International Fresenius Conference "Residues of Mineral Oil and Synthetic Hydrocarbons in Food"

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28 Mar - 29 Mar 2017, Novotel Düsseldorf City West, Dusseldorf/Germany

International Fresenius Conference "Residues of Mineral Oil and Synthetic Hydrocarbons in Food"

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Overview

Highlights

Production, composition, qualities and uses

  • Lubricants, microcrystalline and paraffin waxes and white oils
  • Use, regulation and quality criteria

Analytics

  • Quantification by on-line HPLC-GC FID
  • Long chain n-paraffins and epoxidation of olefins
  • Comprehensive two-dimensional GCxGC MS/FID
  • Transport and storage without mineral oil
  • Evaluation strategies for functional barriers

Toxicology

  • Critical toxicological endpoints
  • EFSA project „Bioaccumulation and toxicity of mineral oil hydrocarbons in rats“ – The Outcome and what this might mean for humans

Regulatory framework

  • Evolution of the German regulation on MOH
  • EU-monitoring

Strategies for solving the problems

  • Importance for food industry to identify the source of contamination
  • The MOSH/MOAH issue from the perspective of a vegetable oil supplier
  • Minimisation of MOSH/MOAH in foods – Successful outcome of 3 years of research

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 Monday, 27 March 2017

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

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

8.30 Registration and coffee

9.00 Welcome speech by Akademie Fresenius and the Chair

Dieter Schrenk, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

9.10 Mineral oils and hydrocarbons? Their production, composition, qualities and uses

  • Manufacturing process of lubricants, microcrystalline and paraffin waxes and white oils
  • Substance compositions and their chemical structures, differences and similarities between waxes and oils
  • Waxes and oils: Why are they used, how are they regulated, and what are the relevant quality criteria when they are used as food or food contact additives?

Dirk F. Danneels, European Wax Federation, Belgium

9.40 Questions and answers

9.50 Quantification and characterisation of mineral oil and synthetic hydrocarbons

  • Quantification by on-line HPLC-GC FID
  • Enrichment and removal of long chain n-paraffins; epoxidation of olefins
  • Characterisation of the MOSH and MOAH fraction by comprehensive two-dimensional GCxGC MS/FID

Maurus Biedermann, Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

10.20 Questions and answers

10.30 Coffee break

11.00 Analysis of synthetic hydrocarbons from polyolefins and adhesives

  • Analysis of raw materials and final products
  • Group-type identification of oligomers
  • Migration into food

Martin Lommatzsch, Laboratory Lommatzsch, Germany

11.30 Questions and answers

11.40 Current regulatory framework and where to go – Challenges and ideas

  • Applicable rules for contaminants and food contact materials
  • Evolution of the German Regulation on MOH
  • EU-monitoring
  • Challenges and limitations

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

12.10 Questions and answers

12.20 Panel discussion

13.00 Lunch

14.30 Transport and storage without mineral oil

Thomas Simat, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany

15.00 Questions and answers

15.10 Evaluation strategies for functional barriers

  • Different approaches
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Decision tree for practical implementation

Rainer Brandsch, MDCTec Systems, Germany

15.40 Questions and answers

15.50 Coffee break

16.20 Toxicology of mineral oils

  • Overview of the toxicology of mineral oil hydrocarbons
  • Critical toxicological endpoints and open questions in this respect

Nicole Hellwig, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

16.50 Questions and answers

17.00 Outcome of the EFSA project „Bioaccumulation and toxicity of mineral oil hydrocarbons in rats“ and what this might mean for humans

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

17.30 Questions and answers

17.40 Panel discussion

18.20 End of the first conference day

19.10 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 rustic historic district of Dusseldorf for an unhurried evening of good food and leisure time. Please join us to continue the day’s interesting discussions in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

8.30 Welcoming speech by the Chair

Reinhard Matissek, Food Chemistry Institute (LCI) of the Association of the German Confectionary Industry (BDSI), Germany

8.40 Standardisation work with CEN for the determination of MOSH and MOAH in vegetable oils

Florence Lacoste, Institute of Fats and Oils (ITERG), France

9.10 Questions and answers

9.20 MOSH/MOAH – From toxic packaging to “clean” food: foodwatch’s campaign in France, Germany and The Netherlands

  • Why we need legal obligations for functional barriers?
  • “Clean” food: mandatory maximum residues of MOSH/MOAH in foodstuff
  • Need for legal action (national / EU-level) instead of self-committments

Matthias Wolfschmidt, foodwatch, Germany

9.50 Questions and answers

10.00 How does a big retail business identify and deal with challenges and responsibility with regard to harmful chemicals in food packaging?

  • What to do when legislation does not cover the risk today?
  • Focus: BPA, PFC´s and mineral oil in food packaging
  • Examples of business cases
  • Drivers and challenges

Malene Teller Blume, Coop Denmark

10.30 Questions and answers

10.40 Coffee break

11.10 Importance for food industry to identify the source of food contamination by mineral oils

  • Good manufacturing practice
  • Source identification/profiling
  • Mitigation
  • Supply chain involvement

Lionel Spack, Nestlé Suisse, Switzerland

11.40 Questions and answers

11.50 The MOSH/MOAH issue from the perspective of a vegetable oil supplier

  • What are the potential sources for mineral oil contaminations in the supply chain of vegetable oils and fats?
  • Which oils/fats are problematic, which ones are not?
  • How quickly can the problem be solved?

Nils Hinrichsen, ADM Research, Germany

12.20 Questions and answers

12.30 Minimisation of MOSH/MOAH in foods – Successful outcome of 3 years of research

  • What is an “unresolved complex mixture” (hump) in chromatography?
  • Discovery of the various potential sources of entry
  • Contents in various raw materials – Overview
  • A new toolbox can help the food industry to minimise MOSH/MOAH entries
  • The masterplan

Reinhard Matissek

13.00 Questions and answers

13.10 Panel discussion

14.10 Final remarks by the Chair, lunch and end of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Biedermann

Maurus Biedermann

Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

Maurus Biedermann is Chemical Analyst and Laboratory Head at the Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich. He has 30 years experience in food analysis and was involved in the development of large volume on-column GC injection and the on-line coupling of HPLC with GC.

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Brandsch

Rainer Brandsch

MDCTec Systems, Germany

Rainer Brandsch is Chemist and an internationally recognized expert in migration modelling and compliance evaluation of food contact materials and founder of the companies MDCTec Systems GmbH (IT Solutions) and MDCTec Services GmbH (Compliance Management).

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Danneels

Dirk F. Danneels

European Wax Federation (EWF), Belgium

Dirk F. Danneel 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 was 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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Grob

Konrad Grob

Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

Konrad Grob is a Chemical Analyst at the Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich in Switzerland and member of EFSA’s CEF Panel.

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Helling

Rüdiger Helling

Saxon State Laboratory for Public and Veterinary Health, 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 actual 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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Nicole Hellwig

Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Nicole Hellwig is Scientist of the Unit “Safety of Food Contact Materials” in the Department “Chemicals and Product Safety” at the BfR in Berlin and working in the risk assessment of food contact materials since 2009.

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Hinrichsen

Nils Hinrichsen

ADM Research, Germany

Nils Hinrichsen is Food Chemist. He works in oils and fats research since 1999 and with ADM in the Oils and Fats Research Center in Hamburg since 2008.

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Lacoste

Florence Lacoste

Institute of Fats and Oils (ITERG), France

Florence Lacoste is the Head of Analysis & Expertise Department at ITERG (Institute of Fats and Oils) in Pessac and the Leader of the CEN-Project on the „Determination of MOSH and MOAH with on-line HPLC-GC-FID analysis in vegetable oils“.

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Lommatzsch

Martin Lommatzsch

Laboratory Lommatzsch, Germany

Martin Lommatzsch has founded Laboratory Lommatzsch in 2016 offering consulting, analytical support and research projects with focus on food contact materials. He was PhD student of the Technische Universität Dresden, Chair of the Food Science and Food Contact Materials, in cooperation with the Kantonales Labor Zurich, G&G Department, from 2012 to 2015.

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Matissek

Reinhard Matissek

Food Chemistry Institute (LCI) of the Association of the German Confectionary Industry (BDSI), Germany

Reinhard Matissek is Professor, Head of Institute and Director at the LCI of the BDSI, Cologne/Germany. He is member of several national and international scientific panels and institutions.

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Schrenk

Dieter Schrenk

University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Dieter Schrenk has been 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 Professor and Chair of Food Science and FCM at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) with research on FCM since 2003. He is member of the ‘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 Senior Expert for Food Contact Materials at Nestlé 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 Verpackungsinstitute-Joint Industry Group, Food Drink Europe-Printing Inks Joint Task Force.

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Teller Blume

Malene Teller Blume

Coop Denmark

Malene Teller Blume has worked in Coop DK for more than 15 years and is responsible for Coop’s Quality and Safety programme for nonfood consumer products. She is responsible for Coops Chemical Strategy and therefore closely involved with chemicals in consumer goods.

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Wolfschmidt

Matthias Wolfschmidt

foodwatch

Matthias Wolfschmidt has been Head of Campaigns at foodwatch in Berlin since 2002. Since 2005 he has also been Deputy Managing Director. He is responsible for foodwatch’s campaign in France, Germany and The Netherlands on MOSH/MOAH.

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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

Directions

We have reserved a limited number of rooms for our participants at reduced rates at the hotel. These rooms can be booked up to 8 weeks prior to the start of the event. Please book early and directly through the hotel quoting„Fresenius“ as reference.

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,795.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • conference participation
  • conference documentation
  • lunch
  • coffee breaks and conference beverages
  • the evening event on 28 March 2017

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.

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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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