Webinar: Beginner’s Guide to NIAS

Webinar: Beginner’s Guide to NIAS

Webinar ran: May 2018. 

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Non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) are chemical compounds that are present in a material but have not been added for a technical reason during the production process. Their presence in food contact materials is often challenging for food contact materials producers.

The webinar will cover:

  • Definition - what are NIAS? 
  • Main elements of the regulations
  • Identification and quantification of NIAS - key challenges for the food packaging industry
  • Testing considerations: applying the correct procedures to identify unknown substances
  • Toxicology Risk Assessments:
    • What are these?
    • What needs to be included to assess potential health risk associated with the final material or article in accordance with internationally recognised scientific principles.
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