Contaminants and Residues in Food

During this conference representatives from the regulatory bodies, research institutes and industry representatives will present the most pressing questions on how to deal with process, environmental and agricultural contaminants as well as residues.

01.03. — 02.03.2023
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Overview

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Contaminants and residues are strictly regulated within the European Union. The risk management and toxicological assessment of contaminants and residues, essential to produce compliant products, poses challenges across the entire food industry.

The conference brings together representatives from regulatory and industry backgrounds, as well as political decision-makers to discuss the latest regulatory developments. It keeps track of scientific progress, advances in food analysis and recent developments in risk assessment.

Highlights

  • European Community policy on contaminants in foodstuffs
  • Emerging chemical risk identification
  • Ethylene oxide
  • Ukraine crisis and export
  • Food fraud and downgraded quality - what are the challenges?
  • Pyrrolizidine and tropane alkaloids in cereals, spices and herbes
  • Furan and alkylfurans in breakfast cereals
  • Current developments in the risk management of mineral oil hydrocarbons
  • Environmental contamination by PFAS and entries in the food supply chain

Who should attend this conference?

Professionals working in the fields of:

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

Sectors taking part:

  • Food and feed industry
  • Food retailing
  • Packaging industry
  • Food inspection offices
  • Laboratories
  • Research institutes
  • Authorities
  • Professional associations

Picture Credit: © istockphoto – mammamaart

Would you instead prefer to attend this conference on-site? Then you can find further information here!

 

Programme

Wednesday, 1 March 2023

Timings are in Central European Time.



Morning Session | 9:00 – 13:00
8:30
On-site registration & opening of the virtual meeting room
9:00
Welcoming speech by the organisers and the Chairs

Dieter Schrenk, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Peter Fürst, University of Münster, Germany

Current situation in Europe and worldwide
9:10
Recent and future developments of EU legislation in the field of agricultural contaminants

Frans Verstraete, European Commission, Belgium (invited)

10:45
Coffee Break
11:15
Analysis of ethylene oxide and 2-chloroethanol in complex food matrices

Sadat Nawaz, Fera Science, UK

11:50
Legal assessment of ethylene oxide

Friedrich Klapdor, The Hamburg Authority for Justice and Consumer Protection (BJV), Germany

12:25
Data on ethylene oxide from industry side

Raquel Medeiros, Nestlé, Switzerland

13:00
Lunch Break


Afternoon Session 14:00 – 17:00
14:00
ISAR – Assessing the impact of the Ukraine war on the agri-food chain

Britta Müller, Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority LGL, Germany

14:35
Food fraud and downgraded quality – what are the challenges?

Richard Stadler, Nestlé, Switzerland

15:10
Coffee Break
15:40
Non-target screening – possibilities and limits

Ron Hoogenboom, Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR), The Netherlands

Plant toxins
16:15
Pyrrolizidine and tropane alkaloids in cereals, spices and herbes: Setting accurate simultaneous analytical determination & assessing their impact in food industry

Michele Suman, Barilla, Italy

17:00
End of the first conference day


Thursday, 2 March 2023

Timings are in Central European Time.



Morning Session 9:00 – 12:30
9:00
Welcoming address and opening remarks by the Chairs

Dieter Schrenk, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Peter Fürst, Münster, Germany

Current situation in Europe
9:10
Recent and future developments of EU legislation in the field of process and environmental contaminants

Frans Verstraete, European Commission, Belgium (invited)

Process contaminants
10:10
Occurrence and formation of furan and alkylfurans in breakfast cereals

Benedikt Cramer, University of Münster, Germany

10:45
Coffee Break
Other contaminants
11:15
Risk assessment of N-nitrosamines in food

Bettina Grasl-Kraupp, Medical University of Vienna, Austria (virtual presentation)

11:50
Current developments in the risk management of mineral oil hydrocarbons

Rüdiger Helling, Saxon State Ministry for Social Affairs and Cohesion, Germany

12:30
Lunch Break


Afternoon Session 14:00 – 16:00
14:00
Health-based guidance values for copper and its exposure assessment from all sources

Maria Bastaki, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy (virtual presentation)

14:40
Environmental contamination by PFAS and entries in the food supply chain

Jürgen Ammon, Ministry for Food and Rural Areas Baden-Württemberg, Germany

15:15
Update on microplastic in food
  • Progress in analytical techniques, particle quantification and standardization
  • International activities in research and risk assessment
  • Advances from micro- to nanoplastics

Holger Sieg, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

16:00
End of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Jürgen Ammon

Ministry for Food and Rural Areas Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Maria Bastaki

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Maria Bastaki is a Toxicologist and a Scientific Officer in the Methodology & Scientific Support Unit of the Risk Assessment Services Department of EFSA in Parma since 2020. She is the scientific coordinator of working groups of the EFSA Scientific Committee on cross-cutting chemical risk assessments and risk-benefit assessments. Her work focuses on hazard assessment of chemicals and health risks from exposure to chemicals relevant to food, based on mode-of-action and weight of evidence approaches. She is interested in health risk assessments that address multiple chemical exposures and the potential of toxicokinetic and/or toxicodynamic interactions.

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Cramer

Benedikt Cramer

University of Münster, Germany

Benedikt Cramer is working at the Institute of Food Chemistry at the University of Münster as Head of the Service Unit “Instrumental analysis and spectroscopy”. The focus of his research is the impact of food processing on contaminants such as mycotoxins or furans. In addition, Benedikt Cramer is working on the development of new analytical methods for the determination of mycotoxins, their degradation products and their metabolites in various matrices.

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Peter Fürst

Münster, Germany

Peter Fürst retired as the Director from the CVUA-MEL (Chemical and Veterinary Analytical Institute Münsterland-Emscher-Lippe) in March 2019 and now works part-time at the University of Münster as a Honorary Professor. He joined the EFSA CONTAM Panel from 2006 to 2015 where he was Vice-Chair from 2012 to 2015. Since 2018 he has been a member of the EFSA FAF Panel.

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Bettina Grasl-Kraupp

Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Bettina Grasl-Kraupp is a Professor and a European Registered Toxicologist and leads the Research Unit “Chemical safety and cancer prevention” at the Institute for Cancer Research of the Medical University of Vienna. She is a member of several scientific societies and since 2014 she has been a member of the EFSA CONTAM Panel and is the Chair of the WG on Glycoalkaloids.

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Helling

Rüdiger Helling

Saxon State Ministry for Social Affairs and Cohesion, Germany

Rüdiger Helling worked as Head of the Food Contact Materials and Consumer Goods Section at the Saxon State Laboratory for Public and Veterinary Health for 14 years and is member of several scientific advisory committees. In his current position as Head of Division at the Saxon State Ministry for Social Affairs and Cohesion he is responsible for the whole diversity of not only contaminants in food.

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Hoogenboom

Ron Hoogenboom

Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR), The Netherlands

Ron Hoogenboom is the Assistant Programme Leader Food Contaminants at Wageningen Food Safety Research, dealing with environmental contaminants, pesticides and toxins from moulds, algae and plants. Since 2012 he has been a member of the EFSA CONTAM Panel and was the vice-chair of the WG on PFAS.

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Friedrich Klapdor

Hamburg Authority for Justice and Consumer Protection (BJV), Germany

Friedrich Klapdor is the Head of Section for Food Safety and responsible for food safety in the Food Safety and Veterinary Office at the Hamburg Authority for Justice and Consumer Protection (BJV).

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Medeiros

Raquel Medeiros

Nestlé, Switzerland

Raquel Medeiros has been the Head of Food Safety – Chemical Contaminants and Packaging - at Nestlé since 2022: She is a Quality Food Safety leader with over 19 years of experience from R&D to Operations across multiple countries and product categories. She focuses on a continuous improvement mindset and risk assessment approach driving simplicity in Quality and Food Safety systems.

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Britta Müller

Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority LGL, Germany

Britta Müller is a Veterinarian and the Coordinator of the early warning system aimed at early identification of potential health risks and fraudulent practices in the food sector at the Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority (LGL). She is involved in designing new control strategies.

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Sadat Nawaz

Fera Science, UK

Sadat Nawaz is Head of UK National Reference Laboratory at Fera Science, based in York, UK. Sadat has worked at Fera for over 25 years. He has travelled extensively to Europe, Africa, Asia and South America to provide training and consultancy on pesticides residues analysis and setting up monitoring programmes. His current interests include development of efficient, and cost-effective strategies for analyses of pesticides in food and environmental samples.

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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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Holger Sieg

German Federal Institue for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Holger Sieg is a Biochemist and a Scientist in the Unit \"Effect-based Analytics and Toxicogenomics\" in the Food Safety Department at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Berlin. His projects conduct research concerning the uptake and effects of orally ingested nanomaterials on the human body, with focus on the intestine and liver.

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Stadler

Richard Stadler

Nestlé, Switzerland

Richard Stadler is the Head of the Institute for Food Safety & Analytical Science at Nestlé in Lausanne. Richard has held several research and quality management positions within Nestlé. He is also the Chairman of the FoodDrinkEurope contaminants expert group.

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Michele Suman

Barilla, Italy

Michele Suman is the Head of the Food Safety & Authenticity Research Unit at Barilla, working in an international context on research projects within the field of food chemistry, food safety-quality-authenticity, food contact materials, sensing and mass spectrometry applications. He is the Chair of the Italian National Normative Organization (UNI) Food Authenticity Working Group, the Vicechair of the ILSI Food Contaminants Task Force and Coordinator of Quality-Food Safety Pillar - Italian National Cluster Agrifood Scientific Board. Finally, he is Adjunct Professor of AgriFood Authenticity at Catholic University Sacred Heart – Milan/Piacenza.

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Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1195.00 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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