For many years now, this conference has been a major event for manufacturers of packaging materials and food producers. Participants will discuss how migrating substances from recycled plastics, paper based packaging, coatings, adhesives, mineral oil, bisphenol A and other undesirable elements affect the packaged food.
For many years, the International Akademie Fresenius Conference “Residues of Food Contact Materials in Food” has been the perfect platform for bringing together the scientific, industrial and regulatory communities. We therefore cordially invite you to this year’s Conference. Plenty of exciting presentations are awaiting you!
The conference will be taking place again on 5 and 6 October 2023 in Cologne. So make sure to secure your place in time!
Would you instead prefer to follow this conference digitally via our Live Stream? Then you can find further information here.
Risk management and risk assessment updates
PFAS in plastics and other types of FCM
Waxes used in packaging
Analytical methods and quantification of BPx and styrene
Safety and analytical aspects
Groups that should take part:
Managing directors, boards of directors, members of supervisory boards, managers and scientists in the fields of:
Sectors that should take part:
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The indicated times refer to Central European Summer Time CEST.
Dieter Schrenk, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Bastiaan Schupp, European Commission, Belgium (virtual presentation)
James Kevin Chipman, formerly the Birmingham University, School of Biosciences, UK
Henk van Loveren, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Thomas Tietz, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany
Mette Holm, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA), Denmark
Antje Harling, Papiertechnische Stiftung PTS, Germany
Dirk Danneels, European Wax Federation (EWF), Belgium
Martin Lommatzsch, Laboratory Lommatzsch & Säger, Germany
Johannes Schneider, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV), Germany
Please join us for an unhurried evening in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.
The indicated times refer to Central European Summer Time CEST.
Peter K.T. Oldring, Sherwin Williams, UK
Laurence Castle, retired from Fera Science, UK
Eddo Hoekstra, European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), Belgium
Thomas Simat, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany
Cristina Nerin, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Thomas Behnke, Kirchhoff Institut Berlin, a Mérieux NutriSciences company, Germany
Lionel Spack, Nestlé, Switzerland
Institut Kirchhoff Berlin, a Mérieux NutriSciences company, Germany
Thomas Behnke is a Chemist with a long expertise in the field of analytical science and research with focus on method development and instrumental analysis. He has been working at Institut Kirchhoff Berlin, a Mérieux NutriSciences company, since 2017. As Head of Analysis he is responsible for the testing laboratory and the research and development department.moreless
retired from Fera Science, UK
Laurence Castle has been active in the field of FCM for many years. He is a member of the EFSA Working Group on FCM where he was the Chair from 2014 to 2017. Since 2018 he has been a member of the EFSA FAF Panel.moreless
James Kevin Chipman
formerly the University of Birmingham, UK
James Kevin Chipman is Emeritus Professor at the University of Birmingham UK and former Pro-Vice-Chancellor. His research speciality is on molecular mechanisms of cellular toxicity and ecotoxicology with an emphasis on toxicogenomics, genotoxicity and epigenetics. He is a former member of the UK Committee on Toxicology, and of the UK Department of Health Committee on Safety of Medicines. He also served as former President of the British Toxicology Society and Director of the International Union of Toxicology. He currently is a member of EFSA CONTAM Panel and various working groups. In 2020 he became the Chair of the EFSA WG on MOH in food.moreless
Dirk F. Danneels
European Wax Federation (EWF), Belgium
Dirk F. Danneels was retired in 2015 and spent most of his career in the chemical industry, the last 25 years with the Honeywell’s “Performance Materials and Technologies” business. Since 2006 he has been leading globally all Honeywell’s REACH related activities. In 2009 he took on the role of Secretary General for the European Wax Federation.moreless
Papiertechnische Stiftung PTS, Germany
Antje Harling is a Food Chemist and the Division Manager of Materials Testing and Analytics at the Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS) in Heidenau. She has several years of experience in research and laboratory leadership of an official food control laboratory. She is an appointed member of the German BfR Committee for Consumer Products and BfR paper committee.moreless
Eddo J. Hoekstra
European Commission Joint Research Centre, Belgium
Eddo J. Hoekstra is the Team Leader Food Contact Materials in the Food and Feed Compliance Unit at the Health and Food Directorate of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Geel. He is working in the European Union Reference Laboratory for FCM. Before 2009 he was involved in the development of a “European Acceptance Scheme for Construction Materials in contact with Drinking Water”.moreless
Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA), Denmark
Mette Holm is a Biologist and has been working in the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration since 2006. She is a Senior Scientific Adviser in the Chemicals and Food Quality Division and has been working with chemical substances in food since 2010, especially migration from FCM.moreless
Laboratory Lommatzsch & Säger, Germany
Martin Lommatzsch has founded Laboratory Lommatzsch & Säger in 2018 offering routine & comprehensive analysis as well as research projects with focus on MOSH/MOAH and FCM. He was PhD student of the Technical University Dresden (Chair of the Food Science and FCM) in cooperation with the Cantonal Laboratory Zurich, G&G Department, from 2012 to 2015.moreless
University of Zaragoza, Spain
Cristina Nerin is a Full Professor at the University of Zaragoza in Spain and the Director of the University Analytical Research Group (GUIA). She is a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Food Packaging Forum (FPF) and a Member of Board of Directors of ILSI Europe. She was also a Member of the WG Recycling in EFSA's CEP Panel from 2010 to 2018. She is author of more than 420 Scientific Publications and principal investigator of more than 300 Research Projects.moreless
Peter K.T. Oldring
Sherwin Williams, UK
Peter K.T. Oldring is a Regulatory Affairs Manager at Sherwin Williams, based in UK and is actively involved in activities to support the can coating business, including chairing various groups such as cross sector group.moreless
Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV), Germany
Johannes Schneider is a Mechanical Engineer with a focus on plastics processing and joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV) in 2021. As a research associate, he is mainly concerned with the solvent-based recycling of packaging.moreless
University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Dieter Schrenk has been a Professor for Food Chemistry and Environmental Toxicology at the University of Kaiserslautern since 1996. In 2005 he took on the full professorship for Food Chemistry and Toxicology. He joined the EFSA CONTAM Panel in 2003. Since 2018 he has been the Chair of this panel.moreless
European Commission, Belgium
Bastiaan Schupp leads the food contact materials team in DG Health and Food Safety of the European Commission, and works on the subject since 2011. His main legislative responsibly is the general implementation of the legislation on food contact materials, and he has a specific focus on plastics and recycled plastics.moreless
Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany
Thomas Simat has been a Professor and the Chair of Food Science and FCM at the Technische Universität Dresden with research on FCM since 2003. He is the Chairman of the ‘German BfR Committee on Consumer Products’’.moreless
Lionel Spack is a Senior Expert Food Contact Materials in Corporate Operation-Quality Management at Headquarter of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A in Vevey. He was previously FCM Expert within the Nestlé Quality Assurance Center (NQAC) supporting the Zone EMENA (Europe, Middle East, North Africa). Earlier he was Packaging QA specialist at the Nestlé Research Center. He is involved in international associations, e.g. in the International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (IAEAC), Schweizerische Verpackungsinstitut-Joint Industry Group and FoodDrinkEurope.moreless
German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany
Thomas Tietz is a Chemist and has been a Toxicologist at the Department for chemicals and product safety and safety of food contact materials of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assesssment (BfR) in Berlin since 2017. He is currently the Head of the “Safety of Food Contact Materials” Unit. In this role, he is responsible for the unit’s review of food contact risk assessments including the BfR Recommendations on Food Contact Materials. Before joining the German BfR, he worked in the Laboratory Head Team at Institut Kirchhoff Berlin and as Assistant Laboratory Head at a private laboratory in the areas of food, feed and commodity analysis.moreless
Henk van Loveren
Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Henk van Loveren is a board-registered immunologist and toxicologist, and is Emeritus Professor of Immunotoxicology at Maastricht University. He has been leading (national and international) scientific groups, i.e. at Maastricht University and the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, among others in the context of the WHO Collaborative Centre and in the context of EU framework programmes. From 2015 to 2018 he was a Vice Chair of the EFSA NDA Panel and currently he is a Vice-Chair of the EFSA CEP Panel. He has been involved in several EFSA Working Groups, including the EFSA WG on the BPA re-evaluation, of which he became the Chair in 2018. He has also served as a hearing expert of the EFSA FAF Panel Experts.moreless
Participation Fee: € 1,995.00 plus VAT.
The registration fee includes the following benefits:
Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 895.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.
For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15% discount from the third participant onwards.
Terms of Cancellation / Book without Risk
Written cancellations or transfers will be accepted free of charge up to four weeks prior to the start of the event. After this date and up to a week prior to the start of the event we will reimburse 50% of the registration fee. We cannot, unfortunately, provide refunds for later cancellations. However, in this case we will provide you with the event documentation after the event.
Please note that you can name a substitute free of charge at any time.
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