Intertek discusses risk assessment of food substances in contact with infant formula and/or human milk at PLASTICS Food Packaging Conference
26 May 2022
Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, is proud to be an exhibitor, presenter, and sponsor at PLASTICS’ Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Packaging Materials Committee’s (FDCPMC’s) 2022 Spring Food Packaging Conference from June 7 to 9 in Baltimore, MD.
From birth to about six months, infants are typically fed only human milk and/or infant formula. For a number of reasons, infants can be more susceptible to the possible health effects of chemical substances that may be released from the packaging. On May 9, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted a notice to the Federal Register announcing the availability of the guidance for industry entitled Preparation of food contact notifications for food contact substances in contact with human formula and/or human milk. The guidance outlines the Agency's current thinking on how to prepare a food contact notification submission to support the review and evaluation of the safety of food contact substances used in contact with infant formula and/or human milk.
Intertek Assuris expert, Guillaume Letellier, Senior Manager, Toxicology, will present on "Risk Assessment of Food Substances in Contact with Infant Formula and/or Human Milk" on June 8th from 1:30 PM - 2:10 PM EDT. His presentation will review the key changes from the ‘regular’ FDA guidance such as the normalized exposure-based testing tiers and outline the minimum testing recommendations and modified protocols. In addition, Guillaume will discuss the age dependent cancer risk analysis of carcinogenic constituents and provide useful examples.
Registrants are encouraged to stop by at the Intertek booth to discuss their company's specific requirements. We provide comprehensive industry leading packaging solutions through our Assurance, Testing, Inspection, and Certification services to industries ranging from food contact, polymers & plastics, industrial & consumer products, cosmetics, medical, agricultural, pharmaceutical, and more.
This year's Food Packaging Conference will provide attendees with the latest updates from industry leaders, scientists, and regulatory officials on topics such as microplastics, nitrosamines, areas of focus for the U.S. FDA, and on international regulatory initiatives.
To register for the event, please visit: https://events.plasticsindustry.org/springfoodpackaging/home.
To learn more about the regulatory and scientific consultancy services offered by our experts and within the larger Intertek organization, please visit: https://www.intertek.com/assuris/food-contact/.
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