13th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Contaminants and Residues in Food"

19 Nov - 20 Nov 2020, Atrium Hotel Mainz/Germany

13th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Contaminants and Residues in Food"

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Overview

You are asking yourself, whether you will be able to travel this autumn and whether to book this conference right now?

We all wish to go back to normal and as of June 2020 we have been able to implement on-site meetings, here in Germany. However, our social responsibility and the health of our customers, employees and speakers are of the utmost importance for us, which is why we closely monitor the developments and comply with the current recommendations of the authorities. That is why we guarantee that you can rebook all events booked with us at any time and free of charge - this way you maintain full flexibility with your planning! If the circumstances do not allow for an on-site meeting later this year, we will change this conference into a virtual meeting. We promise, that we will inform you about any developments in due course!

Highlights

    • European Community policy on contaminants infoodstuff s
    • European Commission on RASFF and AAC
    • Recent developments at JMPR and JECFA (veterinary drugs)
    • Risk, regulation and compliance – experience of the EU contaminant paradigm
    • Endocrine activities – are they an issue in food?
    • EFSA’s recent assessments of aflatoxins and ochratoxin A
    • Ochratoxin A and 2’R Ochratoxin A: New insights
    • EFSA’s assessment of glycoalkaloids and chlorinated paraffins
    • THC and cannabinoids – is there a concern?
    • Mycotoxins – predicting levels and controlling storage
    • Multiple source substances
    • EFSA’s exposure and risk assessment of PFAS
    • Update on microplastics and nanoplastics
    • Update on benchmark levels for MOSH/MOAH
    • Process contaminants and technology

    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


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    Programme

    Thursday, 19 November 2020

    8.30 Registration and coffee and tea

    9.00 Welcome address by Akademie Fresenius and the Chair
    Peter Fürst
    , Münster, Germany

    Europe and worldwide – science, policy, practice

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

    Frans Verstraete, European Commission, Belgium

    9.40 Recent developments at JMPR and JECFA (veterinary drugs)

    Alan R. Boobis, Imperial College London, UK

    10.05 RASFF and AAC – two EU tools for information exchange on health risks and food fraud

    Jan Baele, European Commission, Belgium

    10.30 Panel discussion
    11.00 Coffee and tea break

    11.30 Risk, regulation and compliance – experience of the EU contaminant paradigm

    Neil Buck, General Mills, Switzerland

    Process contaminants

    11.55 Process contaminants and technology

    Richard Stadler, Nestlé, Switzerland

    Residues and environmental contaminants

    12.20 Endocrine activities – are they an issue in food?

    Karma Fussell, Nestlé, Switzerland

    12.45 Panel discussion
    13.15 Lunch

    14.45 EFSA’s recent assessment of chlorinated paraffins in the food chain

    Luisa Ramos Bordajandi, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

    15.10 Multiple source substances and Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

    • Problems for food business operators in practice: Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 sets MRLs for pesticide residues in food but according to the view of authorities, the MRLs shall apply independent from the source of the substance
    • Examples of such multiple source substances
    • Proposals for solutions

    Birgit Christall, Food Federation Germany, Germany

    15.35 EFSA’s exposure assessment of PFAS

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

    16.00 EFSA’s risk assessment of PFAS

    Tanja Schwerdtle, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

    16.25 Panel discussion
    16.55 Coffee and tea break

    17.25 Update on micro- and nanoplastics: Oral toxicology and risk assessment

    • Occurrence, detection and quantification methods
    • Uptake and crossing of microplastics through the intestinal barrier
    • In vitro cellular systems and toxicological analysis
    • Approaches for risk assessment

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

    17.50 Update on benchmark levels for MOSH/MOAH

    Rüdiger Helling, Saxon State Ministry for Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, Germany

    18.15 Mineral oil – analytical challenges and gaps in toxicological knowledge

    Angelika Tritscher, Danone, The Netherlands

    18.40 Panel discussion
    19.10 End of the first conference day and dinner

    19.30 Evening event
    Continue the networking at the close of the first conference day and enjoy a fine-dining experience with a welcome drink, 3-course meal, coffee and wine.

    Friday, 20 November 2020

    8.40 Welcoming speech by the Chair
    Dieter Schrenk, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

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

    Frans Verstraete, European Commission, Belgium

    Secondary plant components

    9.30 Glycoalkaloids in food

    Bettina Grasl-Kraupp, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

    9.55 THC and cannabinoids – is there a concern? Challenges in analytics

    Peter Fürst, Münster, Germany

    10.20 Panel discussion
    11.00 Coffee and tea break

    Mycotoxins

    11.35 EFSA’s recent assessment of ochratoxin A

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

    12.00 EFSA’s recent assessments of aflatoxins

    Katleen Baert, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

    12.25 Ochratoxin A and 2’R Ochratoxin A: New insights into occurrence, metabolism and metabolite kinetics

    Benedikt Cramer, University of Münster, Germany

    12.50 Post-harvest strategies to predict-controlmitigate mycotoxins in the cereals chain

    Michele Suman, Barilla, Italy

    13.15 Panel discussion
    14.00 Lunch and end of the conference

    Speakers

    Name

    Company

    Jan Baele

    European Commission, Belgium

    Jan Baele is the RASFF Head of Sector and part of the European Commission DG SANTE Unit responsible for coordinating and managing the RASFF system across EU countries. In 2018 he and RASFF teams across the EU dealt with about 4,000 alerts and notifications.

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    Katleen Baert

    European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

    Katleen Baert is a Bio-engineer in chemistry and has been a Scientific Officer in the BIOCONTAM Unit of EFSA since 2010. Before joining EFSA she worked for the Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain as a Risk Assessor for biological and chemical hazards.

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    Boobis

    Alan R. Boobis

    Imperial College London, UK

    Alan R. Boobis retired from his chair at Imperial College London June 2017, and is now Emeritus Professor of Toxicology at the College. His research interests include mechanistic toxicology, risk assessment and the effects of mixtures. He has published over 250 original research papers and has been a member of the EFSA PPR Panel and the Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain. He has been a member/Chair of 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.

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    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 20 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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    Christall

    Birgit Christall

    Food Federation Germany, Germany

    Birgit Christall is a Food Chemist and has a long history as expert in contaminants and especially pesticide residues in food. She worked in different private laboratories, for authorities and the baby food industry. In 2010 she joined the Food Federation Germany (former BLL). She is responsible for topics on residues and contaminants in the association.

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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”. He is developing methods for the analysis of mycotoxins and the detection of new metabolites and degradation products.

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    Karma Fussell

    Nestlé, Switzerland

    Karma Fussell is a Toxicologist and a Senior Specialist in Chemical Food Safety at Nestlé with expertise in developmental and reproductive toxicology and endocrine disruption measured in vivo and in vitro. She joined Nestlé in 2014 after concluding a Post-Doc begun in 2011 at BASF, where she also became a Study Director in 2012.

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    Fürst

    Peter Fürst

    Münster, Germany

    Peter Fürst retired from the CVUA-MEL (Chemical and Veterinary Analytical Institute Münsterland-Emscher-Lippe) board 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 last year he has been a member of the EFSA FAF Panel.

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    Grasl-Kraupp

    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 Consumer Protection, 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 Consumer Protection 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 assistent 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 is the vice-chair of the WG on PFASs.

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    Luisa Ramos Bordajandi

    European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

    Luisa Ramos Bordajandi is a Scientist focused on the development of multidimensional analytical techniques for the analysis of contaminants in food. In 2008, she joined EFSA and acts since then as a Scientific Officer within the BIOCONTAM Unit. There she provides support for the EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain and its Working Groups in the development of risk assessments.

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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 in 2003. Since 2018 he has been the Chair of this panel.

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    Schwerdtle

    Tanja Schwerdtle

    German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

    Tanja Schwerdtle is a Food Chemist 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). She is the Chair of the WG on PFASs.

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    Sieg

    Holger Sieg

    German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

    Holger Sieg is a Biochemist and has been the Head of the Junior Research Group Nanotoxicology based in the Food Safety Department at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Berlin since 2017. The group conducts research concerning the uptake and effects of orally ingested nanomaterials on the human body, with a main focus on the intestine and liver and is involved in national and international research projects.

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    Stadler

    Richard Stadler

    Nestlé, Switzerland

    Richard Stadler is the Head of the Institute for Food Safety & Analytical Science 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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    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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    Suman

    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 Organisation (UNI) Food Authenticity Working Group, the Chair of the ILSI Process Related Compounds & Natural Toxins Task Force and a Member of the Scientific Board of the Italian Chemistry Society - Food Chemistry Inter-divisional Group.

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    Tritscher

    Angelika Tritscher

    Danone, The Netherlands

    Angelika Tritscher is the Global Food Safety Director for the Danone’s Specialised Nutrition Division since 2019, assuring the safety of the products in the early life and medical nutrition business. Before she was WHO’s Risk Assessment and Management Coordinator for its Food Safety and Zoonoses Department.

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    Verstraete

    Frans Verstraete

    European Commission, Belgium

    Frans Verstraete works in the European Commission in the Direction General SANTE and is responsible for legislation on contaminants.

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    Venue

    Atrium Hotel Mainz
    Flugplatzstr. 44
    55126 Mainz
    Phone: +49 6131 491-0
    E-Mail: infoatrium-mainz.de
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    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 19 November 2020

    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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