Dr. Udo Krischke, Global Technical Manager and Operational Integrity Manager for SGS, will give a talk on “Testing of Non-Intentionally Added Substances in Plastic Food Contact Materials”, at the 2019 Recycled Packaging for Food Contact Conference in Brussels, Belgium.
Demand for the use of recycled materials in food packaging is increasing in the circular economy. Meeting this demand can be a challenge for many brands. The question over Non-Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS) in recycled plastics being used in food contact materials (FCM) has become a serious matter. They can originate from various sources, including impurities in the starting materials, from chemical reactions, and degradation products created during the manufacturing, the product’s life cycle or recycling process.
Manufacturers must reduce safety concerns in the FCM supply chain, protect human health and meet regulatory requirements. They must proactively ensure products are risk assessed and free from harmful substances, including those that are non-intentionally added.
Dr. Krischke will address the challenges of testing for NIAS, detailing the SGS approach which uses state-of-the-art laboratory techniques combined with high-level technical know-how as well as scientific principles of risk assessment.
The talk will take place on September 18, 2019, at 9:40 am.
Event location: Novotel Brussels City Centre, Brussels, Belgium.
For further information, please contact:Dr. Udo Krischke
Global Technical Manager and Operational Integrity Manager Business
SGS Germany GmbH
Idsteiner Strasse 81b
t: +49 6128 744 235