International Akademie Fresenius FCM Online Training "EU Food Contact Legislation"

4 May 2021, Online Training | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH

International Akademie Fresenius FCM Online Training "EU Food Contact Legislation"

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Overview

This 1-day online live training will explain how food contact materials are regulated in the EU. It will cover a wide range of topics, from the fundamentals of EU food contact materials (FCM) legislation – notably providing guidance on establishing compliance with EU requirements – to the latest developments in the EU, such as the EU's re-evaluation of FCM legislation.  This training will also detail what you need to know on the applicability of the REACH and biocidal products legislation to FCMs.

Highlights

  • Fundamentals of the regulation of food contact materials in the EU
  • The regulation of non-harmonised materials in the EU
  • Mutual recognition to support the free movement in non-harmonised sectors
  • Technical Guidance for demonstrating compliance in the EU
  • REACH, the Biocidal Products Regulation and other EU requirements of relevance to food contact materials
  • Update on evaluation of the EU food contact legislation
  • New EU chemicals strategy for sustainability and its potential impact
  • EU implementation of the Single-Use Plastics Directive
  • Brexit and the challenges for food contact business operators
  • The Transparency Regulation

Who should attend this training?

Regulatory, scientific and legal professionals throughout the food packaging supply chain, dealing with the latest food packaging law developments in Europe

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Programme

PLEASE NOTE: The indicated times refer to Central European Summer Time CEST. 

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Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Morning Session 9:45 – 12:00 CEST

Welcome address by Akademie Fresenius and introduction of the Trainers

10:00 Fundamentals of the regulation of food contact materials in the EU

  • Framework Regulation
  • GMP Regulation
  • Plastics Regulation
  • The Recycled Plastics Regulation

Rachida Semail, Keller and Heckman, Belgium

10:45 Short break

10:50 The regulation of non-harmonised materials in the EU

  • Paper
  • Coatings
  • Adhesives
  • Printing inks

Hazel O’Keeffe, Keller and Heckman, Belgium

11:35 Short break

11:40 Mutual recognition to support the free movement in non-harmonised sectors

  • Introduction to the mutual recognition principle
  • The mutual recognition regulation
  • Mutual recognition and national pre-market approvals

Rachida Semail, Keller and Heckman, Belgium

12:00 Lunch break

Afternoon Session 13:00 – 16:00 CEST

13:00 Technical Guidance for demonstrating compliance in the EU

  • Testing requirements for plastics and other FCM
  • Toxicity considerations
  • Risk assessments of impurities, reaction products and oligomers

Tjoena Siere, Keller and Heckman, Belgium

13:45 Short break

13:50 REACH, the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) and other EU requirements of relevance to food contact materials (Part 1-3)

Part 1: REACH obligations relevant to the manufacturers of FCM

  • REACH Registration of starting materials: refresher on the core obligations, distinction between substance/mixture and article, update on upcoming registration of polymers
  • REACH restrictions relevant to FCM, including restriction proposals under preparation (e.g. BPA, PFAS); POPs restrictions
  • UK REACH

Part 2: The BPR and FCM

  • Food packaging treated with biocidal products
  • Regulatory status of masterbatches
  • Requirements for placing on the market of treated articles and biocidal products.

Part 3: General harmonized framework for machinery

  • Outline of harmonized Directives (machinery, low voltage, EMC etc.)
  • Principles of conformity assessment, applicability of standards
  • Waste legislation (RoHS, WEEE)

Ales Bartl, Keller and Heckman, Belgium

14:35 Short break

14:40 Topics “In the News”

  • Update on evaluation of the EU food contact legislation
  • New EU chemicals strategy for sustainability and its potential impact
  • EU implementation of the Single-Use Plastics Directive
  • Brexit and the challenges for food contact business operators
  • The Transparency Regulation

Rachida Semail and Hazel O’Keeffe, Keller and Heckman, Belgium

15:20 Questions and answers

16:00 End of the Online Training

Speakers

Name

Company

Bartl

Ales Bartl

Keller and Heckman, Belgium

Ales Bartl has a PhD in Law and is an EU Regulatory Associate at Keller and Heckman in Brussels. He joined the law firm in 2020 and has been practicing EU product regulatory law for almost 10 years. He advises clients on regulatory compliance and represents clients before EU and national competent authorities on compliance and enforcement issues, including product withdrawals. Among others, he works on REACH, CLP, biocidal legislation, food law, cosmetics, electronic products and product and food safety.

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O'Keeffe

Hazel O'Keeffe

Keller and Heckman, Belgium

Hazel O’Keeffe is qualified as a solicitor (attorney) in Ireland, as well as in England and Wales. She is a Partner in Keller and Heckman’s Brussels office. She joined the law firm in 2007 and previously worked for two international law firms in Brussels in the regulatory field, and she also completed an internship at the European Commission. Her practice focuses on the regulation of food contact materials in the EU. She assists clients in establishing a suitable status for all types of food contact materials (notably, plastics, paper and paperboard, printing inks, coatings, adhesives, silicones and rubber) at both EU and Member State level. She also advises on the requirements applicable to biocidal products, materials in contact with drinking water, packaging waste, medicinal products and cosmetics in the EU.

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Semail

Rachida Semail

Keller and Heckman, Belgium

Rachida Semail is affiliated with the Paris bar and is a Food Packaging Attorney at Keller and Heckman in the Brussels office. She joined Keller and Heckman in 1997 and assists clients with food packaging matters, covering a broad spectrum of regulatory matters from establishing a suitable status of food contact materials, be it plastics or other types of materials, such as coatings, adhesives or printing inks, to advising on mutual recognition in those non-harmonized areas and where needed on liability and product recalls. Thanks to also her food law expertise, she is very well positioned to advise on obtaining enzymes, flavorings, and food additive clearances of particular relevance to active packaging. Rachida is also well-versed in other regulatory matters relating to the Biocidal Products Regulation, the Drinking Water Directive and national certification schemes as well as the medicinal products and cosmetics legislation.

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Siere

Tjoena Siere

Keller and Heckman, Belgium

Tjoena Siere is an Analytical Chemist and a Staff Scientist at Keller and Heckman’s Brussels office. She joined the law firm in 2019 and previously worked for TNO for 26 years focusing on food packaging and was a Partner in a consultancy firm where she focused on the preparation and submission of dossiers to EFSA, FDA or national authorities for the authorisation of new substances in food contact materials. At Keller and Heckman she provides technical guidance to the firm’s attorneys in the regulatory compliance of substances used in food contact materials.

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Venue

Online Training | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH
This training is going to be held online.
Your Hotline for technical questions:
Phone: +49 231 75896-50
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www.akademie-fresenius.de

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 395.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • Participation in the Online Training
  • Training documentation (available after the training via download from our website)
  • Certificate of attendance

Group reductions

For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15 % discount from the third participant onwards (it doesn’t apply for representatives of an authority or a public university).


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