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.

08.10. — 09.10.2024
Leonardo Royal Hotel Köln - Am Stadtwald
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Again in 2024: 13th 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 on 8 and 9 October 2024 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.

Early Bird Bookings: 10% discount valid until 31 March 2024 with discount code: FCM2024

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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We are currently in the process of compiling our event programme in close cooperation with our team of experienced speakers.

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Andrea Büttner

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

Andrea Büttner has been Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV since 2020. She is a Food Chemist and completed her doctorate and habilitation in the field of aroma research at the Technical University of Munich. When she joined the Fraunhofer IVV in 2007, she launched the new Product Performance business unit as well as the Department of Sensory Analytics, today's department Sensory Analytics and Technologies. In 2017, she became Deputy Institute Director at the Fraunhofer IVV and a member of the institute's management in 2019. In her current role, she is also spokesperson of the Lead Market Food, deputy spokesperson of the Fraunhofer Strategic Research Field Bioeconomy and on the Board of Management of the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Circular Plastics Economy CCPE.


Juan-Carlos Carrillo

Shell International, The Netherlands

Juan-Carlos Carrillo is a European Registered Toxicologist (ERT) with expertise in Bioengineering, Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology and has been working for Shell International in the Netherlands since 2006. As a Senior Toxicologist he is directly responsible for planning, monitoring and interpreting toxicology studies. At industry level, he has been the chairman of industry task forces in Europe dealing with scientific and regulatory issues regarding the safety of petroleum products (CONCAWE and IPIECA) or Chemicals (CEFIC and ECETOC).


Laurence Castle

formerly 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.


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.


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.



Leonardo Royal Hotel Köln - Am Stadtwald
Dürener Straße 287
50935 Köln
Phone : +49 221 4676-0

We have reserved a limited number of rooms for our participants at reduced rates at the hotel. These rooms can be booked up to 4 weeks prior to the start of the event. Please book early and directly through the hotel quoting „Akademie Fresenius“ as reference.

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,995.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • Event participation
  • Event documentation
  • Lunch
  • Coffee breaks and event beverages
  • The evening event on the first day
  • Certificate of attendance

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.

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
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.

Event Documentation

Would you have liked to attend this event, but cannot spare the time?

For the price of 295,00 € plus VAT you can order a complete set of event documentation. A few days after the event you will receive the access data for the restricted download section of our Website. There you will find all presentations (subject to the approval of our speakers) as pdf-files.

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Your Contact

Sabine Mummenbrauer
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82

Sabine Mummenbrauer

Your Contact

Sabine Mummenbrauer
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82

Sabine Mummenbrauer

Your Contact

Sabine Mummenbrauer
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82

Danielle Sörries

Your Contact

Dr. Danielle Sörries
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-74

Danielle Sörries

Your Contact

Dr. Danielle Sörries
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-74

Display / Supplement

Present your Company at the Event.

You can personally present your products and services directly to your specified target group. We are happy to provide you with further information on our range of available options – from displaying company information at the reception counter to presenting your company with an exhibition stand.

We would be pleased to assist you personally:

Monika Stratmann

Monika Stratmann
Phone: +49 231 75896-48

Press Contact

We offer journalists and editors a platform where they can get in touch with the experts.

If you are the editor of a specialist publication and interested in a press pass or media partnership, please contact us well in advance. We are happy to advise you.

Please contact us:

Katharina Geraridis

Katharina Geraridis
Phone: +49 231 75896-67