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

18 Nov - 19 Nov 2020, Online Conference | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH

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

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Overview

+++ ONLINE CONFERENCE +++

For many years, the Akademie Fresenius FCM Conference has been the perfect platform for bringing together the scientific, industrial and regulatory communities. With the COVID-19 crisis, it has become difficult to gather physically. However, since we all need to continue to learn from one another, we have decided to keep up our dialogue in the virtual space. We therefore cordially invite you to join this year’s Online Conference. Plenty of exciting presentations are awaiting you! And they will all be accessible from the comfort of your home or your office, thus reducing travel on the one hand and increasing accessibility on the other hand. We are looking forward to meeting you! 

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


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Programme

PLEASE NOTE: The indicated times refer to Central European Time CET.

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Wednesday, 18 November 2020

10:45 CET - Start of the Online Conference

Welcome address and opening remarks by the Chair

Dieter Schrenk, University of Kaiserlautern, Germany


11:00 CET - Risk management and risk assessment updates 

European Union update on FCM in foodstuffs

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

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 


12:00 CET - Sustainability aspects

Migration of oligomers and other NIAS from biopolymers

  • Oligomers, migration analysis, NIAS, biopolymers

Cristina Nerin, University of Zaragoza, Spain 

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 

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

13:40 CET - Lunch break


14.40 CET - Emerging materials 

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

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

Antje Harling, Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS), Germany 


15.45 CET - Safety aspects 

How to determine endocrine activity and relevance for humans

Ivonne Rietjens, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands 

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 

European test: Printing ink residues in paper and board food contact materials

Stine Müller, The Danish Consumer Council, Denmark

17:15 CET - End of the first conference day


Thursday, 19 November 2020

11:00 CET - Start of the second day of the online conference

Opening remarks for the second conference day by the Chairs

Peter K.T. Oldring, Valspar Corporation, UK

Laurence Castle, Member of the EFSA FAF Panel

11:10 CET  - 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 

Microplastics: Challenges in analytical method development

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

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 

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

Risk assessment of cyclic esters in adhesives for food contact applications

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

13:35 CET - Lunch break 


14:35 CET - Test methods and follow-up on MOH

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

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

Thomas Simat, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany

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

16:30 CET - 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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Ingo Ebner

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Ingo Ebner is a Chemist and works in the Unit Safety of Food Contact Materials at the German BfR in Berlin. He joined the German BfR in 2009.

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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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Ost

Norbert Ost

APK, Germany

Norbert Ost is an Environmental Chemist and has been working as a Scientific Regulatory Affairs Manager at APK since 2018. Before joining APK he worked for over one decade at the Helmholtz Centre of Environmental Research in the field of prediction of (eco)toxicity.

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Rietjens

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.

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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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Participation Fee: € 795.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  •     Participation in the Online Conference
  •     Conference documentation (available after the conference via download from our website)
  •     Certificate of attendance


Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 495.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.

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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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Would you have liked to attend this online live conference, but cannot spare the time?

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If you are interested, please send an e-mail to infoakademie-fresenius.de

 


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