7th International Fresenius Conference "Residues of Food Contact Materials in Food"

20 Jun - 21 Jun 2018, Leonardo Royal Hotel Köln - Am Stadtwald, Cologne/Germany

7th International Fresenius Conference "Residues of Food Contact Materials in Food"

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Overview

Highlights

Risk management and risk assessment

  • European Union update on food contact materials (FCM) in foodstuffs
  • EFSA’s recent activities in the area of FCM
  • Chinese legislation for FCM

Enforcement landscape

  • Official control and inspection of FCM establishments – Danish experiences
  • Control of the compliance work by big manufacturers of polyolefin

Per- and poly-fluorinated substances

  • The toxicology of fluorinated substances
  • Natural greaseproof – alternative to PFAS containing papers

Toxicological tests / bioassay methods

  • Use of bioassays in a tiered approach
  • Bioassays for testing FCM for release of endocrine-active substances

Migration from non-harmonised FCM

  • Advances in using recycled paperboard
  • Comprehensive analysis of the total migrate from can coatings
  • Test methods for FCM
  • Update on European monitoring on MOH

Oligomers and nano

  • Migrating oligomers from FCM – scientific view and the example of polyamide kitchen utensils from the perspective of the food surveillance authorities
  • Measuring the migration of nanoparticles from food contact polymers

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 Tuesday, 19 June 2018

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

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

8.30 Registration and coffee

9.00 Welcoming speech by Akademie Fresenius and the Chair

Peter K. T. Oldring, Sherwin Williams, UK

Risk management and risk assessment updates

9.10 European Union update on FCM in foodstuffs

Jonathan Briggs, European Commission, Belgium

9.50 EFSA‘s recent activities in the area of FCM

Laurence Castle, on behalf of the EFSA CEF Panel

10.20 The implementation of new Chinese legislation for FCM and the compliance

  • The reform of Chinese legislations for FCM
  • The existing control measures taken by competent authority
  • How to demonstrate compliance?

Marco Zhong, National Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials (IQTC), China

10.50 Panel discussion

11.20 Coffee break

Enforcement landscape

11.50 Official control and inspection of FCM establishments – Danish experiences of organising and performing the inspection

  • The Danish experience of inspection with FCM
  • Focus on documentation from importers and producers
  • Analytical control
  • Inspection of the use of FCM in food establishments

Mette Holm, The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Denmark

12.20 Control of the compliance work by big manufacturers of polyolefin

  • Documentation of the risk assessment for polyolefin granulates through the chain of manufacturers, starting at the local converters
  • Performance of an assessment: Whether the documentation was in-line with „internationally recognised scientific principles“ (Art. 19 EU Regulation 10/2011)?

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

12.50 Panel discussion

13.20 Lunch

Migration from non-harmonised FCM

14.50 Advances in using recycled paperboard for food contact

  • Unknown and unpredictable migrants: The consequence for regulations
  • Required efficiency of barriers to reduce migration
  • Effects of set-off and flaps of closures for boxes with barriers on the internal surface
  • Adsorbents to bind contaminants into the paperboardt

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

15.20 Comprehensive analysis of the total migrate from can coatings: Solvents vs. simulants vs. foods

Malcolm Driffield, Fera Science, UK

15.50 Coffee break

16.20 Safety of can coatings – food industry view on the analytical challenges

Sander Koster, Nestlé Research Centre, Switzerland

16.50 Test methods for FCM: Current technical challenges and developments and update on European monitoring on MOH

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

17.20 Panel discussion

18.30 End of the first conference day

19.00 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.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

8.30 Welcoming speech by the Chair

Dieter Schrenk, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Oligomers and nano – a challenge for analysis and risk assessment

8.40 Migrating oligomers from FCM – scientific view

  • Characterisation of oligomers from different materials
  • Analytical strategies for quantification
  • Migration and possible hydrolysis

Thomas Simat, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

9.10 Migrating oligomers from FCM – the example of polyamide kitchen utensils from the perspective of the food surveillance authorities

  • Analytical determination of migrating oligomers
  • Who is responsible for what: The (shared?) burden of compliance work?
  • Toxicological and compliance assessment: How to deal with non-compliant articles?
  • Where do we stand now? Ways to solve the problem

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

9.40 Update on nanoparticles in food contact polymers:

  • Nanocomposites / nanomaterials evaluated by EFSA
  • Applied experimental-analytical techniques for nanoparticles
  • Measured / expected nanoparticles migration levels
  • Risk assessment aspects

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

10.10 Panel discussion

10.40 Coffee break

Per- and poly-fluorinated substances and their alternatives

11.10 Toxicology of fluorinated substances

Ivonne Rietjens, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

11.40 Natural greaseproof – alternative to PFAS containing papers

  • Natural barrier
  • Mechanical fibre treatment
  • Low porous paper structure
  • Comparison of PFAS levels in food packaging papers

Henrik Kjellgren, Nordic Paper, Sweden

12.10 Panel discussion

12.30 Lunch

Toxicological tests / bioassay methods

13.30 Use of bioassays in a tiered approach

Ivonne Rietjens, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

14.00 Bioassays for testing FCM for release of endocrine-active substances

  • In-vitro test systems for determination of endocrine activity
  • Endocrine activity of different FCM
  • Identification of endocrine active substances in FCM

Manfred Tacker, University of Applied Sciences, Austria

14.30 How to use chemical analysis, biotesting, experimental and predictive toxicology as well as risk assessment to establish safety of new food packaging materials

Benoît Schilter, Nestlé Research Centre, Switzerland

15.00 Panel discussion

15.30 End of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Briggs

Jonathan Briggs

European Commission, Belgium

Jonathan Briggs is a Policy Officer at DG SANTE of the European Commission. His previous work experience includes employment as Senior Scientific Officer at the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the UK. He has worked there for over 10 years and was leading on policy issues relating to food contact materials.

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Castle

Laurence Castle

Member of the CEF Panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Laurence Castle has been active in the field of FCM for many years. He is a member of the EFSA CEF Panel and is the Chair of the EFSA Working Group on FCM and of the ad-hoc WG on Phthalates.

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Driffield

Malcolm Driffield

Fera Science, UK

Malcolm Driffield is a Manager of the Packaging and Mass Spec Solutions team at Fera Science and has over 15 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.

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Franz

Roland Franz

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

Roland Franz is the 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 partially retired scientific consultant at the Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich and a member of EFSA’s CEF Panel.

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Helling

Rüdiger Helling

Saxon State Ministry for Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, Germany

Rüdiger Helling worked as the 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 the 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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Holm

Mette Holm

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Denmark

Mette Holm is a Senior Scientific Adviser in the Chemicals and Food and Quality Division at the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration in Glostrup. She is responsible for the coordination of risk management of chemical substances in food. She joined the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration in 2006. Since 2010 her main area is FCM.

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Kjellgren

Henrik Kjellgren

Nordic Paper, Sweden

Henrik Kjellgren has been in the paper industry for 20 years at different positions. His positions have been both on the technical side such as process and laboratory engineer as well as on the marketing side as sales director, manager for product development and technical support leading to his current position as a Product Manager at Nordic Paper in Sweden.

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Koster

Sander Koster

Nestlé Research Centre, Switzerland

Sander Koster has been a Food Safety Scientist at TNO for 7 years. Since 2014 he is the Group Leader Packaging Food Safety at Nestlé Research Centre in Lausanne. He was also the Chair of the ILSI expert group on NIAS.

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McCombie

Gregor McCombie

Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

Gregor McCombie is a 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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Oldring

Peter K. T. Oldring

Sherwin Williams, UK

Peter K.T. Oldring is a Regulatory Affairs Manager at Sherwin Williams, based in UK and is actively invovled in activities to support the can coating business.

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Rietjens

Ivonne Rietjens

Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Ivonne Rietjens is a Professor in Toxicology and the Chair of the Division of Toxicology at the Department of Agrotechnology and Food Science at Wageningen University and a member of many national and international advisory committees.

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Schilter

Benoit Schilter

Nestlé Research Centre, Switzerland

Benoît Schilter is the Head of the Food Safety Research Department at Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne. He is a Biologist and joined the Nestlé Research Center as the Head of Molecular Toxicology. He has more than 25 years of experience in toxicology/risk assessment and has contributed to over 35 international scientific expert groups and task forces.

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

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Tacker

Manfred Tacker

University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Manfred Tacker is the Head of the Department of Packaging Technology and Resource Management at the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna.

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Zhong

Marco Zhong

National Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials (IQTC), China

Marco Zhong is a Professor and has been involved in safety of food contact materials for more than 20 years, he currently leading the teams to draft the specific regulations for certain type of FCMs, which include laminated articles, paper and board, wood and bamboo, printing Inks, as well as various analytical methods for specific migration. He is also the Chairman of the expert committee of China food industry association, assisting government agencies and industry to fulfil the legal compliance with scientific support.

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Venue

Leonardo Royal Hotel Köln - Am Stadtwald
Dürener Straße 287
50935 Köln
Phone: +49 221 4676-0
E-Mail: info.koelnstadtwaldleonardo-hotels.com
https://www.leonardo-hotels.de/leonardo-royal-hotel-koeln-am-stadtwald

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 20 June 2018

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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