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Market-leading food contact conference, Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs, takes place this December in Berlin

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
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Over 200 experts from across the food contact industry will come together in Berlin, Germany from 4 – 7 December 2017 to attend Smithers Pira’s Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs (P&P) -http://www.food-contact.com/plastics-paper.

With the European Commission having recently published EU regulation 752/2017 amending EU Regulation 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended for food contact, all areas of the food contact supply chain need  to be aware of the new changes in legislation, especially when dealing with goods to be exported within various countries in the EU.

Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs will provide an in-depth and timely overview of the latest EU legislation as well as a small focus on global regulations. Described as “The most important event in Europe on Food Contact Regulations” by Dario Dainelli at SIT Group, Italy, the conference provides delegates with a unique opportunity to stay ahead of the latest regulations in food contact, network with like-minded professionals and discover best practice in the industry. Companies speaking at the event will include BASF, Nestlé Nespresso S.A., SABIC, The Valspar Corporation, Metsä Board, CEPI and more.

Attendees to the conference comprise of industry leaders and legislators from across the food contact supply chain such as regulatory affairs professionals, chemical manufacturers, material suppliers, brand owners and R&D scientists developing new chemicals for food contact applications.

Focusing on both, plastics and paper in contact with foodstuffs, the conference will be split into separate tracks across the three days, with the first two days dedicated to plastics and non-harmonised FCMs and the final day looking at the paper sector.

Plastics presentations include:
•    A view from a complex food industry case: food, packaging and coffee machines, Carlos de la Cruz Garcia, Nestlé Nespresso S.A.
•    Adhesives for food contact applications – different approaches for risk evaluation, Alexandra Ross, FEICA Association
•    PET bottles: Accelerated migration testing at 10 d / 60 °C versus the ‘real’ situation at end of shelf-life, Diana Kemmer, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV
Paper presentations include:
•    P&P VIS (Pulp & Paper - Value Chain Information System), Vogt Sabine, BASF SE
•    Creating value added by managing food safety across different businesses covering the whole supply chain, Kristiina Veitola, Stora Enso Oyj, Division Packaging Solutions

Delegates to the conference will also be able to book themselves onto a thought-provoking, expert led pre-conference workshop organised by 3E Company, taking place on Monday 4th December, which will cover food contact and additives regulations in China.

For more information on Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs visit http://www.food-contact.com/plastics-paper

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are still available. For more information about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact Stephen Frier on +44 (0)1372 802006 or email sfrier@smithers.com.

About Smithers Pira
Smithers Pira is the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. They provide world-leading expertise and market intelligence, and offer a range of testing services supported by comprehensive facilities in the UK and US. With over 80 years’ technical and scientific experience Smithers Pira helps clients around the world with their business and testing requirements.  

For further information please contact:
Joanna Gibson
jgibson@smithers.com
+44(0)1372-802037

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