Contaminants and Residues in Food

Representatives from the regulatory bodies, research institutes and industry are presenting the most pressing questions on how to deal with process, environmental and agricultural contaminants as well as residues. We inform you reliably about all regulatory developments and scientific findings of the last few months, e.g. on bisphenol A, PFAS and mineral oil.

16.05. — 17.05.2024
Novotel Düsseldorf City West
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Contaminants and residues in food are strictly regulated within the European Union. The risk management and toxicological assessment of contaminants and residues, essential to produce compliant products, pose 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.


  • European Community policy on contaminants in foodstuffs
  • Emerging chemical risk identification
  • The use of digital tools across the food safety landscape
  • Food fraud and downgraded quality – update on the challenges
  • Current developments on bisphenol A (BPA) and in mineral oils
  • PFAS – industry perspective and challenges ahead
  • Micro- and nanoplastics and progress in the analytical sciences
  • “Multiple use” substances – examples and next steps
  • POPs and conclusions of the global WHO/UNEP human milk studies
  • Arsenic and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in food

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

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Paolo Augusto Da Costa Filho

Nestlé Research, Switzerland


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.


Georg Hartmann

HIPP, Germany

Natalia P. Ivleva

Technical University of Munich, Germany


Rainer Malisch

EU Reference Laboratory for Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Feed and Food, Germany

Rainer Malisch retired as the Head of the Dioxin Laboratory at the State Institute for Chemical and Veterinary Analysis of Food in Freiburg. He has been working as Head of the Reference Laboratory for determination of chlorinated and brominated POPs in human milk for the WHO/UNEP-coordinated exposure studies in the period 2000-2019 and as Director of the EU Reference Laboratory for Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Food and Feed since 2006.


Hans J.P. Marvin

Hayan Group, the Netherlands

Hans J.P. Marvin is a Biochemist and has been a Senior Scientist at Hayan group in the Netherlands since 2022. In 1991 he started as a Senior Scientist (biochemistry) at Centre for Plant Breeding and Reproduction Research (CPRO) in Wageningen, the Netherlands. In 1999, he moved to RIKILT Wageningen UR, now called Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR) and became a Senior Scientist specialised in many aspects of food safety, including analysis of foods, research on safety and risk assessment for authorities. He worked on a number of food safety issues, including emerging risk, big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), food/feed issues related to biotechnology and nanotechnology and risk analysis and initiated many activities within the Netherlands and EU in these fields. Hans’s personal research specialisms are (i) methods for early warning & emerging risk identification, (ii) application of a system approach to food safety and modelling, (iii) application of Bayesian Networks in prediction models for food safety and food fraud, iv) introduction of big data analytics in food safety research including big data infrastructure. On these topics he has organised and chaired numerous workshops and is author and co-author of over 125 peer-reviewed scientific publications.


Dieter Schrenk

University of Kaiserslautern-Landau, Germany

Dieter Schrenk has been a Professor for Food Chemistry and Environmental Toxicology at the University of Kaiserslautern-Landau 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.


Tanja Schwerdtle

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Tanja Schwerdtle is a Food Chemist and Toxicologist and has been a Full Professor for Food Chemistry at the University of Münster since 2008 and at the University of Potsdam’s Institute of Nutritional Science since 2013. Since March 2020 she has been the Vice President of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Berlin. She is a member of numerous scientific committees, such as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel for Contaminants. Since 2021 she has been the Chair of the EFSA WG on arsenic in food.


Richard Stadler

Nestlé Research, 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.


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: € 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?

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