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
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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 and via Live Stream. Listen in on our exciting contributions and discussions. In the run-up to the event, we will provide you with your login details which will allow you to participate and put forward all your questions from the location of your choice.

Would you prefer to join on-site in Cologne? Then you can find further information here.

Early Bird Bookings: 10% discount valid until 7 August 2024 with discount code: FCM10


Risk management and risk assessment updates

  • European Union update on FCM in foodstuffs
  • EFSA’s activities

Genotoxicological assessment of mixtures

  • Genotoxicological assessment of mixtures
  • Genotoxic substances in migrates of FCM

Technical aspects of non-harmonised FCM: Pigments and adhesives

  • Challenges for UV inks and NIAS, pigments and level of purity
  • Adhesives for tomorrow

Test methods and follow up on MOH

  • Mineral oils in relation to FCM

PFAS in plastics and other migrants from FCM

  • Alternatives to PFAS in plastics
  • Contaminants and migrants from different FCM

Safety and analytical aspects

  • Harmonisation of analytical procedures
  • The new CosPaTox safety evaluation guidance

Sustainability aspects

  • NIAS: Risk assessment in operation

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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Tuesday, 8 October 2024

Timings are in Central European Summer Time CEST.

Morning Session | 09:45 – 12:35 CEST
On-site registration and opening of the virtual meeting room
Welcoming speech by the organisers and the Chairs

Dieter Schrenk, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

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

Representative of the European Commission or a Member State authority (confirmed)

New draft technical guide on documentation supporting compliance and safety of FCM and articles

Nadine Bohni, Cantonal Laboratory Zurich, Switzerland

Coffee break
EFSA’s guidance on mechanical PET recycling

Katharina Volk, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Ital

Lunch break

Afternoon Session | 14:10 – 17:35 CEST
Genotoxicologcal assessment and substances
Genotoxicological assessment of mixtures

Riccardo Crebelli, formerly Italian National Institute of Health (ISS), Italy (virtually)

Update on the determination of DNA-reactive genotoxic substances in migrates of FCM

Christian Kirchnawy, OFI – Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology, Austria (virtually)

Technical aspects of non-harmonised FCM
Challenges for UV inks and NIAS, pigments and level of purity

Evert Delbanco, Siegwerk, Germany

Coffee break
Tomorrow’s packaging adhesives
  • Industry perspective for the evaluation of adhesive applications under current and future legal requirements for food contact materials

Alexandra Ross, H.B. Fuller Deutschland, Germany

Test methods and follow-up on MOH
Update of the work at the EURL-FCM

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

End of the first conference day

Wednesday, 9 October 2024

Timings are in Central European Summer Time CEST.

Morning Session | 09:15 – 12:10 CEST
Welcoming address and opening remarks by the Chairs

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

Mineral oils in relation to food contact materials

Juan-Carlos Carrillo, Shell International, The Netherlands

PFAS in plastics and other migrants from FCM
Alternatives to PFAS in plastics

Jessica Irrgang, ARGUS Additive Plastics, Germany

Coffee break
Migration from silicone-based food contact materials

Thomas Simat, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)
Martin Eckardt, Laboratory Lommatzsch & Säger, Germany

Safety and analytical aspects
Harmonisation of analytical procedures for risk assessment of FCM
  • Untargeted analysis for NIAS screening
  • Identification of non-volatile substances
  • LOD and LOQ for substances of concern
  • Microplastics and nanoplastics

Cristina Nerín, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

Lunch break

Afternoon Session | 13:10 – 15:00 CEST
CosPaTox approach towards safety evaluation guidance for the use of Post-Consumer plastic Recyclates (PCR) in cosmetic and detergent packaging

Taryn Kirsch, Procter & Gamble, Germany (virtually)

Sustainability aspects
Transformation to a circular, bio-based world: Inheritance from the past, commitment to the future

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

NIAS: Risk management in operation

Lionel Spack, Nestlé, Switzerland

End of the conference




Representative of the European Commission or a Member State authority (confirmed)

A member of the EDQM working group of the Council of Europe (CoE) (confirmed)


Nadine Bohni

Cantonal Laboratory Zurich, Switzerland

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.


Riccardo Crebelli

formerly Italian National Institute of Health, Italy

Riccardo Crebelli is a Toxicologist and has been working as director of research at the Department of Environment and Health of the Italian National Institute of Health. He has been the Director of the Department’s Unit on Mechanisms, Biomarker and Models (MBM) until his retirement in 2020. His expertise focused on regulatory and scientific aspects related to genetic toxicology and environmental mutagenesis. He is currently a member of the EFSA FCM Panel and working groups.


Evert Delbanco

Siegwerk, Germany

Martin Eckardt

Laboratory Lommatzsch & Säger, Germany

Eddo J. Hoekstra

European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), 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”.


Jessica Irrgang

ARGUS Additive Plastics, Germany


Christian Kirchnawy

OFI – Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology, Austria

Christian Kirchnawy studied food and biotechnology in Vienna. Since his diploma thesis in 2010 he is working on the application of in-vitro bioassays for the safety assessment of food packaging. For his PhD thesis in technical chemistry he developed test methods for the detection of endocrine active substances. Since 2011 he is leading the Microbiology & Cell Culture department at OFI. The main focus of his work, is on the safety assessment of food contact materials and medical devices.


Taryn Kirsch

Procter & Gamble, Germany

Taryn Kirsch is a Senior Toxicologist and Group Head at Procter & Gable in Germany. She is also a member of the CosPaTox Steering Committee.


Cristina Nerin

Universidad de 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. Oldering

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.


Alexandra Ross

H.B. Fuller Deutschland, Germany

Alexandra Roß studied food technology in her function as Product Regulatory Manager EIMEA with H.B. Fuller, she is primarily responsible for all food contact compliance issues across all adhesive technologies. As a member of both the German Adhesives Association IVK and FEICA, the European Association for Adhesives and Sealants, she has worked on many guidelines and position papers around packaging adhesives and food contact. Since 2015 she has been chairman of the Technical Working Group “Paper and Packaging” (FEICA). In this function and beyond, she has given numerous lectures and presentations at special events.


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.


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.


Katharina Volk

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Katharina Volk has been Scientific Officer within the FCM team of EFSA since 2015.



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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.

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