9th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Residues of Food Contact Materials in Food"

4 Jun - 5 Jun 2020, Park Inn by Radisson Köln City West

9th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Residues of Food Contact Materials in Food"

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We are currently in the process of compiling our event programme in close cooperation with our team of experienced speakers. Subscribe to our Newsletter now, so we can update you on this conference well in advance. Simply click on the "Request updates" button on the right.

Should you have any questions, just dial +49 231 75896-82 or send me an email.


Sabine Mummenbrauer

Programme and conceptual design


Risk management and risk assessment updates

  • European Union update on food contact materials (FCM)
  • EFSA’s recent activities in the area of FCM
  • What would a big retail business expect from the new EU legislative framework for FCM?

Emerging materials

  • New papers
  • Alternative to perfluoro compounds

Sustainability aspects

  • Migration of oligomers from a food contact biopolymer based on polylactic acid (PLA) and polyester
  • Potential migrants from mechanically recycled plastics

Emerging issues

  • Microplastics
  • Endocrine disruptor activity of packaging and alignment of methods
  • How to determine endocrine activity and relevance for humans?
  • Migration of ink residues

Test methods and follow-up on MOH

  • Test methods for FCM: Current technical challenges and developments
  • How to perform a reliable analysis of mineral oil hydrocarbons?

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

Picture credit: ©colematt – istockphoto.com


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



Representative of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Matthias Henker

European Printing Ink Association (EUPIA) Technical Committee “Printing inks for food packaging”, Belgium

Caroline Locre

CTP - Centre Technique du Papier, France


Cristina Nerin

University of Zaragoza, Spain

Cristina Nerin is a Full Professor at the University of Zaragoza in Spain and the Director of the University Analytical Research Group (GUIA). She was a Member of the WG Recycling in CEP Panel at EFSA from 2010 to 2018.


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.


Ivonne Rietjens

Wageningen University & Research, 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.


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.


Lionel Spack

Nestlé, 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.


Frank Welle

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


Park Inn by Radisson Köln City West
Innere Kanalstraße 15
50823 Köln
Phone: +49 221 5701-0
E-Mail: koelnproventhotels.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 „Akademie 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 4 June 2020

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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Event Documentation

Would you like to attend but cannot spare the time?

Although we cannot substitute an intensive exchange with your fellow colleagues, we can provide you with a complete set of event documentation. The event documentation package includes all the presentations on the event agenda (subject to the approval of our speakers). It will be sent out around two weeks after the event once we have received your payment (free of shipping costs). We will also provide you with details on how to access the restricted download section on our website. This section contains all the latest versions of the presentations in colour and in digital form.

Price: € 295.00 plus VAT

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Sabine Mummenbrauer

Your Contact

Sabine Mummenbrauer
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82

Sabine Mummenbrauer

Your Contact

Sabine Mummenbrauer
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82

Danielle Sörries

Your Contact

Danielle Sörries
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-74

Danielle Sörries

Your Contact

Danielle Sörries
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-74

How to become an exhibitor

Our event offers you the opportunity of presenting your company in a special exhibition.

You can personally present your products and services directly to your specific target group. We would be happy to provide you with further information on all the available options from a simple product information display to a complete exhibition stand.

We would be pleased to assist you personally:

Dominique Bischoff

Dominique Bischoff
Phone: +49 231 75896-64

Press contact

We offer journalists and editors a platform where they can get in touch with the experts.

If you are the editor of a specialist publication and interested in a press pass or media partnership, please contact us well in advance. We would be pleased to send you our press bulletin as well as photographic materials where available as soon as the event is over.

Please contact us:

Rebecca Keuters

Rebecca Keuters
Phone: +49 231 75896-76

Media partners