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1 Codex-UK ´Gebrauchsgegenstände´ 3. Juni 2008 / BMGFJ Packaging and Food Safety – A Global Approach DI Dr. tech Johannes Bergmair ofi Packaging Institute Titelformat bearbeiten Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology - ofi Split, 06. June 2012

2 2 Overview  What is the ofi?  Current project – Xenohormones  New regulations – EU, US, Australia, Asia  Implementation of a WPO working group?

3 3 Key Features - ofi  Private Testing & Research Institute (since 1946)  Legal form: Association / Ltd.  ~ 140 Employees (status: 01/2010)  ~ 7.000 m2 floor space  Business Year 2009: Annual turnover:13,8 Mio. Euro R&D:~ 24% Share of export:~ 25%

4 4 Our Focus Polymer Technology Processing & application of polymers, elastomers, paints, coatings and adhesives Building & Construction Building materials, structural monitoring, dehumidification of masonry, sports technology Pharma/Food & Packaging Trace analysis, stability studies, packaging development; food & feed analysis Biomass fuels Manufacturing method, quality assurance, plant design

5 5 Project at ofi – Xenohormones in FCM  Xenohormones - not in nature occurring hormonally active substances such as phthalates, bisphenol A and phenolic antioxidants  Xeno-Project: The aim is to perform comprehensive material comparisons of food contact materials (FCM) to detect estrogen-active substances with highly sensitive trace analysis

6 6 Legislation of Food Packaging and Safety

7 7 Is food packaging relevant? (Market Statistics and Future Trends in Global Packaging 2008; WPO says: “Yes!”

8 8 Europe

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10 10 Europe  ( EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food  (EU) No 321/2011 – Commission Implementing Regulation of 1 April 2011 amending Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 as regards the restriction of use of Bisphenol A in plastic infant feeding Bottles

11 11 USA

12 12 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for FCS (food contact substances) 1.Chemical Asessment Migration: single-use-applications vs. repeat-use-applicationsand Packaging info: consumption factors (CF) and food-type distribution factors (fT) 2.Toxicological Assesment 3.Environmental Asessment 21 CFR 25.40 or exclusion of environmental assessment (EA) DC = CF(M) = CF Ʃ (MFSL)(fT) DC:dietary concentration M: Meanvalue related to fT –value MFSL: Migrationlimit EDI = DC x 3 kg food per person per day EDI:estimated daily intake; (1.5 kg liquid und 1.5 kg solid food) FDA – US Food and Drug Administration

13 13 USA 04.January 2011-FDA Food Safety Modernization Act It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. Title I – Improving Capacity to prevent Food Safety Problems Title II - Improving Capacity to Detect and Respond to Food Safety Problems Title III - Improving the safety of imported food Title IV – Miscellaneous provisions 30. March 2012 the FDA denied a request to prohibit the use of BPA in human food and packaging

14 14 Australia / New Zealand

15 15 Australia / New Zealand

16 16 Australia / New Zealand – Handling with BPA  Different studies have raised potential concerns that BPA exposure may cause multiple health problems. However the overwhelming weight of scientific opinion is that there is no health or safety issue at the levels people are exposed to.  The Australian Government has introduced a voluntary phase out of BPA use in polycarbonate baby bottles.

17 17 Asia

18 18 China  Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China (February 28, 2009)  Chapter 1. General Provisions  Chapter 2. Surveillance and Assessment of Food Safety Risks  Chapter 3. Food Safety Standards  Chapter 4. Food Production and Trade  Chapter 5. Inspection and Testing of Food  Chapter 6. Food Import and Export  Chapter 7. Response to Food Safety Incidents  Chapter 8. Supervision and Administration  Chapter 9. Legal Liabilities  Chapter 10. Supplementary Provisions

19 19 Asia handling with BPA  China bans bisphenol A in baby bottles  “Very small” risk from bisphenol A, says Japanese research body

20 20 The BRC/IOP Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials – Issue 4  published in February 2011; audits will commence against Issue 4 from Aug. 2011  Certification to the Standard verifies: technical and functional performance aids manufacturers’ fulfillment of legal obligations helps provide protection to the consumer BRC Packaging

21 21 CEPI GMP GMP for the Manufacture of Paper and Board for Food Contact (09/2010)

22 22 WPO

23 23 WPO – implementation of a working group?  Based on new highly sensitive analysis methods and research findings, the legislatur has a certain dynamic.  The example Bisphenol A shows the fast-changing and often contradictory legislation of various countries  Building a WPO working group for rapide communication and reaction on legislation changings

24 24 Possible tasks / targets  Network / Contact persons  Overview of existing regulatory  Foresight of regulatory trends  Discussion / Exchange of views  Contact to IAPRI  Information on current claims

25 25 Johannes Bergmair E-Mail: Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology - ofi Brehmstraße 14a A-1110 Wien  +43-(0)1-798 16 01 - 976  +43-(0)1-798 16 01 - 480 THANK YOU!

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