FCM Regulations in Japan and Migration Testing

Web-Seminar of 3 hours


During this module, you will learn about:

  • what is new in the amended Food Sanitation Act in Japan, and how it impacts FCMs;

  • FCM substances placed on positive lists in Japan (as of 26 April 2022), and the transition period;

  • the restrictions for listed food contact additives or FCM substances with respect to their allowed input concentration (wt.%) for certain polymer groups;

  • how to carry out a worst-case calculation (WCC) in cases of missing experimental or theoretical (modelling) migration data;

  • migration testing conditions to be applied under the Japanese Food Safety Law, with case study examples;

  • the analytical challenges in identifying non-intentionally added substances (Nias) that migrate into food under intended conditions of use;

  • key steps when considering the risk assessment of FCM substances migrating into food;

  • the petition steps in Japan, under its MHLW, for adding a new FCM substance to a positive list; and

  • how to demonstrate compliance of materials and articles intended for use in food contact applications on the Japanese market, and the importance of place in the supply chain.


Target audience
Regulatory Affairs Managers or Products Stewardship Specialists active in companies situated in different positions of the food contact supply chain
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