Residues of PFAS in Food

During this online conference representatives from the regulatory authorities, the food industry as well as from the scientific fields are presenting the most pressing questions on how to deal with PFAS in food including food contact materials.

04.05.2023
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Overview

Contaminants like PFAS are strictly regulated within the European Union. The risk management and toxicological assessment of contaminants, 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 perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food
  • Restriction of PFAS under REACH
  • Restriction of PFAS under the framework of the new Drinking Water Directive
  • The German representative food monitoring with focus on PFAS
  • Perfluoro compounds in food contact materials
  • Toxicology of short-chain and long-chain PFAS
  • Parts per trillion levels of PFAS 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 drink industry
  • Food retailing
  • Packaging industry
  • Food inspection offices
  • Laboratories
  • Research institutes
  • Authorities
  • Professional associations

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Programme

Thursday, 4 May 2023

Timings are in Central European Summer Time, CEST.



Morning Session | 9:00 – 11:50
8:45
Login Time
9:00
Welcome address by Akademie Fresenius and introduction by the Chairs

Thomas Simat, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany
Thomas Gude, SQTS, Switzerland

EU policy on perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food

Veerle Vanheusden, European Commission, Belgium

Restriction of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under REACH
  • Scope of the proposed PFAS restriction and potential implications for the food sector (e.g. FCM, paper and board)
  • REACH restriction process and possibilities for contribution
  • Potential timing of the PFAS restriction

Frauke Averbeck, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Germany

Short break
Restriction of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under the framework of the new Drinking Water Directive

Alexander Eckhardt, German Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Germany

How do which substances get into the environment from which sources?

Which substances do exist? How is it distributed in the environment? Where does it come from?

Norina Aßhoff, Chemical and Veterinary Analytical Institute Münsterland-Emscher-Lippe (CVUA-MEL), Germany



Afternoon Session | 12:50 – 16:10
The German representative food monitoring with focus on PFAS

Michael Jud, Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany

Perfluoro compounds in food contact materials, e.g. coatings, paper additives, teflon

Thomas Simat, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany

Short break
Toxicology of short-chain and long-chain PFAS – view from the WFSR

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

Toxicology of short-chain and long-chain PFAS – view from the German BfR

Franziska Kupprat, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Short break
Parts per trillion levels of PFAS in food

Xanthippe Theurillat, Nestlé Research, Switzerland

16:10
End of the online conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Averbeck

Frauke Averbeck

Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Germany

Frauke Averbeck is working in the Unit “Evaluation of Chemicals and Risk Management” at the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) in Dortmund/Germany. Amongst other tasks in the context of the REACH Regulation she is coordinating the German authorities’ work as well as co-leading, together with her Dutch colleagues, the common efforts of the five Member States proposing a comprehensive ban of PFASs under the REACH Regulation.

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Aßhoff

Norina Aßhoff

Chemical and Veterinary Analytical Institute Münsterland-Escher-Lippe, Germany

Norina Aßhoff is a Food Chemist and joined the Chemical and Veterinary Analytical Institute Münsterland-Emscher-Lippe as a PhD student in 2022.

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Eckhardt

Alexander Eckhardt

German Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Germany

Gude

Thomas Gude

SQTS Swiss Quality Testing Services, Switzerland

Thomas Gude has been the Deputy Head of SQTS, Switzerland, for over 18 years. He is heading the laboratories dealing with food and non-food analysis as well as with risk assessments.

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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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Jud

Michael Jud

German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany

Michael Jud is a Food Chemist and Senior Scientific Officer in the Unit \"Monitoring Strategy and Coordination\" of the Food Safety Department at the German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL). Being engaged in the BVL since 2002, the focus of his interest lies within the implementation of EU regulations regarding industrial and environmental contaminants as well as persistent organic pollutants in food. He is a member of several EC expert groups on contaminants in food and of the German delegation to the Codex alimentarius Committee on contaminants in Foods (CCCF).

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Franziska Kupprat

German Federal Institue for Risk Assessment, Germany

Simat

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’’.

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Xanthippe Theurillat

Nestlé Research, Switzerland

Vanheusden

Veerle Vanheusden

European Commission, Belgium

Veerle Vanheusden is a Policy Officer in DG SANTE of the European Commission. She joined the European Commission in 2013, where she worked for four years in the Unit “Pesticides and Biocides”. In 2017 she moved to the Unit dealing with food processing technologies and novel foods, where her main area of activity is the EU policy and legislation on contaminants. She has previously worked in the private pharmaceutical sector.

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Venue

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Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 895.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • Participation in the Online Event
  • Certificate of participation
  • Training documentation (available after the training via download from our website)

Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 495.00 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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Programme and conceptual design

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Programme and conceptual design

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