14th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Contaminants and Residues in Food"+++ONLINE CONFERENCE

27 Oct - 28 Oct 2021, Online Conference | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH

14th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Contaminants and Residues in Food"+++ONLINE CONFERENCE

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Overview

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Highlights

  • European Community policy on contaminants in foodstuffs
  • JECFA evaluation of ergot alkaloids
  • The role of ILSI Europe in advancing the safety of contaminants in food
  • Studying alternaria toxins' fate during industrial tomato sauces processing
  • Challenges for risk assessment of toxic plant ingredients
  • Anti-nutritional factors and plant toxins – industry perspective
  • Furan and alkylfurans in breakfast cereals
  • Risk assessment of hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDDs) in food
  • Update of the EFSA risk assessment of nickel in food and drinking water
  • Inorganic arsenic in food
  • Update on nitrate and nitrite
  • Update on benchmark levels for MOSH, MOSH-analogues and MOAH in food
  • MOSH/MOAH in vegetable oils – a review of potential mitigation strategies
  • Analysis of mineral oil and synthetic hydrocarbons in food and how to interpret the results
  • Update on microplastic in food
  • Microplastic: Update on analysing methods and occurrence
  • Chlorinated paraffins in the food chain – is there a risk?
  • Sensitivity of analytical methods in relation to risk assessment of contaminants – some examples besides PFAS

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

PLEASE NOTE: The indicated times refer to Central European Time CET. 

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Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Morning Session 10:45 – 13:15 CET

Welcome address by Akademie Fresenius and introduction by the Chairs 

Peter Fürst, Münster

Dieter Schrenk, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Europe and worldwide – science, policy and practice

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

Frans Verstraete, European Commission, Belgium

JECFA evaluation of ergot alkaloids

  • Ergot alkaloids: Scope of the problem
  • Recent JECFA full evaluation (toxicological assessment and exposure assessment)

Utz Mueller, formerly Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), Australia

The role of ILSI Europe in advancing the safety of contaminants in food

Neil Buck, General Mills, Switzerland

Mycotoxins and plant toxins

Studying alternaria toxins' fate during industrial tomato sauces processing

Michele Suman, Barilla, Italy

Afternoon Session 14:15 – 17:15 CET

Challenges for risk assessment of toxic plant ingredients

  • Procedure and challenges for risk assessment of toxic plant ingredients
  • Secondary plant metabolites as examples

Stefanie Hessel-Pras, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Challenges for risk assessment of toxic plant ingredients

Thomas Stroheker, Nestlé Research, Switzerland

Process contaminants

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

Frans Verstraete, European Commission, Belgium

Furan and alkylfurans in breakfast cereals

  • Analysis, occurrence and formation – results of an ongoing research project

Hans-Ulrich Humpf, University of Münster, Germany

Inorganic and organic substances

EFSA’s risk assessment of nitrate and nitrite in feed

Christer Hogstrand, King’s College London, UK

Inorganic arsenic in food

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

End of the first day

Thursday, 28 October 2021

Morning Session 10:50 – 13:15 CET

Inorganic and organic substances

Update on the EFSA risk assessment of nickel in food and drinking water

Elsa Nielsen, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark 

Update on the risk assessment of hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDDs) in food

  • Hazard identification and characterisation
  • Occurrence and dietary exposure assessment for the European population
  • Risk characterisation
  • Recommendations

Christiane Vleminckx, Sciensano, Belgium

Heavy metals – supply chain challenges

Angelika Tritscher, Danone, The Netherlands

Mineral oil hydrocarbons 

Update on benchmark levels for MOSH, MOSH-analogues and MOAH in food

  • More insight in different food categories
  • Current data compared to the EFSA exposure assessment of 2012

Rüdiger Helling, Saxon State Ministry for Social Affairs and Cohesion, Germany

MOSH/MOAH in vegetable oil – a review of potential mitigation strategies

  • Why is vegetable oil more susceptible to MOSH/MOAH than other food ingredients?
  • How can low MOSH/MOAH levels in oil mills and refineries be maintained?
  • Different mitigation approaches under discussion
  • What downsides could be expected from what mitigation approaches?
  • What samples still are problematic – even with changed and improved analytical systems?

Nils Hinrichsen, ADM, Germany

Afternoon Session 14:15 – 16:05 CET

Analysis of mineral oil and synthetic hydrocarbons in food and how to interpret the results

  • The potential of comprehensive two-dimensional GCxGC FID/MS to characterise the MOSH and MOAH fraction 
  • Recognition of polyolefin oligomers and synthetic hydrocarbons 
  • Quantification of 3-7 ring MOAH

Maurus Biedermann, Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

Other contaminants

Chlorinated paraffins in the food chain – is there a risk

  • Current state of risk assessment for EU consumers
  • Results of a German market basket and meal study
  • Importance of baby food studies for estimation of dietary intake for infants
  • Comparison of lactational intake through human milk and infant formula

Kerstin Krätschmer, EU Reference Laboratory for halogenated POPs in Feed and Food (EURL POPs), Germany

Sensitivity of analytical methods in relation to risk assessment of contaminants – some examples besides PFAS

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

Update on microplastic in food 

  • Further advances concerning material characterisation, detection, cellular uptake and effects of microplastic
  • Research approaches to assess the effects of submicro- and nanoplastic particles
  • Remaining knowledge gaps and approaches for risk assessment

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

Microplastic: Update on analysing methods and occurrence

Richard Stadler, Nestlé Research, Switzerland

End of the online conference

Speakers

We have already received confirmations from the following speakers - with more expected shortly.

Name

Company

Biedermann

Maurus Biedermann

Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

Maurus Biedermann is a Chemical Analyst and Laboratory Head at the Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich. He has more than 30 years of experience in food analysis and was involved in the development of large volume on-column GC injection and the on-line coupling of HPLC with GC.

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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 is active in various stakeholder platforms on topics relevant to ingredient safety, allergens and contaminants, including via Food Drink Europe, the US Consumer Goods Association, ILSI Europe and the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences.

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Fürst

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.

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Helling

Rüdiger Helling

Saxon State Ministry for Social Affairs and Cohesion, 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 Cohesion he is responsible for the whole diversity of not only contaminants in food.

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Stefanie Hessel-Pras

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Stefanie Hessel-Pras is a Biochemist and joined the BfR for her PhD thesis dealing with the “detoxification of benzo[a]pyrene in the gut” in the Department of Food Safety in 2006. Since 2010, her research has focused on pyrrolizidine alkaloids.

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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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Hogstrand

Christer Hogstrand

King's College London, UK

Christer Hogstrand is a Professor at the Department of Nutritional Sciences at King’s College London. Besides this role, he is an Expert for the EFSA and currently a member of its Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain. He has been involved in many EFSA working groups and was chairing the working group on Nitrate and Nitrite.

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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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Humpf

Hans-Ulrich Humpf

University of Münster, Germany

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

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Krätschmer

Kerstin Krätschmer

EU Reference Laboratory for halogenated POPs in Feed and Food (EURL POPs), Germany

Kerstin Krätschmer is a state certified Food Chemist and MSc currently working on her PhD in Food Chemistry at the EU Reference Laboratory for halogenated POPs in Feed and Food (EURL POPs), hosted by the State Institute for Chemical and Veterinary Analysis (CVUA) Freiburg, Germany in cooperation with the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany since 2016. Her current research topic are chlorinated paraffins, where she contributed as hearing expert to the 2020 EFSA Scientific Opinion. At the EURL POPs, she is now besides other tasks head of the international Core Working Group CPs tasked with developing a guidance document on chlorinated paraffin analysis to support establishing CP analysis in all 27 EU member states as part of official food control.

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Mueller

Utz Mueller

formerly Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), Australia

Utz Mueller was the Principal Toxicologist and Manager of the Risk Assessment – Chemical Safety and Nutrition Section in Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) until his retirement in 2019. Prior to joining FSANZ in 2006, he was the Chief Toxicologist in the Office of Chemical Safety 2005-2006 with responsibility for toxicological assessments of pesticides. He has been a scientific advisor for the FAO/WHO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) and a member of the FAO/WHO Joint Expert Committee of Food Additives (JECFA) for several years.

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Elsa Nielsen

National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark

Elsa Nielsen is a Toxicologist and a Senior Adviser at the National Food Institute of the Technical University of Denmark. Her main fields of interest are toxicological hazard and risk assessment of chemicals. She has been a member of EFSA’s CONTAM Panel since 2018 and was the Chair of the WG on Nickel in food.

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Schrenk

Dieter Schrenk

Technical 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 a Scientist in the Unit "Effect-based Analytics and Toxicogenomics" in the Food Safety Department at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Berlin. His projects conduct research concerning the uptake and effects of orally ingested nanomaterials on the human body, with focus on the intestine and liver.

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Stadler

Richard Stadler

Nestlé Research, Switzerland

ichard 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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Stroheker

Thomas Stroheker

Nestlé Research, Switzerland

Thomas Stroheker is a Food Toxicologist and Risk Assessment Expert at the Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne with expertise in chemical contaminants, ingredients, allergens and risk assessment. He is European Registered Toxicologist since 2010. He joined Nestlé in 2014 after 10 years with the Danone Food Safety Center in Palaiseau. He is working on safety evaluations of chemicals and ingredients in the Chemical Food Safety group in Nestlé Research.

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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 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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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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Vleminckx

Christiane Vleminckx

Sciensano, Belgium

Christiane Vleminckx is a Zoologist and the Head a.i. of the Service Risk and Health Impact Assessment at Sciensano in Belgium. Her main fields of interest are pesticides and food contaminants. She has been a member of the EFSA CONTAM Panel since 2012 and she is the Chair of the WG on Brominated Flame Retardants.

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