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Pre-Conference Workshop
How to conduct safety assessment on FCM
  • Assessing migration – 100% calculations and diffusion modeling
  • Migration testing
  • Conversion of migration to dietary exposures
  • Toxicology approaches

Led by     David Ettinger, Managing Partner, Keller and Heckman
                Eric Gu, Associate, Keller and Heckman
                Chen Hu, Staff Scientist, Keller and Heckman
Q&A session
End of the workshop
Session 1: Regulatory update and interpretation in APAC and above
How Thailand Shapes the Country's Path on Sustainable Packaging and the Regulations Behind It
In Thailand the Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Ministry of Public Health (MOH) is designated as the national authority for the safety of food packaging and the Thai Industrial Standard Institute’s (TISI), Ministry of Industry is responsible to develop various standards including the standard for food contact materials. Food contact materials standard covers both technical quality and safety of product. Moreover, the Department of Pollution Control has set up a road map for the management of plastic waste during 2018-2030. The targets of this road map to reduce plastic waste are 1) use recycled plastic 100% and 2) TISI is to develop 2 mandatory biodegradable plastics standards.
The presentation will provide the information about the revision of Notification No. 295 of Food Act (1979), which prohibits the use of recycled plastic for food packaging, to allow the use of only recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Moreover, the new Notification to regulate recycled PET, which is due to be completed in June 2022, will be described as well as   TISI's plan to change 2 voluntary biodegradable plastics standards for food packaging to mandatory standards, respectively.
Sumalee Tangpitayakul | Advisor, Thai Packaging Association
Food Contact New Standard in Indonesia
  • Legislation updates in Indonesia
  • Sustainable food packaging
  • HALAL statement and its impact

Henky Wibawa | Executive Director, Indonesia Packaging Federation
Global Food contact notifications of polymeric materials
Networking tea break
Session 2: Hearing from the end users: challenges and opportunities
Sustainability, compliance and food safety: how to develop safe sustainable solutions of packaging materials?
  • recycled plastics for food contact materials
  • environmental labelling.
  • an industry perspective

Sylvain Rannou | Regional Manager, Food Contact Regulatory Compliance AP, PPG
Lunch break
Session 3: Hearing from FCM value chain: driving sustainable and safe food packaging
Coatings for Food Contact Packaging
  • PPG general introduction
  • Recommendation to metal packaging industry
    • Manage change
    • Enhance risk assessment
  • Safety evaluation on metal packaging coating in China
    • Current industry practice
    • Suggestions on Safety Control of metal packaging Coating

Shengnan Li | FCM Regulatory Manager, PPG Packaging Coatings AP
Adhesives for Food Contact Packaging
There is an increasing demand for safe, secure, and sustainable packaging driven by heightened awareness on food safety and health. Rising food safety regulatory requirements are influencing food safe packaging development, design, and materials in use.  In addition to that, globalization of food networks further emphasizes the need for transparency and traceability along the food and packaging value chain.
Adhesives used in food packaging are often called “the forgotten layer” as they have been perceived as a relatively small piece in the total packaging compared to inks, boards and foils that have been more under the public eye for meeting safety standards in food packaging.  While there are many different and not harmonized regulatory requirements for such materials globally, and hence part and parcel of ensuring food safe packaging.
At Henkel, we are aware of the necessity of adhesive solutions for food safe packaging and have made this our guiding principle.  We take a closer look at adhesive-related aspects of food packaging and invite collaborators along the food packaging value chain from raw material suppliers, product development, safety & compliance assessment, manufacturing, quality assurance, distribution…etc, to an open dialogue striving to constantly improve safety and sustainability of packaging for the industry.
Wen-Gie Siew | Regional PS&RA Manager – Asia Pacific, Henkel
German Ink Ordinance – consequences for conformity of printed FCMs
On 7th December 2021, the so-called German "Printing Ink Ordinance" was published in the Federal Bulletin and came into force on 1st January 2022. However, this does not mean, that the provisions of this ordinance will automatically apply from this date. A general transition period of four years until 1st January 2026 was granted until the legal provisions will apply on the market. This implies, that for the time being inks and lacquers for food contact materials remain legally compliant under the current provisions which are presented as well as the future provisions which are finally compared the legal requirements of the Swiss Ordinance.
Dr. Evert Delbanco | Food Safety + Toxicology, EuPIA
Networking tea break
Fiber-based packaging for food contact
Stora Enso is a global producer of various packaging materials. A remarkable share of Stora Enso’s products end up to different food contact applications. Food and consumer safety are important to Stora Enso’s Packaging Materials division, who is also a member of global food brand-owners’ value chain.
Food and consumer safety are ensured by choosing safe and approved raw materials, by doing in-house testing, and also commissioning compliance testing at external and professional testing laboratories.
All our packaging materials are safely recyclable. Recycling rate and collection schemes depend on the local conditions.
Päivi Harju-Eloranta | Director, Product Stewardship, Stora Enso Oy
End of Day One
Session 4: Food Contact Regulatory update in North America
Canadian Food Packaging Regulations and Assessment Process
  • Regulatory Landscape for Food Packaging materials
  • Overview of Submission Process and Letters of No Objection (LONO)
  • Update on the Direction of Canada’s Regulation of Food Contact Materials           

Khadejeh Ziabasharhagh | Scientific Evaluator, Health Canada
Basics of FDA Food-Contact Regulations
  • Statutory background
  • Evaluation: Information needed
  • Subject of current clearance
  • Exemptions
  • Mechanisms to obtain FDA clearance

Kathryn C. Skaggs | Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP
Networking tea break
Session 5: Testing and Studies for Food Contact Materials
Application of non-targeted high-throughput detection technology in food contact material safety compliance management
  • Overview of non-targeted high-throughput testing techniques
  • Technical inspection of declarations of conformity in the supply chain
  • Screening of raw and auxiliary materials in product development and innovation
  • Product food safety grade evaluation and supplier management
  • Unknown matter analysis

Guiqin Shang | Professor/ Director, Nanjing Customs Testing Center for Dangerous Goods and Packaging
Lunch break
Panel discussion: Complying to the ever-changing Food Contact compliance
  • Global FCM legislative framework: similarities and differences
  • Existing proposals related to FCM regulations
  • Intended changes of FCM regulation in main markets
Yuan Jiaqi, Asia Product Stewardship Leader, Dow
Bonnie Zhang, PhD, CST, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Sealed Air
Rainbow Zhang, PhD, CST Certified Toxicologist, Intertek
And more….
Session 6: Global development on sustainability in Food Contact Packaging
European Developments on recycled plastics in food contact.
  • The existing EU legislation on recycled plastics
  • The EU approach to the authorisation of recycled plastics – ‘The Challenge Test’.
  • The challenge of polyolefins
  • The proposed new EU Regulation on recycling
  • How PFAS is handled in Europe

Dr. Alistair Irvine | Principal Technical Specialist, Food Contact Testing, Material Science and Engineering, Smithers
Networking break
Promoting circular plastics in the Asian Countries
  • Recycling vs. Reuse: finding the best fit
  • Requisites for recycled plastics in food contact (PET and non-PET)
  • Are recycled plastics less safe than virgin plastics?

Dr Dario Dainelli | Owner & Managing Director , Dario Dainelli-Policy & Regulatory Affairs
FDA Requirements for Recycled Plastics
  • Regulatory framework
  • FDA guidance on recycled plastics
  • Overview of “No Objection” Letter
  • NOL process
       Eric Gu, Senior Regulatory Counselor, Keller and Heckman
       Chen Hu, Staff Scientist, Keller and Heckman
End of the conference