europe
This session will share the update on FCM regulatory situation in Europe, trends in compliance and how it would impact on development of food contact materials and food contact applications.
Dr Alistair Irvine | Senior Manager, Food Contact Testing, Smithers
Food contact materials to US market – US FCM programs and regulations
The presentation will introduce fundamental approaches and strategies for food contact materials and food additives entering the US market. The regulatory risk assessments and processes in different options for premarket safety review of food contact materials in the US will be discussed and compared. The US food contact regulation will focus on the FDA regulation and approach to the safety assessment of food contact materials, the Food Contact Notification (FCN) program. It will also give a brief overview of other options and risk assessment requirements for marketing food contact materials in the US.
Yan Gu | Toxicology Specialist , Steptoe & Johnson LLP
FCM and circular economy: recent regulatory development in China, the EU, and U.S
This presentation will provide valuable insights regarding the legal framework on food contact material in plastic, in particular the single used plastic products including straws, plastic tableware and plastic food packaging. It focuses on recent regulatory developments in China, the European Union, and the United States of America, in the context of circular economy and sustainability. It aims to help food contact material manufacturers, suppliers, and users to have better understanding of their obligations under the law.
China and the EU take similar approaches to impose restrictions on single use plastic. The US, however, still does not have any restriction on single used plastics at the federal level. At the State level, California enacted sustainable packaging for the State of California Act and became the first State in the U.S. to tackle single use plastics.
Amy Chen | Regulatory Consultant , Compliance & Risks
Networking break
Session 4: Considerations of Food Contact Compliance
Declaration of compliance
  • How to prepare declaration of compliance
  • Customer assurance obligations.

David J. Ettinger | Managing Partner, Shanghai Office , Keller and Heckman
Chair’s closing remarks
Registration & Welcome
Registration Onsite
Opening remarks from the chair
Session 5: Sustainability And Safety in Food Contact Packaging And Materials
Safety & compliance of packaging across the APAC region
Hear from a global food brand owner on their requirements on FCM throughout the supply chain. And their approach of securing food contact compliance and safety.
Sylvain Rannou | Packaging Quality, Safety & Compliance Senior Specialist, NPTC Dairy, Nestle
Case study on sustainability in FCM from a food service e-tailer
Development of e-commerce boosts the realm of food service e-tailers. This session will share the approach of a food service e-tailer on sustainability and their work to improve the food contact material safety.
Miao Hong | Senior Food Safety Expert, Ali Local Living Service Company
Networking break
Polymer recycling
Polymer recycling: recycling of post-consumer plastics for food contact application, especially PET, is a reality in Europe as well as North America. This business is still in its infancy in Asia, where critical steps as the qualification of input materials represent a problem. The legislation in the Asian Countries is not developed like in other jurisdictions, but the business is evolving fast, and it may be worth discussing up to which extent the regulatory approach may evolve in particular to provide concrete answer to the sustainability of food contact plastics. 
Dr Dario Dainelli | Owner & Managing Director , Dario Dainelli-Policy & Regulatory Affairs
Session 6: Case Studies of FCM in Different Applications on Compliance/Sustainability
Food safety, compliance and sustainability of paper food contact packaging
A converter of paper/board packaging for food contact will share a case study of their products used in food contact application. Their approach of more sustainable food contact packaging.
Linda Zhu | Senior Manager, Quality Systems and Compliance , HAVI
Case study of food contact packaging in plastics
Plastics play a huge role on food contact packaging; this session will be given by a converter of plastics packaging.
Bonnie Zhang | Regulatory Affairs Manager , Sealed Air
Material food contact safety and good manufacturing practices - kitchen appliances
-    Kitchen appliance and how it involves in our daily life
-    Why the food contact safety is important for the industry
-    What materials should be focused
-    How can we detect the risk
-    What we can do to minimize the risk
-    Our GMP
-    How we success in reducing the risk
Sven Wu | Quality Assurance Materials Engineer, De’Longhi Group
Networking lunch
Panel: Challenges and difficulties facing food contact compliance - perspectives across the value chain.
Moderator: Li Dan, Researcher, IQTC​
Panelists: Bonnie Zhang, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Sealed Air
                  Yuan Jiaqi, Asia Product Stewardship Leader, DOW
                  Wen-Gie Siew, Regional PS&RA Manager – Asia Pacific, Henkel    
                  Svan Wu, Quality Assurance Materials Engineer, DeLonghi
Novel materials for food contact application
This session will share an introduction of novel materials for food contact application, which is used to replace conventional FCM for the purpose of safety/sustainability.
Jia-Qi Yuan | Asia Product Stewardship Leader, Packaging and Specialty Plastics, Dow Chemical
Risk assessment & control of food package concerned adhesive
-    Why adhesive is important to food contact materials
-    What substance should be monitored and supervised
-    Henkel practice and recommended control points
-    How to review Declaration of Compliance - DoC
Wen-Gie Siew | Regional PS&RA Manager – Asia Pacific, Henkel
Networking break
Session 7: Technical Consideration in Food Contact Materials
Case studies on compliance of labels for food contact packaging
Labels matter in food contact packaging. Consumers are more and more aware about food safety topics. They read labels, they care where the package comes from and how it interacts with the food.  Leading in sustainability, UPM Raflatac have taken the challenge and brought food safety to the next level. Now is your chance to take the next step.

The session will cover below topics: 
- Food contact labelling overview
- Legislation & food safety in APAC 
- Case studies: Choosing food safe label material
- Sustainability in action
Yang Rui | Product Development Manager, Paper Laminates APAC, UPM Raflatac
Technical considerations in food contact safety – toxicology and safety assessment
• Toxicology requirement under different food contact regulation scheme, covering region of EU, US, China and Japan
• Risk assessment method and procedure under food contact regulation
• risk assessment of NIAS, an example
Crystal Liu | Regulatory Specialist, Intertek
Chair’s closing remarks

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