The evolving global & FSSAI Food Packaging Regulations will have a far-reaching effect on the Packaging and Allied industries. Business Operators will have to acknowledge the implications of REACH, ROHS & Emerging EU & other emerging food contact materials regulations in different geographies in their packaging solutions, to enter into business in those markets
It is against this background that the One Day Training Programme on REACH, ROHS & Global Food Safety & Packaging Standards & Regulations, was organized on 15th November, 2019, at The Suryaa, New Delhi.
The faculty comprised of Dr. R. Rangaprasad, Business Head at Packaging 360 & Ms. Sunanda Kadam, Business Unit Manager, HERS at Intertek.
The objective of the workshop was to provide insights into salient aspects of Indian & Global Regulations to ensure safety & sustainability. The highlight of the Training programme was the participation of professionals from leading organizations, including Ester Industries Ltd, HMEL, Ltd; Henkel, Hindustan National Glass Industries Ltd; Polyplex Corporation, U Flex Ltd; EkoPro Engineering Pvt Ltd; Cosmo Films Ltd; Chemline Adhesives & Coatings Ltd; Amway Enterprises, Vacmet India Ltd, PR Packaging Ltd.
Dr. Rangaprasad, began the day with an opening presentation on “Emerging Landscape on FCM Standards & Regulations”. He explained the difference between a standard & regulation. He also discussed the salient features of the new FSSAI Regulations, which came into effect from July 2019. The categorization of various standards applicable to paper & paperboard, metals, glass & plastics were covered.
Ms. Sunanda Kadam delivered three presentations during the session.
The first session on REACH covered the following points:
-Introduction to REACH
-Understanding an organization’s liability under REACH
-REACH Registration of Substances
-MSDS, CLP/ GHS requirements
-Articles and REACH
-Substances of Very High Concerns (SVHC)
-Supply chain communication
The session on ROHS Covered the following points:
Basics of RoHS
-Background and content of RoHS
-Company’s responsibility under RoHS
-International requirements of RoHS such as China RoHS
-Material testing methods, review of BOM
-Homogenous material under RoHS
-RoHS 1 and 2 Compliance
-Exemptions under RoHS
-Reviewing supplier’s declarations
The session on Global FCM covered the following:
Food contact regulation in EU; EU Framework Regulation for Food Contact ; EU Plastics Regulation 10/2011 ; Various materials coming food contact such as plastic, rubber, inks etc. ; Requirements for polymeric base materials, additives, monomers ; Migration studies (global migration / specific migration) ; Selection of test conditions, simulants etc. ; Analytical methodology, Instrumentation and sample preparation associated with both specific and overall migration ; Other tests important in accessing food contact materials (e.g. organoleptic and heavy metal tests) ; how to comply & what to expect in the future and how to stay compliant.
The program was marked by very high level of engagement between the participants & the faculty involving pointed questions & interesting pointers on various aspects of the subjects covered.
Participants took a quiz at the end of the session to assess their grasp of the various intricacies of REACH, ROHS & FCM Regulations, following which “Certificate of Participation” were presented to all the delegates.
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