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

18 Nov - 19 Nov 2020, Leonardo Royal Hotel Frankfurt

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

Overview Programme Speakers Venue Prices & Services

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

Emerging materials

  • New paper-based packaging
  • Alternatives to perfluoro-compounds

Sustainability aspects

  • Migration of oligomers and other NIAS from biopolymers
  • Migrants from mechanically recycled plastics
  • Solvent-based recycling approach

Safety aspects

  • Microplastics: Analytical method development
  • How to determine endocrine activity?
  • Endocrine disrupting substances in food contact articles
  • Printing ink residues in FCM
  • Safety evaluation of printing ink layers
  • Analysis of Glymo and hydrolysis products
  • Risk assessment of cyclic esters in adhesives

Test methods and follow-up on MOH

  • How to perform a reliable analysis of MOH?
  • Current activities of the Council of Europe

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


Picture credit: ©colematt – istockphoto.com


Programme

Get-together on Tuesday, 17 November 2020

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, 17 November 2020

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 FCM in foodstuffs

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

9.50 Prioritisation of substances listed without a specific migration limit in the positive list of Regulation (EU) 10/2011

Alexandros Lioupis, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

10.15 Panel discussion
10.50 Coffee and tea break

Sustainability aspects

11.20 Migration of oligomers and other NIAS from biopolymers

  • Oligomers, migration analysis, NIAS, biopolymers

Cristina Nerin, University of Zaragoza, Spain

11.45 Potential migrants from mechanically recycled plastics

  • Migrants from PET and migrants from the more difficult recycled plastics such as HDPE and PS
  • How to evaluate these migrants?

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

12.10 Newcycling® a promising solvent-based recycling approach

  • Challenges to recycle multi material packaging, recycling types and Newcycling® Process
  • Challenges and solution approaches for recycled polyolefins in FCM and related applications

Norbert Ost, APK, Germany

12.35 Panel discussion
13.00 Lunch

Emerging materials

14.20 Innovative processes and materials as alternatives to perfluoro-compounds: Overview and challenges pertaining to compliance with FCM regulations

  • Barrier solutions that offer a possible alternative to fluorinated compounds and their current status towards compliance with FCM regulation
  • Case study: The path to compliance for PVOH-coated cellulosic materials treated using chromatogeny

Caroline Locre, CTP – Centre Technique du Papier, France

14.45 Paper and board FCM: Challenges and research for food safety and sustainability

Antje Harling, Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS), Germany

15.10 Panel discussion
15.30 Coffee and tea break

Safety aspects

16.00 How to determine endocrine activity and relevance for humans

Ivonne Rietjens, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands (to be confirmed)

16.25 Endocrine disrupting substances in food contact articles

  • Consumer concerns and endocrine disruptors (ED) in the media vs the scientific point of view
  • Methods for identifying potential ED in plastics and how to do in vitro bioassays work
  • Analysis of food packaging materials and toys – examples and results

Elisa Mayrhofer, OFI – Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology, Austria

16.50 Panel discussion
17.10 Short break

17.25 European test: Printing ink residues in paper and board FCM

Stine Müller, The Danish Consumer Council, Denmark

17.50 Safety evaluation of printing ink layers in FCM

  • Selection and evaluation of substances, which are used in printing inks by the ink industry (including NIAS)
  • Communication of evaluation results along the supply chain
  • Use of the evaluation results in the printers’ and converters’ conformity work

Matthias Henker, European Printing Ink Association (EUPIA), Belgium

18.15 Panel discussion
18.35 End of first conference day

19.15 Departure time for the evening event
After the first conference day you are most welcome to attend our evening event. Please join us to continue the day’s interesting discussions in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

Thursday, 19 November 2020

8.20 Welcoming speech by the Chair
Peter K.T. Oldring,
Sherwin Williams, UK

8.30 Microplastics: Challenges in analytical method development

Nizar Benismail, European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW), Belgium

8.55 Re-evaluation of elastomers and refinement of the BfR recommendation XXI on rubber for FCM

Ingo Ebner, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

9.20 Analysis of Glymo and hydrolysis products

  • Analytical challenge of Glymo and its hydrolysis products
  • Level of interest for the analysis and how to assess the analytical results

Thomas Gude, SQTS Swiss Quality Testing Services, Switzerland

9.45 Risk assessment of cyclic esters in adhesives for food contact applications

Matthias Frischmann, Association of the European Adhesive & Sealant Industry (FEICA), Belgium

10.10 Panel discussion
10.55 Coffee and tea break

Test methods and follow-up on MOH

11.25 How to perform a reliable analysis of mineral oil

hydrocarbons?

  • Real life examples and pitfalls of mineral oil analysis
  • GCxGC-TOF-MS as technique to prevent false positive results

Susanne Kühn, Kirchhoff Institut, Germany

11.50 Composition of and migration from different polyesters and approaches for their quantification

Thomas Simat, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany

12.15 Current activities of the Council of Europe (CoE) on all material types of FCM and articles

Bianca van de Ven, RIVM – National Institute for Public
Health and the Environment, The Netherlands

12.40 Panel discussion
13.30 Lunch and end of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Benismail

Nizar Benismail

European Federation of Bottled Waters, Belgium

Nizar Benismail is an Analytical Chemist and the Head of Nestlé's Quality Assurance Center Vittel, which is the central laboratory of Nestlé Waters based in France. He has more of 20+ years of experience in analytical sciences through numerous fields. He is also a scientific expert for EFBW.

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Frischmann

Matthias Frischmann

Association of the European Adhesive & Sealant Industry (FEICA), Belgium

Matthias Frischmann is a Food Chemist and the Head of Corporate Analytics at Henkel in Düsseldorf. He joined Henkel in 2007 and has been active in the FEICA packaging expert group since 2016.

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Gude

Thomas Gude

SQTS Swiss Quality Testing Services, Switzerland

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

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Harling

Antje Harling

Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS), Germany

Antje Harling is a Food Chemist and the Division Manager of Materials Testing and Analytics at the Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS) in Heidenau. She has several years of experience in research and laboratory leadership of an official food control laboratory. She is an appointed member of the German BfR Committee for Consumer Products and BfR paper committee.

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Henker

Matthias Henker

European Printing Ink Association (EUPIA), Belgium

Matthias Henker is a Chemist and the Technical Director & Food Contact of the Flint Group Packaging Inks Germany. He has more than 28 years’ experience in the development and application of liquid ink for flexible packaging. He is the Chair of the EUPIA Technical Committee “Printing inks for food packaging”.

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Kühn

Susanne Kühn

Institut Kirchhoff, Germany

Susanne Kühn is a Chemist and was Scientific Assistant at the German Federal institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM). Since 2017 she been working as Laboratory Manager at the Institut Kirchhoff Berlin.

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Lioupis

Alexandros Lioupis

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Alexandros Lioupis is a Chemist and has been working as a Seconded National Expert on the risk assessment of FCM substances and plastic recycling processes at the EFSA since 2015. Before that, he has worked on FCM control at Member State level for several years, at the national reference laboratory on FCM of Greece.

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Locre

Caroline Locre

CTP - Centre Technique du Papier, France

Caroline LOCRE has an engineering degree in papermaking and joined CTP in 2013 as Project Leader in the fields of surface treatments of papers and boards, barrier materials, and food contact materials. She currently coordinates or participates in several R&D projects related to surface treatment of papers and boards and development of new food contact materials with specific barriers properties. Interactions between cellulosic packaging materials and foodstuffs are one of her favoured research topics. Assessment of the compliance of (sometimes new) food contact cellulosic materials with EU regulation is also part of her activities.

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Mayrhofer

Elisa Mayrhofer

OFI – Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology, Austria

Elisa Mayrhofer is a Biologist and since 2018 she is working on the development and validation of methods for the safety assessment of unidentified substances in food packaging migrates at the Austrian Research Institute (OFI).

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Müller

Stine Müller

Danish Consumer Council, Denmark

Stine Müller is a Biologist and has amongst others worked at DTU Food on risk assessment before she joined the Testing Department at The Danish Consumer Council. She is involved in the council's project "Think Chemicals" including tests of FCM.

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Nerin

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 EFSA's CEP Panel from 2010 to 2018.

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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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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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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 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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Welle

Frank Welle

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

Frank Welle is a Chemist and working in the Department of Product Safety and Analytics at the Fraunhofer IVV. He joined Fraunhofer in 1997. His work is related to physical-chemical interactions between packagings and foodstuffs. Since 2019 he is the Head of the Product Safety and Analytics Department.

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van de Ven

Bianca van de Ven

RIVM - National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands

Bianca van de Ven is a Toxicologist at the Department for Food Safety of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in the Netherlands. Her main area of work is focused on safe use of substances in contact with food and drinking water. She is the Chair of the Committee on FCM at the Council of Europe and a member of the National Committees on the toxicological assessment of substances in FCM (G4) and in products in contact with drinking water (W4).

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Venue

Leonardo Royal Hotel Frankfurt
Mailänder Straße 1
60598 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 6802-0
E-Mail: info.royalfrmleonardo-hotels.com
https://www.leonardo-hotels.de/leonardo-royal-hotel-frankfurt

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 18 November 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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