Do you understand the compliance requirements for global food contact materials?

Food contact regulatory requirements around the world are complex with different regions requiring their own notifications (US, EU, China, So. America, etc) for new food contact substances as well as compliance specifications for food contact materials. These regulations are designed to ensure the safe use of packaging and other materials or surfaces that come into contact with food during production and processing, and are also known as food contact materials.

This webinar series will provide guidance on the EU compliance requirements for plastic food contact materials, coatings and paper and board food contact materials and substances. We shall provide an introduction to the compliance requirements in China, the US (FDA), emerging markets and the risk assessment process required to achieve compliance. 


Across the supply chain different challenges are experienced and we shall provide guidance on the compliance throughout the supply chain, requirements for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), FDA dispensing machine compliance and the regulations and migration studies required to ensure that inks and colorants are safe. As a hot topic, we shall provide guidance on the best approach to obtain FDA NO Objection Letter (NOL) for recycle plastics and the recycle impact on lifecycle analysis. Lastly we will provide a detailed look at the definition and test programs for non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) under EU Regulation 10/2011 and the impact that EU NIAS Regulations have had on the US FDA Final Articles Indirect Food Additives Compliance. 

 

This webinar will provide guidance on the EU10/2011 for plastic food contact materials, including the 6th and 7th amendment.

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This webinar will provide guidance on the role of supply chain management in food contact regulatory compliance of raw materials and products used in food contact applications.

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This webinar will provide guidance on the role of supply chain management in food contact regulatory compliance of raw materials and products used in food contact applications.

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This on-demand webinar will offer a comprehensive overview of the regulatory requirements for utilizing recycled materials including plastics and paperboard in food contact applications and the best approach to obtain regulatory clearance for market entry and the impact of utilizing recycled materials on the life cycle analysis of a product.

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Dispensing machines, with its multitude of parts such as o-rings, clamps and tubing along with the potentially different temperature and food conditions for these various parts, can present issues in ensuring FDA compliance for the dispenser in its entirety. Much like any product used as a food contact application, the dispenser, in its entirety, must satisfy various regulatory requirements to ensure it is FDA compliant. This webinar will review the best approach to ensuring FDA compliance of an intricate dispensing machine.

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This webinar explores the global regulatory requirements for inks and colorants designed to be used in food packaging, as well as, the changes anticipated to impact this industry in the near future. In addition, when it comes to migration testing, analytical experience and knowledge of the Food Contact legislation is required. Intertek expert Nick Jermstad discusses migration testing requirements for inks on food packaging materials in order to ensure product safety and regulatory compliance during this session.

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Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 10am EST, 3pm GMT, 4pm CET

The transfer of chemical contaminants from food contact materials into food is called migration. When determining the safety of substances that have shown the ability to migrate from food packaging into food, a risk assessment must be completed. This webinar will explain the differences in Estimated Daily Intake values and Acceptable Daily Intake values. Based on these values we will discuss how safety can be substantiated or how further studies may be recommended. We will also explore toxicological study requirements as required by FDA.

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Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | 10am EST, 3pm GMT, 4pm CET

In November 2016, more than 50 new Chinese GB standards for food contact materials have been published. In this October (2017), all the new GB standards will come into force. This webinar will give introduction on these new standards and present a overview on how to be compliant in the near future in China.

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Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018| 10am EST, 3pm GMT, 4pm CET

Legislation on paper and paperboard for food contact materials is not harmonized within the European Union. This webinar will provide an overview of the applicable national legislation and available guidance from the industry.

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Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | 10am EST, 3pm GMT, 4pm CET

Legislation on coating for food contact materials is not harmonized within the European Union. This webinar will provide an overview of the applicable national legislation.

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Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 10am EST, 3pm GMT, 4pm CET

This webinar will provide insight the actions to comply with the provisions of EU GMP Regulation 2023/2006. Since the regulation itself is only 4 pages, the lecture is emphasizing on those details which are shown by corresponding guidance documents and practical experiences.

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Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | 10am EST, 3pm GMT, 4pm CET

Non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) represent a major issue for the food packaging industry. NIAS are chemical compounds that are present in a plastic food contact material (FCM) but have not been added for a technical purpose during production. They include break-down products of food contact materials, impurities of starting materials, unwanted side-products and various contaminants from recycling processes. Potential health risks associated with NIAS should be assessed as a requirement of the European Food Contact Regulation 10/2011 however this can be a challenging process.

This webinar covers the key elements of the regulations and will also address major challenges such as identification and quantification of NIAS, applying the correct procedures to identify unknown substances and what steps should be covered in a toxicology risk assessment in order to assess potential health risk associated with the final material or article in accordance with internationally recognised scientific principles.

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