See below for what was presented and discussed at the 2019 Global Food Contact.
Non-Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS) are chemical compounds that are present in food contact material but have not been added for a technical reason during the production process. Managing and dealing with NIAS is a huge challenge for many.
Speakers include Dr Dennis J. M. Snelders, Triskelion, Ioan Paraschiv, Knoell Consult, Dr Christian Kirchnawy and Professor Alejandro Ariosti
The goal of the workshop is to address the following:
13:15 Introduction to the workshop and speakers by the chairperson (Alejandro)
13:20 Introduction to some of the challenges industry face in regards to NIAS (Ioan)
13:30 Presentation by Dennis: Risk assessment of NIAS: putting the ILSI guidance into practice
14:00 Q&A time- all speakers to discuss the following question: What about those substances which are not assessed by EFSA? i.e. NIAS breakdown and reaction products, there is no positive list - how to manage this?
14:45 Presentation by Christian: Application of in-vitro bioassays in the safety evaluation of unidentified NIAS
15:15 Presentation by Ioan: Industry has toxicological data via REACh and derive own safety limits
15:45 -16:00 Summary Comments from all speakers and chairperson and end of workshop
Dr. Alistair Irvine | Manager, Food Contact Compliance of Smithers Pira
Dr Bernard Hegarty | Director of Enforcement Policy of Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Charlotte Bedford | Regulatory Affairs Manager of Ball Packaging Europe
Peter Oldring | Regulatory Regulatory Affairs Manager - Manager of Sherwin Williams (Ex Valspar)
Eugenio Cavallini | Technical Manager of CEPI, Belgium
Speakers include: Peter Oldring, Regulatory Affairs Manager (Europe), Sherwin Williams, Ioan Paraschiv, Knoell Consult and Charlotte Bedford, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Ball Packaging Europe
Industry experts will discuss the question, what could a new food regulation in Europe look like.
Sharon Koh-Fallet | Consumer Safety Officer, in the Office of Food Additive Safety/Division of Food Contact Notification of U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) regulates food additives under the authority of the 1958 Food Additives Amendment to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and the 1997 amendment known as the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act (FDAMA). FDAMA both defined a food contact substance and provided for the Agency’s Food Contact Substance Notification Program. All food contact substances require premarket approval based on their intended use. FDA has historically considered exposure from printing inks on food packaging to be minimal and has not required premarket approval for printing inks. However, with the recent studies showing migration of printing ink components into food, regulatory bodies across the world are facing new challenges on how to regulate printing inks. This presentation will give an overview of the U.S. FDA’s current regulatory framework for food contact materials and will discuss some of the scientific and regulatory questions surrounding printing inks on food packaging
Ioan Paraschiv | Regulatory Affairs Manager – REACH & Food Contact Materials of Knoell NL B.V.
Pavlina Chopova-Leprêtre | Associate of Mayer Brown
This session will be hosted by: Pavlina Chopova-Leprêtre, Associate Mayer Brown Europe-Brussels LLP
John Van bruschem | Product Regulatory Compliance Specialist of Avery Dennison
Regulatory standards are changing over time and require companies to invest in keeping their information from suppliers up to date. A system that both collects the information and provides statements of compliance at the front end, automates our way of working. Avery Dennison, has developed a tool that is used globally to connect data from suppliers with regulatory compliance. Our next step has been to introduce food contact information into this tool and allow for an easy stream of information to our customers. This makes for an easy to do business with environment and is the next step in transparency in the supply chain.
Hosted by: John van Bruchem, MSc. Product Regulatory Compliance Specialist, Avery Dennison
Katja Tuomola | Business Development Director of Metsä Board
This will be an engaging and interactive session, to encourage networking and informal discussion between participants.
Xiaolu Wang | Regulatory Research Analyst - Asia Pacific of Verisk 3E
Ruud Overbeek | Chief, Business Development & Strategy of Decernis
Monika Rawat | Lead Regulatory Affairs of Zydus Wellness Limited
Professor Alejandro Ariosti | Materials for Sanitary Applications - Technical Assistance of National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) - Plastics Centre, Argentina
Henrik Jungclas | Project Manager of Decernis
Nanosilver is a wide-spectrum antimicrobial: It can be used to prevent food spoilage and food poisoning related to food contact material
Risk assessment and characterisation for silver nanoparticles are available
Regulatory framework: both EU BPR and PIM (EU 10/2011) apply
High bureaucratic burden for SME in the EU
Application for approval as biocidal substance and food contact material was submitted by RAS AG – updates on the approval process and status
Caroline Locre | Project Engineer – Functional Products & Surfaces – Food Contact of Centre Technique Du Papier
Piedad Curiel, Laboratory Manager, Repsol
MOSH-MOAH determination in polyolefin samples and HVTR test for barrier materials
Sonia Huertas Senior Scientist , Repsol & Piedad Curiel Laboratory Manager, Repsol, Spain