FCM Regulations in Mercosur and Migration Testing

Web-Seminar of 3 hours.


During this module, you will learn about:

  • how Mercosur regulations (resolutions) apply to the FCMs you are interested in, including those for plastics, cellulose-based FCMs, regenerated cellulose FCMs, elastomeric FCMs, metallic FCMs;

  • the current regulations in Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico and Chile;

  • substances already cleared in the current Mercosur resolutions;

  • the restrictions for certain key listed FCM substances, with respect to their specific migration limits (SMLs);

  • carrying out a worst-case calculation (WCC) in cases where experimental or theoretical (modelling) migration data is missing;

  • migration testing conditions to be applied, 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 steps in a new FCM substance petition to Anvisa (Brazil) or CONAL (Argentina); and

  • how to demonstrate compliance of materials and articles intended for use in food contact applications on these markets, 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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