Residues of Food Contact Materials in Food

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.

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05.10. — 06.10.2023
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Again in 2023: 12th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Residues of Food Contact Materials in 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 and via Live Stream.

Would you prefer to attend this conference in Cologne? Then you can find further information here.

Highlights

Risk management and risk assessment updates

  • European Union update on food contact materials (FCM) in foodstuffs
  • EFSA assessment of mineral oil hydrocarbons in food
  • EFSA’s re-evaluation of bisphenol A (BPA)

PFAS in plastics and other types of FCM

  • PFAS and what entities could migrate from FCM
  • PFAS and alternative additives

Waxes used in packaging

  • Hydrocarbon waxes

Analytical methods and quantification of BPx and styrene

  • Quantification of BPx and styrene at low level

Safety and analytical aspects

  • Sensory evaluation of FCM
  • Natural materials used as food packaging

Test methods

  • Activities of the EC Joint Research Centre

Sustainability aspects

  • Update on dissolution based recycling – a contribution to achieving circularity of packaging applications
  • Update on the use of recycled plastics in food industry

Who do you meet?

Groups that should take part:

Managing directors, boards of directors, members of supervisory boards, managers and scientists in the fields of:

  • Quality assurance & control
  • Product safety
  • Raw material control
  • Regulatory affairs & support
  • Analysis
  • Research & development
  • Toxicology

Sectors that should take part:

  • Food and beverage industry
  • Food trade
  • Packaging industry
  • Food inspection offices
  • Laboratories
  • Research institutes
  • Authorities
  • Professional associations

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Programme

Thursday, 5 October 2023

The indicated times refer to Central European Summer Time CEST.



Morning Session | 9:45 – 13:15
9:15
On-site registration & opening of the virtual meeting room
9:45
Welcoming speech by the organisers and the Chair

Dieter Schrenk, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Risk management and risk assessment updates
9:55
European Union update on FCM in foodstuffs: Update on the revision of the FCM legislation and other activities

Bastiaan Schupp, European Commission, Belgium (virtual presentation)

10:55
EFSA assessment of mineral oil hydrocarbons in food

James Kevin Chipman, formerly the Birmingham University, School of Biosciences, UK

11:30
Coffee break
12:00
EFSA’s re-evaluation of bisphenol A

Henk van Loveren, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

12:25
BPA – EFSA evaluation and the BfR recommendation

Thomas Tietz, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

12:45
Joint Q&A session for EFSA and German BfR on their findings for BPA
13:15
Lunch break


Afternoon Session | 14:45 – 17:35
PFAS in plastics and other types of FCM
14:45
PFAS and what entities could migrate from FCM
  • What are the substances that should be targeted?
  • Restriction proposal under REACH and the impact on FCM

Mette Holm, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA), Denmark

15:20
PFAS and alternative additives in fiber based FCM production and converting

Antje Harling, Papiertechnische Stiftung PTS, Germany

15:55
Coffee break
Waxes used in packaging
16:25
Hydrocarbon waxes: From migration testing to tissue analysis, a comprehensive GC x GC supported food contact dossier
  • Migration testing (fat matrix): Polyethylene with incorporated wax (0.5-1.0%)
  • Structural elucidation of wax constituents (saturated and aromatic hydrocarbons)
  • Analysis of tissue samples obtained from a sub-chronic oral study

Dirk Danneels, European Wax Federation (EWF), Belgium
Martin Lommatzsch, Laboratory Lommatzsch & Säger, Germany

Sustainability aspects
17:00
Update on dissolution based recycling – a contribution to achieving circularity of packaging applications
  • Advanced sorting technologies to separate food and non-food packaging and the enhancement of mechanical and physical recycling processes as part of the EU project CIRCULAR FoodPack
  • Exploiting the potential of recycling cascades to improve recyclate purity
  • Improving the purification during dissolution based recycling to remove contaminants

Johannes Schneider, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV), Germany

17:35
End of the first conference day


Friday, 6 October 2023

The indicated times refer to Central European Summer Time CEST.



Morning Session | 9:45 – 13:20
9:45
Welcoming address and opening remarks by the Chairs

Peter K.T. Oldring, Sherwin Williams, UK
Laurence Castle, retired from Fera Science, UK

Analytics and test methods
9:55
Update on activities of the Joint Research Centre

Eddo Hoekstra, European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), Belgium

10:30
Sensory evaluation of FCM

Thomas Simat, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany

11:05
Coffee break
Sustainability aspects
11:35
Natural materials used as food packaging
  • Characterisation of volatile organic compounds in food contact paperboards and elucidation of their potential origins from the perspective of the raw materials

Cristina Nerin, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Analytical methods and quantification of BPx and styrene
12:10
Quantification of BPx and styrene at low level: Analytical methods and challenges

Thomas Behnke, Kirchhoff Institut Berlin, a Mérieux NutriSciences company, Germany

Sustainability aspects
12:45
Update on the use of recycled plastics in food industry

Lionel Spack, Nestlé, Switzerland

13:20
Lunch and end of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Behnke

Thomas Behnke

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.

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Castle

Laurence Castle

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.

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Chipman

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.

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Danneels

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.

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Harling

Antje Harling

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.

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Hoekstra

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”.

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Holm

Mette Holm

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.

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Lommatzsch

Martin Lommatzsch

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.

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Nerin

Cristina Nerin

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.

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Oldring

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.

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Schneider

Johannes Schneider

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.

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Schrenk

Dieter Schrenk

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.

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Schupp

Bastiaan Schupp

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.

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Simat

Thomas Simat

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’’.

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Spack

Lionel Spack

Nestlé, Switzerland

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.

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Thomas Tietz

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, 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.

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van Loveren

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.

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