International Fresenius Conference "Residues of Mineral Oil and Synthetic Hydrocarbons in Food"

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7 Nov - 8 Nov 2017, NH Düsseldorf City Nord, Dusseldorf/Germany

International Fresenius Conference "Residues of Mineral Oil and Synthetic Hydrocarbons in Food"

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Overview

Highlights

Production, composition, qualities and uses

  • New findings on lubricants, microcrystalline and paraffin waxes and white oils
  • Use, regulation and quality criteria and future plans
  • Technological challenges in the mineral oil industry

Analytics

  • Quantification by on-line HPLC-GC FID
  • Comprehensive two-dimensional GCxGC MS/FID
  • Functional barriers and adsorbers
  • Creating migration models

Toxicology

  • EFSA project on MOSH in rats
  • Toxicological challenges in the mineral oil industry

Regulatory framework

  • EU food contact legislation

Strategies for solving the problems

  • GMP, source profiling, migration and supply chain involvement in the food industry
  • The MOSH/MOAH issue from the perspective of a vegetable oil supplier
  • Minimisation of MOSH/MOAH in foods – successful outcome of 3 years of research

This top-level event discusses all the latest findings on mineral oils in food!

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 drink industry
  • Food trade
  • Packaging industry
  • Food inspection offices
  • Laboratories
  • Research institutes
  • Authorities
  • Professional associations

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Programme

Get-together on Monday, 6 November 2017

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

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

8.30 Registration and coffee

9.00 Welcome speech by Akademie Fresenius and the Chair

Dieter Schrenk, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

9.05 Mineral oils and hydrocarbons? Their production, composition, qualities and uses

  • Manufacturing process of lubricants, microcrystalline and paraffin waxes and white oils
  • Substance compositions and their chemical structures, differences and similarities between waxes and oils
  • Waxes and oils: Why are they used, how are they regulated, and what are the relevant quality criteria when they are used as food or food contact additives?

Dirk F. Danneels, European Wax Federation, Belgium

9.35 Questions and answers

9.45 MOAH – technological and toxicological challenges – the mineral oil industry perspective

Juan-Carlos Carrillo, European Petroleum Refiners Association (CONCAWE), Belgium

10.15 Questions and answers

10.25 Coffee break

10.55 Toxicity of MOH

Marco Binaglia, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

11.25 Questions and answers

11.35 Current regulatory framework and where to go – challenges and ideas

  • Applicable rules for contaminants and food contact materials
  • Evolution of the German Regulation on MOH
  • Challenges and limitations

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

12.05 Questions and answers

12.15 Panel discussion

12.50 Lunch

14.10 Why are mineral oil hydrocarbons a hot issue now? The relevant developments over the last 30 years

  • Use of mineral oil products in the past
  • Present exposure of consumers to MOSH and MOAH
  • The toxicological evaluation
  • What remains to be done?

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

14.40 Questions and answers

14.50 Quantification and characterisation of mineral oil and synthetic hydrocarbons

  • Quantification by on-line HPLC-GC FID
  • Enrichment and removal of long chain n-paraffins; epoxidation of olefins
  • Characterisation of the MOSH and MOAH fraction by comprehensive two-dimensional GCxGC MS/FID
  • Detection limits

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

15.30 Questions and answers

15.40 Coffee break

16.10 Analysis of synthetic hydrocarbons from polyolefins and adhesives

  • Analysis of raw materials and final products
  • Group-type identification of oligomers
  • Migration into food

Martin Lommatzsch, Laboratory Lommatzsch, Germany

16.40 Questions and answers

16.50 Standardisation work with CEN for determination of MOSH and MOAH in vegetable oils 

Florence Lacoste, Institute of Fats and Oils (ITERG), France

17.20 Questions and answers

17.30 European monitoring on MOH 

Eddo Hoekstra, European Commission  - Joint Research Centre (JRC), Italy 

18.00 Questions and answers

18.10 Panel discussion

18.50 End of the first conference day

19.10 Departure time for the 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.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

8.20 Welcoming speech by the Chair

Reinhard Matissek, Food Chemistry Institute (LCI) of the Association of the German Confectionary Industry (BDSI), Germany

8.30 Mineral oil contamination: Functional barriers and adsorbers

Thomas Simat, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany

9.00 Questions and answers

9.10 Minimisation of migration of mineral oil components from packaging into foods – update from the FEI project

  • Research of transport mechanisms and influencing factors of mineral oil with attention to food products
  • Creating migration models to predict real transport into/through food

Romy Fengler, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV), Germany

9.40 Questions and answers

9.50 Panel discussion

10.10 Coffee break

10.40 MOSH/MOAH – from toxic packaging to “clean” food: foodwatch’s campaign in France, Germany and The Netherlands

  • Why we need legal obligations for functional barriers
  • “Clean” food: mandatory maximum residues of MOSH/MOAH in foodstuff
  • Need for legal action (national/EU-level) instead of self-commitments

Matthias Wolfschmidt, foodwatch, Germany

11.10 Questions and answers

11.20 How does a big retail business identify and deal with challenges and responsibility with regard to harmful chemicals in food packaging?

  • What to do when legislation does not cover the risk today?
  • Focus: BPA, PFC´s and mineral oil in food packaging
  • Examples of business cases
  • Drivers and challenges

Malene Teller Blume, Coop Denmark

11.50 Questions and answers

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Importance for food industry to identify the source of food contamination by mineral oils

  • Good manufacturing practice
  • Source identification/profiling
  • Mitigation
  • Supply chain involvement

Lionel Spack, Nestlé Suisse, Switzerland

13.30 Questions and answers

13.40 The MOSH/MOAH issue from the perspective of a vegetable oil supplier

  • What are the potential sources for mineral oil contaminations in the supply chain of vegetable oils and fats?
  • What oils/fats are problematic, which ones are not?
  • How quickly can the problem be solved?

Nils Hinrichsen, ADM Research, Germany

14.10 Questions and answers

14.20 Minimisation of MOSH/MOAH in foods – successful outcome of 3 years of research

  • What is an “unresolved complex mixture” (hump) in chromatography?
  • Discovery of the various potential sources of entry
  • Contents in various raw materials – overview
  • A new toolbox can help food industry to minimise MOSH/MOAH entries
  • The masterplan

Reinhard Matissek

14.50 Questions and answers

15.00 Panel discussion

15.50 Final remarks by the Chair and end of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Biedermann

Maurus Biedermann

Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

Maurus Biedermann is Chemical Analyst and Laboratory Head at the Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich. He has 30 years 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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Marco Binaglia

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Marco Binaglia is a Senior Scientific Officer (Toxicologist) in the Biological Hazards and Contaminants Unit (BIOCONTAM) of EFSA in Parma. He joined EFSA in 2010 and has been the CONTAM Team Leader since 2015.

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Juan-Carlos Carrillo

European Petroleum Refiners Association (CONCAWE), Belgium

Juan-Carlos Carrillo has expertise in Bioengineering, Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology and is Senior Toxicologist at Shell International in the Netherlands. He was the chairman of the CONCAWE technical group on “mineral oils and related products”.

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Danneels

Dirk F. Danneels

European Wax Federation (EWF), Belgium

Dirk F. Danneel was retired in 2015 and spent most of his career in the chemical industry, the last 25 years with the Honeywell’s „Performance Materials and Technologies“ business. Since 2006 he was leading globally all Honeywell’s REACH related activities. In 2009 he took on the role of Secretary General for the European Wax Federation.

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Romy Fengler

Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV), Germany

Romy Fengler is a Food Technologist and a PhD student at Fraunhofer IVV in the Product Safety and Analysis Department. She works on the field of mineral oil hydrocarbons.

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Grob

Konrad Grob

Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

Konrad Grob is a Chemical Analyst at the Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich in Switzerland and member of EFSA’s CEF Panel.

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Helling

Rüdiger Helling

Saxon State Laboratory for Public and Veterinary Health, 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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Hinrichsen

Nils Hinrichsen

ADM Research, Germany

Nils Hinrichsen is a Food Chemist. He works 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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Hoekstra

Eddo Hoekstra

European Commission - Joint Research Centre (JRC), Italy

Eddo Hoekstra is Scientific Officer in the Food and Feed Compliance Unit at the Health, Consumers and Reference Materials Directorate of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. He is working in the European Union Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials. Before 2009 he was involved in the development of a “European Acceptance Scheme for Construction Materials in contact with Drinking Water”.

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Lacoste

Florence Lacoste

French Institute of Fats and Oils (ITERG), France

Florence Lacoste is the Head of Analysis & Expertise Department at ITERG (Institute of Fats and Oils) in Pessac and the Leader of the CEN-Project on the „Determination of MOSH and MOAH with on-line HPLC-GC-FID analysis in vegetable oils“. She is involved in analytical methods for fat in oils, olive oil chemistry and organoleptic assessment, contaminant analysis, standardisation of analytical methods at national and international level.

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Lommatzsch

Martin Lommatzsch

Laboratory Lommatzsch, Germany

Martin Lommatzsch has founded Laboratory Lommatzsch in 2016 offering consulting, analytical support and research projects with focus on food contact materials. He was PhD student of the Technische Universität Dresden, Chair of the Food Science and Food Contact Materials, in cooperation with the Kantonales Labor Zurich, G&G Department, from 2012 to 2015.

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Matissek

Reinhard Matissek

Food Chemistry Institute (LCI) of the Association of the German Confectionary Industry (BDSI), Germany

Reinhard Matissek is a Professor, the Head of Institute and Director at the LCI of the BDSI, Cologne/Germany. He is a member of several national and international scientific panels and institutions.

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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.

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Simat

Thomas Simat

Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany

Thomas Simat has been Professor and Chair of Food Science and FCM at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) with research on FCM since 2003. He is member of the ‘BfR Committee on Consumer Products’ and the ‘GDCh Working Group Consumer Products’.

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Spack

Lionel Spack

Nestlé Suisse, Switzerland

Lionel Spack is Senior Expert for Food Contact Materials at Nestlé in 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 ILSI, Schweizerische Verpackungsinstitute-Joint Industry Group, Food Drink Europe-Printing Inks Joint Task Force.

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Teller Blume

Malene Teller Blume

Coop Denmark

Malene Teller Blume has worked in Coop DK for more than 15 years and is responsible for Coop’s Quality and Safety programme for nonfood consumer products. She is responsible for Coops Chemical Strategy and therefore closely involved with chemicals in consumer goods.

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Wolfschmidt

Matthias Wolfschmidt

foodwatch, Germany

Matthias Wolfschmidt has been Head of Campaigns in foodwatch in Berlin since 2002. Since 2005 he has also been Deputy Managing Director. Since April 2017 he is the International Campaign Director of foodwatch International and responsible for foodwatch’s international campaigns like the campaign on MOSH/MOAH in France, Germany and The Netherlands.

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Venue

NH Düsseldorf City Nord
Münsterstraße 230-238
40470 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 239486-0
E-Mail: nhduesseldorfcitynordnh-hotels.com
www.nh-hotels.com

Directions

We have reserved a limited number of rooms for our participants at reduced rates at the hotel. These rooms can be booked up to 8 weeks prior to the start of the event. Please book early and directly through the hotel quoting„Fresenius“ as reference.

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,795.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • conference participation
  • conference documentation
  • lunch
  • coffee breaks and conference beverages
  • the evening event on 7 November 2017

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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