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Targeting alkaloids and other threats: Fresenius conference in Mainz to discuss residues and contaminants in food

On 25 and 26 October, Akademie Fresenius will be staging their 11th International Conference “Contaminants and Residues in Food" in Mainz for which they have successfully signed up representatives from the European Food Safety Authority EFSA, the World Health Organisation WHO, industrial enterprises – such as Nestlé, Hipp and Brüggen, research institutes and the authorities to present for them. 

The agenda includes the handling of natural toxins, such as pyrrolizidine alkaloids in tea and tetrodotoxin in clams, as well as tropane alkaloids and other residues and contaminants in baby food. Experts will also be providing an update on the danger of the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol in cereals and will be reporting on industry experience with the mycotoxins T-2 and HT-2. Innovations on the MOSH/MOAH front as well as happenings in the MCPD and glycidyl ester area are also on the list of discussion topics.


  • Marco Binaglia, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • Bernard Bottex, EFSA
  • Lutz Edler, German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ)
  • Peter Fürst, Chemical and Veterinary Analytical Institute Muensterland-Emscher-Lippe (CVUA-MEL)
  • Georg Hartmann, HIPP-Werk Georg Hipp
  • Nils Hinrichsen, ADM Research
  • Hans-Ulrich Humpf, University of Münster
  • Alfonso Lampen, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)
  • Reinhard Matissek, Food Chemistry Institute (LCI) of the Association of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI)
  • Jens Christian Meyer, H.&J. Brüggen
  • Dieter Schrenk, University of Kaiserslautern
  • Richard Stadler, Nestlé
  • Hans Steinkellner, EFSA
  • Kim Petersen, World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • Maximilian Wittig, German Tea Association and the German Herbal Infusions Association (WKF)

Our final programme will be available here shortly!

Dates: 25 and 26 October 2017

Location: Mainz 

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