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Training: Safe Food Contact Materials

All materials that are in contact with food are called contact materials, or Food Contact Materials, FCM. These must be safe and do not transfer any hazardous substances to the food. In this training you will learn: which legislation applies to different materials, how to ensure that your material is safe and how you can work with phasing out hazardous chemicals in your products.

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Introduction

Susanna Andersson, product safety expert at Normpack, RISE tells about the training and what you as a producer/supplier of FCM needs to know. 

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1. What is FCM?

Here you will learn about what contact materials, or Food Contact Material (FCM) really is and what is covered and not when it comes to legislation that regulates food contact materials.

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2. How is the legislation structured?

Here we go through how the legislation is structured and what you need to know about legislation for your products.

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3. Is my material safe?

In this part you will learn how to ensure that your material is safe to use, and what you need to do when it comes to information about your material.

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4. How to work with substitution

Here you will learn different strategies for substitution, ie phasing out harmful chemicals. You will also get more information about Normpack member network and the Swedish Centre for Chemical Substitution and what help you can get from them.

Do you need more guidance?

The Swedish Center for Chemical Substitution offers guidance on phasing out harmful chemicals in products and processes. Our guidance is primarily for Swedish companies, organizations and the public sector.

Contact us: substitutionscentrum@ri.se

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