8th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Residues of Food Contact Materials in Food"

13 Jun - 14 Jun 2019, Novotel Düsseldorf City West, Dusseldorf/Germany

8th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Residues of Food Contact Materials in Food"

Overview Programme Speakers Venue Prices & Services

Overview

Of special interest to food chemists: This conference is a training measure recognised by the ZFL (Certification body for advanced food chemistry training) and has been scored with 20 points.

Highlights

Risk management and risk assessment

  • European Union update on Food Contact Materials (FCM) in foodstuffs
  • Evaluation of FCM: Perspectives from stakeholders
  • EFSA’s recent activities in the area of FCM
  • Danish inspection and how to check the Declaration of Compliance

NIAS assessment and detection

  • NIAS assessment in GMP failure detection/prevention
  • NIAS in paper and board
  • NIAS from can coatings
  • Role of bioassays to support the application of the TTC

Test methods and follow-up on MOH

  • Joint Research Centre on European monitoring of mineral oil
  • Dietary exposure assessment of the Belgian population to mineral oils
  • Benchmark levels for MOSH/MOAH
  • In-process controls and minimisation of MOH
  • Hydrocarbon waxes: The toxicological and regulatory situation

Sustainability aspects

  • Official control of PET recycling
  • Plastics recycling for food contact applications
  • Biobased plastics for packaging
  • Microplastics 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 Wednesday, 12 June 2019

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, 13 June 2019

8.30 Registration and coffee

9.00 Welcoming speech by Akademie Fresenius and the Chair

Dieter Schrenk, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Risk management and risk assessment updates

9.10 European Union update on the policy regarding FCM; past and future

Bastiaan Schupp, European Commission, Belgium

9.45 Rendering compliance work for FCM feasible by improved regulatory and private structures

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

10.10 A view from the Cross Sector Group on the way forward for non-harmonised and harmonised FCM

Peter K.T. Oldring, Sherwin Williams, UK

10.35 Panel discussion

11.00 Coffee and tea break

11.30 The role of inspections in the FCM area and how to check the Declaration of Compliance (also for non-harmonised materials)

  • Organisation, execution and result of the Danish FCM control of harmonised as well as non-harmonised FCM

Mette Holm, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Denmark

11.55 EFSA’s recent activities in the area of FCM

Katharina Volk, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

12.20 Panel discussion

12.40 Lunch

Sustainability aspects

13.40 Concept of the official control of PET recycling – also applicable for other FCM?

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

14.05 The challenges facing post-consumer plastics recycling for food contact applications

  • Comparison of PET, HDPE and PP materials and recycling technologies including chemical recycling and food safety
  • Can polyolefins be mechanically-recycled safely?

Edward Kosior, Nextek, UK

14.30 Biobased plastics for packaging

  • Materials, market and outlook
  • BMEL project on food packaging 2018
  • Legal and technical framework

Harald Kaeb, narocon InnovationConsulting, Germany

14.55 Microplastics in food: Oral uptake, toxicology and initial aspects of risk assessment

  • What’s all the fuss? Are microplastics in food really a toxicological concern?

Alfonso Lampen, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

15.20 Panel discussion

15.45 Coffee and tea break

NIAS assessment and detection

16.15 Toxicological risk assessment of NIAS (non-intentionally added substances) – is TTC a solution?

Ivonne Rietjens, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

16.40 Update on migration from can coatings

Thomas Simat, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany

17.05 Latest developments on NIAS from can coatings, especially the risk assessment of pre-polymers and oligomers

Peter K.T. Oldring, Sherwin Williams, UK and Sarah Dubail, Sherwin Williams, France

17.35 Panel discussion

18.05 End of the first conference day

18.45 Departure time for the evening event

After the first conference day you are most welcome to attend our evening event, which will take us to the historic district of Dusseldorf. We will enjoy a leisurely dinner at the brewery “Zum Schiffchen”, Dusseldorf’s oldest restaurant that even had Napoleon among its guests. Please join us to continue the day’s interesting discussions in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

Friday, 14 June 2019

8.20 Welcoming speech by the Chair

Peter K.T. Oldring, Sherwin Williams, UK

8.30 NIAS assessment in GMP failure detection/prevention

Lionel Spack, Nestlé Suisse, Switzerland

8.55 Current developments regarding NIAS in paper and board – sources, determination and assessment

  • NIAS: Differences between paper/board and plastics, examples and sources
  • Possibilities and gaps in the analyses and assessment
  • Outlook to activities regarding alternative procedures for assessment

Hedda Hillmann, ISEGA, Germany

9.20 Role of bioassays to support the application of the threshold of toxicological concern to prioritise unidentified chemicals in FCM: Result of an ILSI-Europe expert group

Benoît Schilter, Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland

9.45 Panel discussion

10.10 Coffee and tea break

Test methods and follow-up on MOH

10.40 Activity of the EC Joint Research Centre in the field of European monitoring of mineral oils

  • Involvement of the EURL-FCM and task force for establishing a Guidance document as required by the recommendation
  • Current status of the Guidance
  • Future trainings for National Reference Laboratories (NRL) and proficiency test

Stefanka Bratinova, European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), Belgium

11.05 Dietary exposure assessment of the Belgian population to mineral oils

  • Results of the Belgian market survey
  • Risk assessment based on the results of the dietary exposure assessment in combination with available toxicological data

Els Van Hoeck, Sciensano, Belgium

11.30 Update on benchmark levels for MOSH/MOAH

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

11.55 Short break

12.10 In-process controls – a useful tool for minimisation of MOH and other contaminants

  • In-process controls along the process chain emplified by tea, pathways and resulting measurements
  • Reduction approaches and avoidance strategies, possibilities and limits of MOSH/MOAH analysis
  • Verification of implausible results, characterisation of substance classes and identification of indicator substances for the fossil origin

Susanne Kühn, Institut Kirchhoff Berlin and Oliver Kunder, Ostfriesische Tee Gesellschaft, Germany

12.35 Hydrocarbon waxes: An update on the toxicological and regulatory situation

  • Overview and current understanding of hydrocarbon wax toxicology
  • A hydrocarbon wax perspective on the MOSH/MOAH topic
  • Activities in support of hydrocarbon wax uses in food contact applications

Dirk F. Danneels, European Wax Federation, Belgium

13.00 Panel discussion

13.50 Lunch and end of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Bratinova

Stefanka Bratinova

European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), Belgium

Stefanka Bratinova is an Analytical Chemist and a Scientific Project Officer at the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Geel. From 2004 to 2010 she worked on temporary contracts in EURL-FCM in Ispra, joined the Unit of Food Safety at JRC-Geel (former IRMM) in 2012.and returned back to EURL-FCM activities after JRC seized to operate the teams of EURL-PAHs and EURL-Mycotoxins.

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Danneels

Dirk F. Danneels

European Wax Federation (EWF), Belgium

Dirk F. Danneels 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 has been 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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Sarah Dubail

Sherwin Williams, France

Sarah Dubail has been a Regulatory Affairs Specialist at Sherwin Williams, Packaging coatings division, for two years. Formerly she was the Manager of the European Analytical lab of Valspar for 13 years, responsible for analysing migration from packaging coatings and providing analytical data to do risk assessments.

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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 expert in risk assessment at the CEP Panel of EFSA and in the Bedarfsgegenständekommission of the German BfR.

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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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Hillmann

Hedda Hillmann

ISEGA, Germany

Hedda Hillmann is a Food Chemist and has been working with ISEGA Forschungs- und Untersuchungsgesellschaft in Aschaffenburg since 2014. She is responsible for the legal assessment of different food contact materials as well as for applications for the inclusion of substances for BfR Paper-Recommendations.

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Holm

Mette Holm

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Denmark

Mette Holm is a Biologist and has been working in the Danish Veterinary and Food Administra¬tion since 2006. She is a Senior Scientific Adviser and has been working with chemical substances in food since 2010, especially migration from FCM.

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Kaeb

Harald Kaeb

narocon InnovationConsulting, Germany

Harald Kaeb is a Chemist and Founder and Owner of narocon InnovationConsulting focused on biobased chemistry and plastics. From 1999 to 2009 he had chaired the Board of the European Bioplastics Industry Association.

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Kosior

Edward Kosior

Nextek, UK

Edward Kosior has been active as an innovator in polymer technology for the past 40 years both within universities, recycling enterprises and as Founder and Managing Director of Nextek. He is an Honorary Professor at Brunel University London. He has been active in developing effective technical solutions for the recycling of post-consumer polymers especially back to food grade applications as well as designing full scale recycling operations.

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Kunder

Oliver Kunder

Ostfriesische Tee Gesellschaft, Germany

Oliver Kunder a Food Chemist and has been working as the Head of Quality Assurance and Food Law at the Ostfriesische Tee Gesellschaft since 2013. His main focus is on risk assessment and management, supplier and process auditing as well as food law. He is a member of national and European Trade Associations.

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Kühn

Susanne Kühn

Institut Kirchhoff Berlin, Germany

Susanne Kühn is a Chemist and was Scientific Assistant at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM). Since 2017 she has been working as Laboratory Manager at the Institut Kirchhoff Berlin. Her field of expertise is the contaminants analysis in food stuffs, especially of mineral oil hydrocarbons.

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Lampen

Alfonso Lampen

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Alfonso Lampen is the Head of the Department Food Safety at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Berlin and a Professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine Hannover.

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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 involved in activities to support the can coating business.

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Rietjens

Ivonne Rietjens

Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Ivonne Rietjens is Professor in Toxicology. She is 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

Benoît Schilter

Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland

Benoît Schilter is a Biogist and the Head of the Food Safety Research Department at Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne. He joined the Nestlé Research Center as Head of Molecular Toxicology and has more than 25 years of experience in toxicology and risk assessment and 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. He joined the EFSA CONTAM Panel in 2003. Since 2018 he has been the Chair of this panel.

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Schupp

Bastiaan Schupp

European Commission, Belgium

Bastiaan Schupp works since mid-2011 as legislative officer on food contact materials in DG Health and Food Safety of the European Commission. His main responsibly is the implementation of the specific measures on food contact materials presently in force, with a specific focus on the framework Regulation, recycled plastics, and ceramic food contact materials.

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Simat

Thomas Simat

Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)

Thomas Simat has been a Professor and the Chair of Food Science and FCM at the Technische Universität Dresden with research on FCM since 2003. He is a member of the ‘German 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 a Senior Expert Food Contact Materials 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 Verpackungsinstitut-Joint Industry Group, FoodDrinkEurope-Printing Inks Joint Task Force.

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Van Hoeck

Els Van Hoeck

Sciensano, Belgium

Els Van Hoeck is an Analytical Chemist and started to work at Sciensano in Brussels in 2009. Since 2018 she has been working as Head of Service a.i. of the service ‘organic contaminants and additives’. She is mostly involved in scientific research related to the safety of food contact materials.

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Katharina Volk

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Katharina Volk has been Junior Scientific Officer within the FCM team of EFSA since 2015.

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Venue

Novotel Düsseldorf City West
Niederkasseler Lohweg 179
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 52060-0
E-Mail: h3279accor.com
http://www.novotel.com/de/hotel-3279-novotel-duesseldorf-city-west-seestern/index.shtml

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 13 June 2019

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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