5th International Fresenius Conference "Residues of Food Contact Materials in Food"

16 Jun - 17 Jun 2016, Ameron Hotel Regent Cologne/Germany

5th International Fresenius Conference "Residues of Food Contact Materials in Food"

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Overview

Highlights:

The regulatory background

  • European Union update on food contact materials (FCM) in foodstuffs
  • EFSA’s activities in the area of FCM
  • BfR recommendation on rubber for FCM
  • Revision of the Dutch regulation on FCM

Test methods for FCM

  • Current technical challenges and developments
  • Compliance work vs analysis of polyolefin granulates
  • How to proof functional barriers?
  • Swiss Packaging Institute (SVI) Guideline

Toxicological aspects

  • Relevant test methods for endocrine disrupting chemicals

Risk assessment of NIAS/IAS

  • ILSI recommendations on how to deal with NIAS – industry experience
  • How to deal with oligomers?
  • Migration potential of nanoparticles

Whom 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 Wednesday, 15 June 2016

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

Thursday, 16 June 2016

8.30 Registration & coffee

9.00 Welcoming speech by the organisers and the Chair

Peter K.T. Oldring, Valspar Corporation, UK

The regulatory background

9.10 European Union update on FCM in foodstuffs

Representative of the European Commission or a Member State authority (confirmed)

9.50 EFSA’s activities in the area of FCM 

  • Developing new guidance for FCM 
  • Some information on active and intelligent packaging and on uncertainty

Eric Barthélémy, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

10.20 Panel discussion

10.50 Coffee break

Update on the national regulation

11.20 Revision of the BfR recommendation XXI on rubber for FCM 

  • Regulatory framework for the use of rubber materials in food contact applications 
  • Structure of BfR recommendation XXI, risk assessment of substances 
  • Explanation on the new approach, state of the draft, envisaged transitional provisions

Karla Pfaff, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

11.50 Update on the revision of the Dutch regulation on FCM 

  • Introduction to the actual regulation on FCM 
  • Focus on the Chapter X on coatings 
  • Summary of guidance on NIAS based on the TTC principle

Rinus Rijk, AdFoPack, The Netherlands

12.20 Panel discussion

12.50 Lunch

Test methods for FCM

14.30 Current technical challenges and developments 

  • Testing for tableware and crystalware in support to an update of current EU legislation on ceramics 
  • Coverage of test methods in the already harmonised field of plastics: where are we and what do we need? 
  • Implications for other materials – what do we face?

Catherine Simoneau, European Commission – Joint Research Centre (JRC), Italy

15.00 Compliance work vs analysis of polyolefin granulates 

  • Information obtained from manufacturers by an official control of compliance work 
  • Comparison to analytical data

Gregor McCombie, Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

15.30 Hydrocarbons from polyolefins and adhesives as FCM related food contaminants 

  • Which migrating components can falsely be quantified as MOSH or MOAH, respectively? 
  • What are the different substance classes in the poly-olefin oligomers and to what extent do they migrate? 
  • Which hydrocarbons migrate from hotmelts and pressure sensitive adhesives, respectively?

Thomas Simat, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany

16.00 Panel discussion

16.30 Coffee break

17.00 Recent advances for the determination of NIAS as part of safety by design

Malcolm Driffield, Fera Science, UK

17.30 Advances in exploring the migration potential of nanoparticles from food contact polymers 

  • Overview of potential nanoparticles release mechanisms 
  • Potential pitfalls and artefacts in migration testing 
  • Is migration according to Fickian diffusion possible at all? Is surficial mechanical release a potential exposure source?

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

18.00 Panel Discussion

18.20 End of the first conference day

19.10 Departure time for the evening event

After the first conference day Akademie Fresenius would like to invite you to a leisurely evening in Cologne. You have the opportunity of better getting to know other participants you met during the day over a relaxed meal.

Friday, 17 June 2016

8.30 Welcoming speech by the Chair

Dieter Schrenk, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

8.40 How to proof functional barriers? 

  • Testing methods 
  • Compliance evaluation

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

9.10 Sustainable use of recycled board for food packaging: Swiss Packaging Institute (SVI) Guideline for barrier efficiency of internal bags

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

9.40 Panel discussion

10.00 Coffee break

Toxicological aspects

10.30 Relevant test methods for endocrine disrupting chemicals 

  • In vivo tests and in vitro alternatives 
  • Role of ADME (absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion) 
  • Hazard or risk based toxicological evaluation

Ivonne Rietjens, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

11.00 EFSA project on mineral oils

Jean-Pierre Cravedi, National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), France

11.30 Panel discussion

11.50 Lunch

Risk assessment of NIAS/IAS

12.50 ILSI recommendations on how to deal with NIAS (experience with the implementation of the NIAS report) and activities at Nestlé

Sander Koster, Nestlé, Switzerland

13.20 Relationship between reproductive failure and toxic compounds released from plastic bags

  • Packaging materials in different applications
  • Identification of NIAS
  • Reprotoxicity studies carried out with several compounds found in the packaging materials

Cristina Nerín, University of Zaragoza, Spain

13.50 How to deal with oligomers? – chemical analysis and safety related issues 

  • Is it possible to detect all oligomers with standard techniques like GC/MS or LC/MS? 
  • What is the best simulant to study migration of oligomers? When detected, how to identify? 
  • Are the oligomers stable enough during analysis? Do oligomers migrate into food or only into simulants?

Thomas Gude, SQTS – Swiss Quality Testing Services, Switzerland

14.20 Update on using the FACET tool 

  • The use of exposure in risk assessment 
  • Estimating exposure to a known substance 
  • Estimating exposure to NIAS

Peter K. T. Oldring, Valspar Corporation, UK

14.50 Panel discussion

15.20 End of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Barthélémy

Eric Barthélémy

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Eric Barthélémy has been working in the risk assessment of FCM since 2002. He firstly joined ANSES before moving to EFSA in 2007. Overall, he has contributed to the elaboration of guidelines for risk assessment and to evaluation of substances, recycling processes and FCM treatments.

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Jean-Pierre Cravedi

French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)

Jean-Pierre Cravedi is Toxicologist and Director of Research at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) at Toulouse. He is member of the EFSA CEF Panel and is currently Deputy Head of the division Nutrition, Food Safety and Consumer behaviour at INRA. He started to work on the fate of MOSH in living organisms in 1979.

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Driffield

Malcolm Driffield

Fera Science, Great Britain

Malcolm Driffield is Senior Analytical Chemist at Fera Science and has over 12 years experience working in the area of analysis of FCM and packaging migration. He specialises in the use and development of high resolution mass spectrometry methods for the determination of NIAS, and is currently Leader of the Food Packaging and Migration Section.

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Franz

Roland Franz

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

Roland Franz is Head of the Department „Product Safety and Analytical Chemistry” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging. He joined Fraunhofer in 1987. Since then his work was related to physical-chemical interactions between packagings and foodstuffs.

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Grob

Konrad Grob

Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

Konrad Grob is 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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Gude

Thomas Gude

SQTS - Swiss Quality Testing Services, Switzerland

Thomas Gude has been Deputy Head of SQTS, Switzerland, since 13 years. He is heading the laboratories dealing with food and non-food analysis as well as with risk assessments.

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Koster

Sander Koster

Nestlé, Switzerland

McCombie

Gregor McCombie

Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

Gregor McCombie is Laboratory Head at the Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich in Switzerland. His laboratory is responsible for the enforcement of all non-food products regulated by the Swiss food legislation.

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Nerín

Cristina Nerín

University of Zaragoza, Spain

Cristina Nerin is full professor at the University of Zaragoza in Spain and Director of the University Analytical Research Group (GUIA). She is Member of the WG Recycling in CEF Panel at EFSA since 2010.

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Oldring

Peter K. T. Oldring

Valspar Corporation, Great Britain

Peter K.T. Oldring is Regulatory Affairs Manager Europe, based at The Valspar Corporation in Witney/UK. He is actively involved in activities to support the can coating business, e.g. chairing the Industry FACET Group and supporting other trade association initiatives.

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Rietjens

Ivonne Rietjens

Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Rijk

Rinus Rijk

AdFoPack, the Netherlands

Rinus Rijk worked for over 40 years at TNO in the field of food packaging and its legislation. As an advisor to the EU Commission, the SCF, EFSA and the Dutch authorities, he is well informed about old and new developments in legislation on packaging materials. Since 2006 he is owner of the advisory bureau AdFoPack.

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Schrenk

Dieter Schrenk

University of Kaiserlautern, Germany

Dieter Schrenk has been 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 University of Dresden 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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Simoneau

Catherine Simoneau

EC Joint Research Centre (JRC), Italy

Catherine Simoneau is currently Group Leader for food ingredients and technologies and also heads the EU Reference Laboratory for FCM. She started working for the Joint Research Centre in 1995.

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Welle

Frank Welle

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

Frank Welle is Business Development Manager at the Fraunhofer IVV since 2003. In 1997 he joined the Fraunhofer IVV.

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Venue

Ameron Hotel Regent Köln
Melatengürtel 15
50933 Köln
Phone: +49 221 5499-0
E-Mail: infohotelregent.de
www.ameronhotels.com

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„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 16 June 2016

Representative 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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