Harmonizing Safety: A Workshop on Risk Assessment and Management for Food Contact Materials

Brussels, Belgium
16/04/2024 – 17/04/2024
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
ILSI Europe office

About the event

In 2023, the ILSI Europe Packaging Materials Task Force decided to determine if there is a need for a document comparing risk assessment and risk management (RA/RM) approaches and to determine if there are possible routes for harmonization of different approaches so that everyone (authorities and industry etc.) will use the same or similar methodology regarding the assessment of the safety of Food Contact Materials (FCMs). The objective of this workshop is to assess the possibility of publishing guidelines for harmonised risk assessment and management and whether this is achievable.


The workshop will include general presentation, breakout discussions, plenary debriefing and lunch.

On the second day, three discusions will run in parallel :

  1. Can hazard driven approaches be harmonized?
  2. Can exposure driven approaches be harmonized?
  3. How can risks from FCMs be best managed and what are the best approaches to message the general public?

You can indicate your preferred discussion group upon registration.


Limited seats available!
Preference will be given to applicants who can contribute their expertise and experiences to the workshop. Please note that this is not a training session.

General admission fee: 60 EUR per participant (lunch included).


The workshop will be held at the ILSI Europe office in Brussels.
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