12th International Fresenius Conference "Contaminants and Residues in Food"

9 Apr - 10 Apr 2019, Park Inn by Radisson Köln City West, Cologne/Germany

12th International Fresenius Conference "Contaminants and Residues in Food"

Overview Programme Speakers Venue Prices & Services

Overview

Highlights

  • European Community policy on contaminants in foodstuffs
  • Pros and cons of analytical progress
  • WHO on epidemiological studies for risk assessment
  • Update on the first German total diet study (MEAL study)
  • Fumonisins and their modified forms
  • JECFA evaluation to co-exposure of fumonisins and aflatoxins
  • Alternaria-toxins in raw material for baby food production
  • Pyrrolizidine alkaloids and tropane alkaloids
  • Current developments on furan and methylfuran in food
  • Mitigation strategies for 3-MCPD esters and glycidol esters
  • Microplastics in food and water
  • Chlorinated paraffins in the food chain
  • New risk assessment of dioxins
  • Toxicity of mineral oil hydrocarbons

Who do you meet?

Groups that should take part:

Managing directors, boards of directors, managers, consultants and scientists in the fields of

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

Sectors that should take part:

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

Picture credit: © mammamaart

Programme

Get-Together on Monday, 8 April 2019

Will you arrive on Monday? Come to the hotel bar at 8 p.m. and meet other participants and speakers in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

8.30 Registration and coffee and tea

9.00 Welcome address by Akademie Fresenius and the Chair

Dieter Schrenk, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Europe and worldwide – science, policy, practice

9.10 Recent and future developments of EU legislation in the field of agricultural and environmental contaminants

Frans Verstraete, European Commission, Belgium (invited)

9.40 The sensitivity limbo – pros and cons of analytical progress

Peter Fürst, Chemical and Veterinary Analytical Institute Münsterland-Emscher-Lippe (CVUA-MEL), Germany

10.05 The supply chain of information on contaminants in food: The role of industry in enhancing consumer protection

Neil Buck, General Mills, Switzerland

10.30 Panel discussion

11.00 Coffee and tea break

11.30 Design of the first German total diet study to assess dietary exposure

  • Number and selection of foods in the food list
  • Spectrum and schedule of substances to be analysed
  • Process of food collection, food preparation, analysis and exposure assessment
  • Studies for representativeness of the German population

Irmela Sarvan, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

11.55 Risk evaluation tool for chemical contaminants

Tilemachos Goumperis, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

12.20 WHO perspective on using epidemiological studies for risk assessment

Angelika Tritscher, World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland

12.45 Panel discussion

13.15 Lunch

Plant toxins

14.15 New aspects on natural plant ingredients or contaminants in food including tropane alkaloids and pyrrolizidine alkaloids

  • Exposure, mechanism, toxicological endpoints, risk assessment

Alfonso Lampen, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

14.40 Pyrrolizidine and tropane alkaloids in products of plant origin – an update by the tea and herbal infusions industry

Maximilian Wittig, German Tea Association and German Herbal Infusions Association, Germany

15.05 Panel discussion

Residues and environmental contaminants

15.25 Toxicity of mineral hydrocarbons – how a toxicological evaluation can be misled

Konrad Grob, Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

15.50 Coffee and tea break

16.20 Microplastics: Challenges in method development

Richard Stadler, Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland

16.45 Chlorinated paraffins in the food chain

Rainer Malisch, State Institute for Chemical and Veterinary Analysis (CVUA) of Food Freiburg, Germany

17.35 EFSA’s new risk assessment of dioxins (PCDD/Fs and DL-PCBs in food and feed)

Ron Hoogenboom, RIKILT Wageningen UR, The Netherlands

18.00 Panel discussion

18.55 End of the first conference day

19.30 Departure time for the evening event

After the end of the first conference day, Akademie Fresenius would like to invite you to a leisurely dinner at the restaurant Joseph’s in the Rheinau harbour. You have the opportunity of better getting to know other participants you met during the day over a relaxed meal. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

8.20 Welcoming speech by the Chair

Peter Fürst, Chemical and Veterinary Analytical Institute Münsterland-Emscher-Lippe (CVUA-MEL), Germany

Mycotoxins

8.25 EFSA’s recent assessments of fumonisins and their modified forms and a short update on on-going work on mycotoxins

Hans Steinkellner, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

8.50 Bound fumonisins in food

Lucie Racault, Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland

9.15 JECFA evaluation to co-exposure of fumonisins and aflatoxins

Angelika Tritscher, World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland

9.40 Panel discussion

10.10 Coffee and tea break

10.40 Occurrence of alternaria-toxins and human exposure in Germany

Hans-Ulrich Humpf, University of Münster, Germany

11.05 Alternaria-toxins in raw material for baby food production – challenges for industry

Georg Hartmann, HIPP-Werk Georg Hipp, Germany

11.30 Panel discussion

12.00 Lunch

Process contaminants

13.00 Recent and future developments of EU legislation in the field of process contaminants

Frans Verstraete, European Commission, Belgium (invited)

13.25 EFSA’s assessment of furan and methylfuran in food

Heather Wallace, University of Aberdeen, UK

13.50 Industry applications, including furan and methylfurans

Richard Stadler, Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland

14.15 Mitigation strategies for 3-MCPD and glycidol esters during vegetable oil refining

Nils Hinrichsen, ADM, Germany

14.40 Panel discussion

15.20 End of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Buck

Neil Buck

General Mills, Switzerland

Neil Buck is a Corporate Toxicologist for General Mills. He spends most of his time on innovation of products and production processes and in managing technical regulatory affairs. Neil has spent more than 15 years in industry. He participates in Committees in Food Drink Europe, the US Grocery Manufacturers Association, and both ILSI EU and North America.

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Fürst

Peter Fürst

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

Peter Fürst is the Chief Executive Officer of the CVUA-MEL in Münster and Honorary Professor at the University Münster. Until 2014 he was Head of the Department „Special Analytical Services”. He joined the EFSA CONTAM Panel from 2006-2015 where he was Vice-Chair from 2012 to 2015. From 2018 to 2021 he is an EFSA FAF Panel Member.

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Goumperis

Tilemachos Goumperis

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Tilemachos Goumperis is currently a Scientific Officer in the Nutrition Unit in the area of novel foods. He joined EFSA in 2008 and was previously working in the Scientific Committee and Emerging Risks Unit.

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Grob

Konrad Grob

Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

Konrad Grob is partially retired from the Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich and a member of EFSA’s CEP Panel

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Hartmann

Georg Hartmann

HIPP-Werk Georg Hipp, Germany

Georg Hartmann is a state-approved Food Chemist and responsible for the area of quality assurance with special focus on science and key issues.

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Helling

Rüdiger Helling

Saxon State Ministry for Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, Germany

Rüdiger Helling has been working as Head of the Food Contact Materials and Consumer Goods Section at the Saxon State Laboratory for Public and Veterinary Health for 14 years. In his current position as Head of Division at the Saxon State Ministry for Social Affairs and Consumer Protection he is responsible for the whole diversity of not only contaminants in food.

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Hinrichsen

Nils Hinrichsen

ADM, Germany

Nils Hinrichsen is a Food Chemist. He has been working in oils and fats research since 1999 and with ADM in the Oils and Fats Research Center in Hamburg since 2008.

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Hoogenboom

Ron Hoogenboom

RIKILT Wageningen UR, The Netherlands

Ron Hoogenboom is the Programme Leader Food Contaminants at RIKILT Wageningen UR, dealing with environmental contaminants, pesticides and toxins from moulds, algae and plants. Since 2012 he has been a member of the EFSA CONTAM Panel.

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Humpf

Hans-Ulrich Humpf

University of Münster, Germany

Hans-Ulrich Humpf is a Professor for Food Chemistry at the University of Münster and Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy. His scientific interests are mycotoxins with a focus on HPLC-MS/MS analysis, structure elucidation, thermal stability, biosynthesis, toxicity and mode of action.

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Lampen

Alfonso Lampen

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Alfonso Lampen is Head of the Department Food Safety at the BfR in Berlin and Professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine Hannover.

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Malisch

Rainer Malisch

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

Rainer Malisch has been working as Head of the EU Reference Laboratory for Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Food and Feed since 2006. He was previously Head of the Dioxin Laboratory at the State Institute for Chemical and Veterinary Analysis of Food.

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Lucie Racault

Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland

Lucie Racault works for the Institute of Food Safety and Analytical Sciences at Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne. Ing. MSc. Lucie Racault qualified as an engineer in analytical chemistry at the European School of chemistry, polymers and materials in Strasbourg (France) in 2008. In 2009 she joined Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne (Switzerland) where she was leading the mycotoxins and veterinary drug residues analytical development activities. She then focused her research on the evaluation of new rapid analytical technologies for contaminants monitoring for fast acceptance/rejection of raw materials.

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Sarvan

Irmela Sarvan

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Irmela Sarvan is the Coordinator of the BfR MEAL study, the first total diet study in Germany. Since 2015 she has been working in the Department of Exposure of the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Berlin.

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Schrenk

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 first in 2003. Since this year he has been the Chair of this panel.

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Stadler

Richard Stadler

Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland

Richard Stadler holds the position of Group Expert for Chemical Food Safety, within the Nestlé Corporate Quality Management function. He is the Chairman of the FoodDrinkEurope "Process contaminants" expert group.

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Steinkellner

Hans Steinkellner

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Hans Steinkellner has been a Senior Scientific Officer (Toxicologist) in the Biological Hazards and Contaminants Unit (BIOCONTAM) of EFSA in Parma since 2014. From 2007 to 2014 he was Scientific Officer in the Pesticide Unit. Before joining EFSA he worked for the European Chemicals Bureau of the JRC.

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Tritscher

Angelika Tritscher

World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland

Angelika Tritscher is the WHO’s Risk Assessment and Management Coordinator for its Food Safety and Zoonoses Department. She joined the WHO in 2003.

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Wallace

Heather Wallace

University of Aberdeen, School of Medicine, UK

Heather Wallace is the Professor of Biochemical Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Aberdeen. Heather is President-Elect of EUROTOX and chair of the Scientific Programme Committee. She is an advisor to IUTOX SPC and Immediate Past President of the British Toxicology Society.

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Wittig

Maximilian Wittig

German Tea Association and German Herbal Infusions Association, Germany

Maximilian Wittig is a Food Chemist and has been the German Tea Association’s Secretary General since 2016. He serves as well as an expert on the pyrrolizidine alkaloid issue of the German Herbal Infusions Association and Tea & Herbal Infusions Europe.

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Venue

Park Inn by Radisson Köln City West
Innere Kanalstraße 15
50823 Köln
Phone: +49 221 5701-0
E-Mail: koelnproventhotels.com
www.parkinn-hotel-koeln.de

We have reserved a limited number of rooms for our participants at reduced rates at the hotel. These rooms can be booked up to 6 weeks prior to the start of the event. Please book early and directly through the hotel quoting„Fresenius“ as reference.

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,895.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • conference participation
  • conference documentation
  • lunch
  • coffee breaks and conference beverages
  • the evening event on 9 April 2019

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.

Group reductions

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).


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