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Registration & Welcome Refreshments
FCApp - a modern way to innovate food contact regulation
  • Existing Food Contact regulation and its drawback
  • Shifting Focus from starting substances towards migrating substances
  • Proposal of a Food Contact Approval (FCApp) scheme to facilitate authorization of new substances migrating from FCM parallel to the existing system

Dr. Martin Klatt | Executive Specialist Regulatory Affairs, Head of Product Stewardship Dispersions and Resins Europe, BASF
FCM legislation - past, present and future, and the impact of CSS
  • Has intent matched reality over the last 30 years?
  • Potential pitfalls of implementing CSS in any revision of the framework regulation

Peter Oldring | Regulatory Affairs Manager - Europe, The Sherwin-Williams Company
PFAS in the EU and in the UK
On PFAS, the EU has embarked on its most ambitious restriction proposal under EU chemicals legislation. While this process is ongoing, other EU legislative initiatives seek to assess the need for emissions and other types of controls. In the UK, the authorities have so far issued consultative documents seeking to gather views on a potential risk-based approach.

This presentation will describe the ongoing initiatives, both in the EU and UK, and identify risks and opportunities for industry actors and other stakeholders.
Ruxandra Cana | Partner, Steptoe
Networking break
The revision of the legal framework for Food Contact Materials - a perspective from the printing ink industry
  • EuPIA's view on the current plans for the revision and what would be needed to create a functioning framework
  • A paradigm change - how the current ideas of the Commission differ from existing national legislation covering packaging inks
  • How does the revision fit to the EuPIA concepts and the position of the Packaging Ink joint Industry Task Force (PIJITF)
  • Update on national legal developments concerning packaging inks (Germany, Switzerland,...)

Dr. Christof Walter | Food Contact Manager, The European Printing Ink Association (EuPIA)
The Digital Product Passport (DPP) and what it means for the FCM industry
Latest UK food contact material legislation for plastics and paper
Progress on revision of EU rules on food contact materials
Speaker to be confirmed
Networking lunch
Bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials: history, current status and future possibilities
  • What are BPA and other bisphenols?
  • History of use in FCMs
  • Regulatory status
  • Analytical measurements in FCMs and foods/beverages
  • Future possibilities

Dr Malcolm Driffield | Managing Scientist, Chemical Regulation & Food Safety, Exponent International
Are all mineral oil contaminations critical? A new method to determine the toxicological risk of MOSH & MOAH in food contact materials
Mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) contaminations in food packaging are a potential health risk as they contain mutagenic & carcinogenic substances. As current methods cannot distinguish hazardous from harmless MOAH, OFI & TU Graz developed a method including a miniaturized Ames test to separate and analyze MOAH subfractions for mutagenicity
Elisa Mayrhofer | Project Manager & Scientist, Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry & Technology
The state of PFAS regulation in the USA
Navigating the growing number of state laws restricting the use of PFAS in food packaging presents one of the biggest challenges that suppliers and users of food packaging materials currently face.  It is critical to understand the specific language of each state law, including the definitions of “food packaging” that fall within the scope of the various laws, and to understand what constitutes “intentional” addition or introduction of PFAS into a food packaging material.  This presentation will provide an up-to-date overview of the dynamic landscape of PFAS legislation affecting food packaging in the United States, and will compare and contrast the provisions of the state laws that currently are in effect.
Joan Baughan | Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Networking break
Functional Barrier Consortium: the pathway of the Novel Technology under EU regulation
As with other technologies like partial depolymerisation, the use of recycled PET behind a functional barrier have been used for years. With the application of the new regulations the industry will work further to demonstrate the safety of the packaging produced using recycled PET behind a functional barrier. The Task Force promoted by PETCORE-EUROPE and EuPC are working to develop this "Novel Technology".
José Antonio Alarcon | Secretary of the Functional Barrier Consortium, CEO, IGBS, Petcore Europe
Kevin C. Kenny?
Chair's closing remarks and end of day one
Registration and Welcome Refreshments
Are extracts still an up-to-date method for analysing paper for food contact?
Papers and boards intended to be used in contact with food are extracted with water or solvents. The individual methods for this are sometimes quite old already. Hence there is growing demand to update the respective standards. In some cases, extraction has ceased to be a useful method: In case of multi-layer materials or materials behind barrier, the evaluation of the migration is more conclusive. Are extracts still suitable analysis methods or should we consider the standardization of new mthods for the evaluation of paper and board?
Dr. Ralph Derra | Managing Director, ISEGA GmbH
Smithers talk?
Networking break
Does having a private standard accreditation guarantee compliance with Commission Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006 on Good Manufacturing Practice?
We are all being told: "Our company holds a private standard vertification, so we comply with the GMP law". Or: "The requirements of this specific private standard go above and beyond the law". Can we honestly say if this is true or not? How many of us have systematically looked into it and can answer the question? How many of us fully understand the wide implications of such a short text of law? A thought-provoking discussion and a few possible answers to these and other questions.
Marcello Pezzi | Product Safety Director, DS Smith
Food Contact Materials: food industry perspective, focusing on equipment and working tools
Practical examples and real experiences from a food products manufacturer
Antonio Nespoli | Global Quality & Food Safety Director, Barilla Group
Food Contact Materials; food machinery manufacturer perspective
Networking lunch
Compostable packaging and the complexity of the composters landscape
Role of adhesives in sustainable packaging
FEICA activities to support recyclability of packaging materials - adhesives’ compatibility in the recycling process of packaging materials depends on various parameters such as the characteristic of the packaging material, the way of application, and the intended recycling process. FEICA has developed different guidance papers and is cooperating with various industry groups to ensure that the right wording and comparable approaches are applied, thus providing a level playing field for packaging adhesives under the consideration of sustainability.
Alexandra Ross | Chair of Technical Working Group “Paper and Packaging" / Product Regulatory Manager EIMEA, FEICA / H.B. Fuller Deutschland GmbH
Stora Enso?
Chair's closing remarks
End of conference

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