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SGS has announced it will host a free webinar ‘Food Contact Materials – Understanding EU Requirements’ on March 19, 2020.

Open to food contact quality and regulatory compliance professionals in the packaging and food industries, the webinar will explain European Union (EU) requirements in relation to food contact materials (FCM). It will include an overview of EU regulations, covering both general and specific measures and recent changes. Following this, there will be a more detailed look at food contact plastics and compliance in relation to the Joint Research Center’s (JRC’s) 2019 guidelines.

FCM include both food packaging materials and other materials or components expected to come into contact with food. This latter category includes items such as domestic coffee machines and commercial food processing machinery.

The general framework for FCM in the EU is covered in Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004. It should be noted, however, that certain products will also come under the scope of targeted regulations for ceramics and various forms of plastic.

When accessing EU markets, stakeholders need to be aware different Member States may even maintain requirements of their own, that can exceed EU standards.

The event will be hosted by Dr. HingWo Tsang, Global Information and Innovation Manager at SGS. He has over fifteen years of experience in testing and regulations covering safety and quality in consumer products. He has particular expertise in the area of substances and chemicals, and currently leads SGS’s Global Hardlines team in relation to technical aspects, covering chemical use. In addition to this, Dr. Tsang is also a member of the SGS’s food contact committee.

Commenting on the webinar, Dr. Tsang stated: “Our technical experts have extensive knowledge and testing experience in materials and articles in contact with food and this webinar is an excellent way for more organizations to understand the complex regulations around food contact materials. Through our specialist training we want to pave the way for more organizations to comply and prosper in EU markets.”

The webinar will be held on March 19, 2020, at:

  • GMT – 9:00 am
  • Central Europe (Paris, GMT +1:00) – 10:00 am
  • China (Beijing, GMT +08:00) – 5:00 pm

There will opportunities to ask questions during the webinar and each participant will receive follow-up materials to help them gain better access to European markets.

Register for the webinar.

For further information, contact:

Silke Hilmer
Global Marketing Manager
Tel:
+49 40 30101 826
Website: www.sgs.com/fcm

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