Intertek Conducts Two-Day Food Contact Materials and Articles Seminar: National & International Regulations and Food Safety

October 03, 2019

Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, will be conducting a two-day Food Contact Materials and Articles Seminar taking place in Istanbul, Turkey from October 10-11, 2019.  

As the potential migration of chemical substances from food contact materials, or articles, into food, can pose a consumer health threat, it is essential to mitigate the associated risks. While ensuring the safe use of materials and articles in contact with food, it is also important to be aware of the requirements for market entry. Stakeholders engaged in the production and trade of food contact materials and articles need to be up-to-date with the national and international regulations for export processes to ensure compliance with the relevant country legislations. This two-day seminar will discuss the latest developments in food contact regulations, provide attendees with product safety and compliance strategies, and our experts will shed some light on new trends and approaches to sustainable practices.
 
Intertek's Health, Environmental & Regulatory Services (HERS) experts will share their knowledge and expertise in the following sessions:
Oct 10, 2019 | Turkish & European RegulationsOct 11, 2019 | Sustainability Applications and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulations
09:15 - Intertek Your Total Solution Partner
Presenter: Cigdem Kalin Vatansever, Intertek Turkey Food Laboratory Manager
09:00 - Intertek Sustainability Solutions
Presenter: Yeliz Hacıhaliloglu, Intertek Turkey Sustainability Solutions
  • Zero Waste to Landfill
  • Management Systems
  • Carbon Footprint – Water Footprint– Product Life Cycle
  • Social Sustainability
09:30 - Intertek Regulatory Services
Presenter: Gulcan Erkaya, Intertek Turkey Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist
09:20 - Renovations from Nature to Table
Presenter: Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu (ITU Academic Member and President of Sustainable Production and Consumption Association)
10:00 - Food Contact Regulation in Turkey
Presenter: Fatma Haskan Arman, Intertek Turkey Food Laboratory Asst. Manager
FDA Food Contact Materials and Articles Regulations Section- I:
Presenter: Huqiu Zhang, Ph.D VP, Chemical Management, Intertek US

09:40 - Specific demands in regards of import / export

10:10 - General introduction into FDA food contact regulations and “Way of work”, including US versus Europe
10:30 - The European Framework Regulation (EC) 1935/2004
Presenter: Sarah Saminadin Peter, Director, Food Contact EMEA, Intertek HERS
FDA Food Contact Materials and Articles Regulations Section- II:
Presenter: Huqiu Zhang, Ph.D VP, Chemical Management, Intertek US

11:00 - The US Food Contact Notification process (FCN) and compliance process (Food Contact Testing Requirements and Strategies)

11:50 - US California Prop 65 and compliance
Food Contact Regulation Requirements in European Union Section-I:
Presenter: Sarah Peter, Director, Food Contact EMEA, Intertek HERS

11:20 - Developments in the EU-Plastics Regulation legislation 10/2011

12:00 - Requirements of the European GMP Regulation 2023/2006/EC
Comparison of Global Regulations:
Presenter: Huqiu Zhang, Ph.D VP, Chemical Management, Intertek US

13:30 - China Food Contact Regulation Introduction and compliance process

14:30 - Comparison of US, EU and China Food Contact Regulations
Food Contact Regulation Requirements in European Union/ Section-II:
Presenter: Sarah Peter, Director, Food Contact EMEA, Intertek HERS

13:30 - A company’s obligation - Declaration of Compliance 

14:00 - How to choose your appropriate food contact testing program - migration testing, simulants, applications and more

14:45 - Regulations and guidelines for non-plastics food contact materials, part I -
  • Paper/Board
  • Inks
15:10 - Regulations and guidelines for non-plastics food contact materials, part II -
  • Rubber/Silicones
  • Metals
Block FDA food contact in practice, guided by team
Presenter: Huqiu Zhang, Ph.D VP, Chemical Management, Intertek US

15:45 - Case studies
Block European food contact in practice, guided by experts
Presenter: Sarah Peter, Director, Food Contact EMEA, Intertek HERS

15:45 Case studies
 

The language of the seminar will be delivered in both Turkish and English. Simultaneous translation will be available in the hall.
 
To register for the seminar, please contact: gulcan.erkaya@intertek.com
 
To learn more about our food contact services within the larger Intertek organization, please visit: intertek.com/regulatory/food-contact/ 
 
 

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For Media Information:

Tracy Veale
Global Marketing Manager
T: +1 905 542 2900
E: tracy.veale@intertek.com

 

For Technical Information:

Sarah Saminadin Peter
Manager, Strategic Development, Food Contact EMEA 
T: +49 711 27311 257
E: sarah.speter@intertek.com

Huqiu Zhang
VP, Chemical Management, U.S.
T: +1 847 439 5667
E: huqiu.zhang@intertek.com