Food Contact Materials Legislation in EU and UK – How to Comply | Training Course

Leatherhead’s training course on Food Contact Materials (FCM) legislation provides an overview of the principles and application of current and upcoming legislation in the EU and UK.

Course duration: 4-week online course

Course dates:

28 October, 2024 - 21 November, 2024

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Leatherhead’s training course on Food Contact Materials (FCM) legislation provides an overview of the principles and application of current and upcoming legislation in the EU and UK.

Covering everything from EU Harmonised Legislation to The Plastics Regulation, this course will provide you with an overview of the food contact material regulations in these jurisdictions, as well as the documentation you need to comply. The sessions will also cover EU and other National Legislation and sources for best practice, as well as showing compliance for non-harmonised articles and materials in the UK post Brexit. Question and answer sessions throughout the course will enable you to receive get answers to specific challenges your organisation may be facing.

‘FCM legislation in the EU and UK’ is an excellent forum for you to stay informed and discuss regulatory developments relating to FCM with Leatherhead Food Research’s regulatory experts.

Our online training courses provide a flexible approach to learning. Each week delegates work though the learning materials at their own pace and join interactive sessions with our regulatory experts.

Topics covered include:

Module 1 

  • Session 1 – EU Harmonised Legislation
  • Session 2 – The Plastics Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 as amended

Module 2 

  • Session 3 – Complications with The Plastics Regulation
  • Session 4 – The Compliance Documentation You Need

Module 3 

  • Session 5 – Other EU Harmonised Legislation
    • The Recycled Plastics Regulation (EC) No 282/2008 (note amendment expected by October)
    • The Bisphenol A Regulation (EU) No 2018/231
    • The Epoxy Derivatives Regulation 1895/2005/EC
    • The Active and Intelligent Packaging Regulation (EC) No 450/2009
    • The Regenerated Cellulose Directive 2007/42/EC
    • The Ceramics Directive 84/500/EEC
    • The Rubber Teats and Soothers Directive 93/11/EEC
    • The Special Requirements for Kitchenware from China and Hong Kong Regulation (EU) No 284/2011
    • Summary of EU Harmonised Legislation
  • Session 6 – EU National Legislation

Module 4

  • Session 7 – Other National Legislation and Sources for Best Practice
  • Session 8 – Showing Compliance for Non-Harmonised Articles and Materials and the UK post Brexit
  • Interactive Q&A and exercises for all modules

From this course you will:

  • Gain a good understanding of the regulatory frameworks and latest developments in food contact materials legislation in the EU and UK
  • Understand what you need to do to comply with FCM legislation in these jurisdictions
  • Gain knowledge and skills that are essential in FCM development work
  • Leave with the ability to assess compliance of FCM

Who should attend?

  • Regulatory managers
  • Technical managers
  • Other food industry personnel with an interest in food contact materials legislation

Online learning

  • Flexibility: The online format provides flexibility so you can work through weekly learning materials at your own pace
  • Re-watch: Recorded lectures will be made available to delegates throughout the course and can re-watch at any time throughout the course duration
  • Test your understanding: Quick quizzes are used to test your understanding on each topic
  • Ask the expert: Each week a group interactive session will be run with our experts to work through examples and any questions you may have

Course pricing

Course date

28 October, 2024 -
21 November, 2024

Member standard rate *

£1,700 + VAT

Member early bird rate *


Non-member standard rate *

£2,050+ VAT

Non-member early bird rate *


Early bird rate ends

28 August, 2024

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