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SGS New Webinar - FSSC Packaging: Overview of Requirements, Suitability and Benefits for Your Business

The aim of the webinar is to familiarise our customers of the change from PAS 223 to ISO/TS22003-4:2013, and how this applies to the FSSC Packaging standard.

Geneva, Switzerland, September 09, 2015 --( The webinar covers:


-Introduction to SGS
-Overview of the Standard
-Next Steps


Food packaging is becoming an increasingly important and diverse sector within the food supply chain. With increased regulatory, labeling and performance requirements being made for packaging materials the packaging producers need to ensure their products are meeting the expectations of their customers in a consistent and safe fashion.

Incidents of compromised food safety are on the rise and the packaging material has a vital role to play in ensuring the quality and safety of the food which it is containing. In order to support the packaging manufacturer and the desire of the food manufacturers to have transparency within the food supply chain the Foundation for Food Safety have developed the FSSC 22000 standard for packaging.


Neil Milvain – Global Product Manager - Packaging, SGS

Neil has background in manufacturing and retail. Qualified as a polymer technologist, Neil has worked with design and specification of packaging materials and print for some of the largest high street retailers. Neil has been with SGS for 5 years, initially as an auditor/trainer/reviewer for BRC non-food standards and now as the Global Product Manager for Packaging. He is now responsible for all the GFSI approved packaging standards offered by SGS, as well as improving and maintaining the competencies of the audit teams responsible for providing these services. Neil also works closely with the commercial teams in SGS developing bespoke standards and protocols to meet their specific demands.

Andy Hawthorne – Global ISO/FSSC 22000 Product Manager, SGS

Andy is the Global Product Manager for FSSC/ISO 22000. Andy has 24 years global food technical management experience and has worked in various fields including Airline catering, 2nd & 3rd Party Auditing, Produce (prepared, grower and packing operations), Meat, Seafood, Sushi, Ready meals and Sandwiches, etc. into the retail and food service markets. He works with Neil and the FSSC over the last couple of months to develop a better understanding of what the FSSS packaging standard does/does not cover, and how to grow and improve the auditing service SGS provides current and new customers whilst ensuring to adhere to the FSSC standard relating to food contact packaging.

Target Audience

The webinar is mainly aimed at packaging companies that are seeking certification of their Food Safety Management Systems to the FSSC 22000 standard. It is also aimed at interested parties who are considering the FSSC 22000 standard.

Register for Session 1 schedule

09:00 a.m. London (GMT Summer Time)
10:00 a.m. Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam (Europe Summer Time)
04:00 p.m. Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (Singapore Time)
05:30 p.m. Darwin (Australia Central Time)

Register for Session 2 schedule

03:00 p.m. London (GMT Summer Time)
04:00 p.m. Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam (Europe Summer Time)
07:00 a.m. San Francisco(Pacific Daylight Time)
11:00 a.m. Brazil (S. America Eastern Standard Time)

Language: English
Cost: No charge

For further information, please contact:

Nelirene Dablio
Global Interactive Marketing Manager
t: +63 2 848 0777 loc. 8772
Contact Information
Nelirene Dablio
63 02 848 07 77

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