Food Contact Materials Training | Leatherhead Food Research

Food Contact Materials legislation in EU and UK - How to comply

Date: 20 February, 2023

Duration: 4-week online course

Member price: £1,570 + VAT (Early Bird £1,250*)

Non Member price: £1,900 + VAT (Early Bird £1,570*)

Groups: For bookings for five or more delegates, please contact us directly for discounts and the opportunity to have a private Q&A sessions for your organisation.

*Ends 20th December 2022

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

Covering countries in a variety of different regions, the sessions will include an overview of food law, general food and nutrition labelling requirements, food additives and flavourings, national sources of information and forthcoming changes in each of the particular markets. Question and answer sessions will enable you to address queries in order to get answers to specific challenges you may face in your organisation.

'FCM legislation in the EU and UK' is an excellent forum for delegates to stay informed and discuss regulatory developments relating to FCM with regulatory experts from Leatherhead Food Research.

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

Interested in this course?

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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

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