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Garden City, Cairo

Food Contact Material Inspection Systems Consultant

Garden City, CairoPosted 15 days ago
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NFSA issued the technical regulation of food contact materials including recycled materials in October 2022, with the purpose to set the requirements for business operators to produce safe and legal food contact materials products, and to guide the industry about the licensing, suspension and de-licensing rules. 

NFSA has sought TAIB support to hire a consultant to review the current related inspection checklist and update the system according to the new regulation in order to ensure that both the inspectors and industry are fully aware of the FCM inspection system and to provide guidance on the industry to comply with the regulation. The consultant will provide training on the inspection system to food contact materials establishments as well as the inspectors from the newly established inspection unit. The consultant will develop a guideline for food contact materials to provide the industry with explanatory guidance for each clause of the regulation of food contact materials and will support food contact materials facilities to comply with NFSA’s requirements and pass inspection. 

Consultant Tasks: Under this scope of work, the consultant is expected to do the following:

  • Review and evaluate the current checklist and provide a gap assessment report to clarify the proposed areas of improvement.
  • Develop an updated checklist and compliance criteria based on the approved assessment.
  • Develop guidance on the best practices to produce in conformance with the legislation of food contact materials in Egypt.
  • Discuss the drafted guidance with TAIB, NFSA, and Chamber of Food Industries (CFI)
  • Finalize the final version of the guidance based on the feedback of TAIB, NFSA, and CFI.
  • Develop training materials on the developed inspection checklist and guidance.
  • Provide training sessions for the inspectors and the CFI technical staff and members including theoretical classes and on-site training.
  • Develop training material on the different food contact materials technologies and the associated hazards per the types of materials and the used technologies. 
  • Provide a periodical report to the TAIB Technical director. 
1Approved Workplan after the meeting with NFSA and TAIB team. 
2Gap assessment report       2 days 
3The approved version of the checklist and compliance criteria                      10 days
5Industry guidance on the best practices to produce conforming food contact materials   10 days 
6Training materials on the industry guidance.  3 days 
7Training materials on the checklist                  2 days
8Training material on the risk assessment of food contact materials in relation to the used technologies.           3 days         
9Deliver training courses for NFSA Inspectors and the FCM manufacturers          On-demand
10Training assessment and participant sheets 
11Monthly progression report and invoice. 


Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • Degree in Food Contact Materials, or another related field of study.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience working in different Food contact materials, Food contact material manufacturing, and food contact material safety requirement.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of decree 17/2022 and the relevant Egyptian regulations. 
  • Proven experience in writing guidelines, checklists, and similar materials.
  • Previous experience with food contact materials and international standards such as BRCGS Packaging Materials, ISO/TS 22002-4 Food Packaging manufacturing , and FSSC 22000 . 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current food contact materials manufacture and risk-based inspection principles.
  • Prior experience in developing training materials and providing training courses.  


     Reporting: The position reports to the Technical Director. 


Period of Performance and Level of Effort: The period of performance for the consultancy is through October 31, 2023. The level of effort for the consultancy is not to exceed 40 working days. 

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