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Packaging and Food Safety –
A Global Approach
DI Dr. tech Johannes Bergmair
ofi Packaging Institute
Overview
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 What is the ofi?
 Current project – Xenohormones
 New regulations – EU, US, Australia,
Asia
 Implementation of a WPO working
group?
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Key Features - ofi
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 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%
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Our Focus
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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
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Project at ofi – Xenohormones in FCM
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 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
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Legislation of Food
Packaging and Safety
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Is food packaging relevant?
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WPO says:
“Yes!”
(Market Statistics and Future Trends in Global Packaging 2008;
www.worldpackaging.org)
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Europe
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http://ec.europa.eu/food/food/chemicalsafety/foodcontact/docs/ReferencesEurNatLeg_20091026.pdf
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Europe
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 (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
http://ec.europa.eu/food/food/chemicalsafety/foodcontact/documents_en.htm
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USA
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FDA – US Food and Drug
Administration
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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)
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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)
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USA
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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
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http://www.fda.gov
Australia / New Zealand
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Australia / New Zealand
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www.foodstandards.gov.au
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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.
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www.foodstandards.gov.au
Asia
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China
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 Food Safety Law of the People’s
Republic of China (February 28, 2009)
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Chapter 1. General Provisions
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Chapter 2. Surveillance and Assessment of Food Safety Risks
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Chapter 3. Food Safety Standards
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Chapter 4. Food Production and Trade
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Chapter 5. Inspection and Testing of Food
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Chapter 6. Food Import and Export
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Chapter 7. Response to Food Safety Incidents
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Chapter 8. Supervision and Administration
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Chapter 9. Legal Liabilities
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Chapter 10. Supplementary Provisions
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Asia handling with BPA
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 China bans bisphenol A in baby
bottles
 “Very small” risk from bisphenol A,
says Japanese research body
www.foodproductiondaily.com
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BRC Packaging
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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
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CEPI GMP
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GMP for the Manufacture of Paper and
Board for Food Contact (09/2010)
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WPO
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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
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Possible tasks / targets
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 Network / Contact persons
 Overview of existing regulatory
 Foresight of regulatory trends
 Discussion / Exchange of views
 Contact to IAPRI
 Information on current claims
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THANK YOU!
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Johannes Bergmair
E-Mail: [email protected]
Austrian Research Institute for
Chemistry and Technology - ofi
Brehmstraße 14a
A-1110 Wien
 +43-(0)1-798 16 01 - 976
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+43-(0)1-798 16 01 - 480
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