5 October 2017

The 2017 annual Food Packaging Forum (FPF) workshop featured high profile speakers and provided an ideal platform for engaging in inspiring discussions with different stakeholders. As a novelty, the FPF provided access to a live webcast of this year’s workshop for a minimal registration fee. Participants who could not attend the workshop in person, thus still had the opportunity to follow the speaker presentations, Q&As, and the podium discussion. The FPF workshop is a unique event in the food contact materials (FCMs) world to get up to speed on recent developments in science, business, advocacy, and regulation.

08:00Registration and coffee
Morning session
Chair: Prof. Dr. Martin Scheringer
09:00Welcome and introduction
Prof. Dr. Martin Scheringer, Food Packaging Forum Foundation, Switzerland
09:05Scientific challenges in the risk assessment of FCMs: Work of the FPF Scientific Advisory Board
Prof. Dr. Martin Scheringer
09:30Measuring migration from FCMs: Scientific and practical challenges
Dr. Eddo Hoekstra, EU Joint Research Centre, Italy
10:00Printed paper and board: Priority setting strategy for toxicological assessment
Melissa Van Bossuyt, Scientific Institute of Public Health and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
10:30Coffee break
11:00Recent advances in accumulation and effects of MOSH in rats - an overview
Dr. Jean-Pierre Cravedi, INRA, France, and EFSA CEF Panel
11:30Application of bioassays for packaging safety evaluation
Dr. Benoit Schilter, Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland
12:00Why good science is not value-free
Dr. Karim Bschir, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
12:30Lunch break
Afternoon session
Chair: Prof. Dr. Pete Myers
13:30The reform of Chinese legislation for FCMs and the challenges for compliance
Dr. Marco Zhong, National Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials, China
Podium: Ensuring the safety of FCMs in a global economy
14:00Packaging safety challenges: Supply chain communication
James Huang, The Coca-Cola Company, USA
14:15Communication in the supply chain and the influence on compliance assessment
Kris Callaert, Viaware, the Netherlands
14:30Independent third-party testing labs: What role can and should they play in enforcing FCM regulations?
Dr. Thomas Gude, SQTS, Switzerland
14:45Using new scientific knowledge to update regulations in the U.S.
Dr. Maricel Maffini, independent consultant, USA
15:00Coffee break
15:30Podium and discussion
Moderated by Dr. Jane Muncke, Food Packaging Forum Foundation, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Pete Myers and Prof. Dr. Martin Scheringer


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