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.

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.


Risk management and risk assessment updates

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

PFAS in plastics and other types of FCM

  • PFAS and what entities could migrate from FCM

Waxes used in packaging

  • Waxes used in packaging from the perspective of the European Wax Federation

Analytical methods and quantification of BPx, PFAS and styrene

  • Quantification of BPx and styrene at low level
  • From target analysis to suspect and non-target screening of poly- and per-fluorinated compounds by LC-HRMS

Safety and analytical aspects

  • Sensory evaluation of FCM
  • Natural materials used as food packaging
  • Update on analysis of microplastics in food and FCM

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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Gary Bastidon

Institut Kirchhoff Berlin, a Mérieux NutriSciences company, Germany

Gary Bastidon studied food chemistry with focus on toxicology and has been working for several years as a consultant for packaging and other food contact articles. Since 2022 he is managing the business segment Food Contact Materials at Institut Kirchhoff Berlin, a Mérieux NutriSciences company.


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.


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.


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.


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”.


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.


Martin Lommatzsch

Laboratory Lommatzsch & Säger, Germany

Martin Lommatzsch has founded Laboratory Lommatzsch & Säger in 2018 offering consulting, analytical support and research projects with focus on food contact materials. He was PhD student of the Technische Universität Dresden and Chair of the Food Science and Food Contact Materials in cooperation with the Cantonal Laboratory Zurich, G&G Department, from 2012 to 2015.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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’’.


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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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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Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,195.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • Participation in the Online Event
  • Event Documentation (available via download from our website)
  • Certificate of attendance

Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 695.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.

Group Reductions
For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15% discount from the third participant onwards.

Terms of Cancellation / Book without Risk
You can cancel your participation in our online events free of charge and without giving reasons in writing up to 1 week before the start of the event. In the case of later cancellations and non-login to the online event, no participation fees can be refunded.
In this case, however, you will receive access to the documentation after the event.
You can name a substitute participant free of charge at any time.

Event Documentation

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