5 Oct - 6 Oct 2022, Novotel Düsseldorf City West
Our flexibility guarantee applies to all our face-to-face events until 31 December 2022. All information on the fexibility guarantee and our safety and hygiene measures can be found here.
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 once again in 2022: On 5 and 6 October in Dusseldorf. Of course, the health of all our participants is our number one priority. That is why we have strictly limited the number of places this time around.
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!
Risk management and risk assessment updates
Toxicological tests/bioassay method
Safety and analytical aspects
Managing directors, boards of directors, members of supervisory boards, managers and scientists in the fields of:
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Morning Session 09.00 – 12.00
8.30 On-site registration & opening of the virtual meeting room
9.00 Welcoming speech by the organisers and the Chair
Dieter Schrenk, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
The presentation slots include sufficient time for questions and answers.
9.10 European Union update on FCM in foodstuffs: Update on the REFIT exercise and other activities
Representative of the European Commission or a Member State authority
10.10 The German Printing Inks Ordinance
Katharina Adler, German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Germany
10.45 – 11.25 Coffee break
11.25 Compliance work – functioning of and expectations from FCM-enforcement
Nadine Bohni, Office of Consumer Protection and Veterinary Affairs St. Gallen, Switzerland
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch break
Afternoon Session 14.00 – 16.30
14.00 EFSA’s activities in the area of FCM, including an update on phthalates
Katharina Volk, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy
14.45 Toxicology and risk assessment – quo vadis?
Alan Boobis, Imperial College London, UK
15.20 – 15.50 Coffee break
15.50 Perfluoro substances and the BfR recommendations
Leonard John, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany
16.30 End of the first conference day
18.00 Joint evening event
After the first conference day you are most welcome to attend our evening event for an unhurried evening of good food and leisure time. Please join us to continue the day’s interesting discussions in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.
Morning Session 9.00 – 12.30
9.00 Welcoming address and opening remarks by the Chair
Peter K.T. Oldring, Sherwin Williams, UK
9.15 Determination of DNA-reactive genotoxic substances in migrates of FCM
Christian Kirchnawy, OFI – Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology, Austria
10.00 Coffee break
10.50 Update on recycling/dissolution based recycling and risk assessment of rPlastic issued from this technology
Martin Schlummer, Fraunhofer IVV, Germany
11.25 Update on recycling for food contact materials – an industry position
Koen Weel, The Coca-Cola Company, Belgium
12.00 Use of rPlastics (chemical data and scientific topics related to rPlastics)
Lionel Spack, Nestlé, Switzerland
12.35 Lunch break
Afternoon Session 13.30 – 15.30
13.35 Activity of the EC Joint Research Centre in the field of mineral oil in food
– Outcome from 5 collaborative trials on MOAH in infant formula, organized by the JRC during the last 3 years (2020 – 2022) with the aim to harmonise a standard operating procedure (SOP)
Stefanka Bratinova, European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), Belgium
14.10 Update on strategies for analysing NIAS
Cristina Nerin, University of Zaragoza, Spain
14.45 Update on analysis of microplastics in food and FCM
Darena Schymanski, Chemcial and Veterinary Analytical Institute Münsterland-Emscher-Lippe (CVUA-MEL), Germany
15.20 End of the conference
PLEASE NOTE: The indicated times refer to Central European Summer Time CEST.
German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Germany
Katharina Adler has been working with the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) since January 2003. About ten years, she was responsible for specific traditional foods and novel foods. In 2005 she worked with the European Commission and in 2010/2011 with the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the EU. In 2012, she took on responsibility for food contact materials. Since January 2022 she acts as chair of the Council of Europe European Committee for Food Contact Materials and Articles (CD-P-MCA), as already from 2016 until 2019. She is a Food Chemist by training.mehrweniger
Office of Consumer Protection and Veterinary Affairs St. Gallen, Switzerland
Alan R. Boobis
Imperial College London, UK
Alan R. Boobis retired from his chair at Imperial College London in June 2017 and is now Emeritus Professor of Toxicology. His research interests include mechanistic toxicology, risk assessment and the effects of mixtures. He has been a member of the EFSA PPR Panel and the Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain. He has also been a member/Chair of the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues and of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (residues of veterinary drugs) for approx. 20 years. He currently chairs the UK Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment.mehrweniger
European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), Belgium
Stefanka Bratinova is an Analytical Chemist and a Scientific Project Officer at the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Geel. From 2004 to 2010 she worked on temporary contracts in EURL-FCM in Ispra, joined the Unit of Food Safety at JRC-Geel (former IRMM) in 2012.and returned back to EURL-FCM activities after JRC seized to operate the teams of EURL-PAHs and EURL-Mycotoxins.mehrweniger
German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany
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 doctor 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.mehrweniger
University of 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 was a Member of the WG Recycling in EFSA's CEP Panel from 2010 to 2018.mehrweniger
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.mehrweniger
Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV), Germany
Martin Schlummer is a Business Development Manager of Recycling and the Environment at the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV) in Freising. He has been with Fraunhofer-IVV as a research fellow since 1999. As a responsible scientist he was responsible for process development and analytical process evaluation.mehrweniger
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.mehrweniger
Chemcial and Veterinary Analytical Institute Münsterland-Emscher-Lippe (CVUA-MEL), Germany
Darena Schymanski is a Food Chemist and one of the heads of the speciality laboratory in the Department "Special Instrumental Analyses, Contaminants and Residues" at the CVUA-MEL in Münster. She is responsible for the analysis of microplastics and nanoparticles, elements, stable isotopes, radioactivity and irradiated foods. In 2015 she left the Thuringian State Office for Consumer Protection to join the CVUA-MEL in Münster, where she wrote her dissertation about microplastics in mineralwater and food contact materials.mehrweniger
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.mehrweniger
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy
Katharina Volk has been Junior Scientific Officer within the FCM team of EFSA since 2015.mehrweniger
Coca-Cola Company, Belgium
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.
Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 795.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.
For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15% discount from the third participant onwards (it doesn’t apply for representatives of an authority or a public university).
Although we cannot substitute an intensive exchange with your fellow colleagues, we can provide you with a complete set of event documentation. The event documentation package includes all the presentations on the event agenda (subject to the approval of our speakers). It will be sent out around two weeks after the event once we have received your payment (free of shipping costs). We will also provide you with details on how to access the restricted download section on our website. This section contains all the latest versions of the presentations in colour and in digital form.
Price: € 295.00 plus VAT
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You can personally present your products and services directly to your specific target group. We would be happy to provide you with further information on all the available options from a simple product information display to a complete exhibition stand.
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