Residues of Food Contact Materials in Food

Manufacturers of packaging materials and food producers will discuss how migrating substances from recycled plastics, paper based packaging, coatings, adhesives, mineral oil, bisphenol A and other undesirable elements affect the packaged food. Join digitally via our LIVE STREAM!

05.10. — 06.10.2022
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Again in 2022: 11th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Residues of Food Contact Materials in Food"

For many years, the International Akademie Fresenius Conference “Residues of Food Contact Materials in Food” has been the perfect platform for bringing together the scientific, industrial and regulatory communities. We therefore cordially invite you to this year’s Conference. Plenty of exciting presentations are awaiting you!

The conference will be taking place once again in 2022: On 5 and 6 October in Dusseldorf. Of course, the health of all our participants is our number one priority. That is why we have strictly limited the number of places this time around.

Should you have missed the opportunity to secure one of our on-site places – or prefer not to travel at this point in time, you can still listen in on our exciting contributions and discussions: Via our Live Stream! In the run-up to the event, we will provide you with your login details which will allow you to participate and put forward all your questions from the location of your choice.

Would you instead prefer to join on-site in Dusseldorf? Then you can find further information here!

Highlights

Risk management and risk assessment updates

  • European Union update on food contact materials (FCM) in foodstuffs
  • Toxicology and risk assessment – quo vadis?
  • The German Printing Inks Ordinance
  • Compliance work – functioning of and expectations from FCM-enforcement
  • EFSA’s recent activities in the area of FCM

Perfluoro compounds

  • BfR recommendations
  • Analysis of PFAS

Toxicological tests/bioassay method

  • Determination of DNA-reactive genotoxic substance in migrates of FCM
  • Application of the HPTLC-Umu-C test to identify genotoxic chemicals in FCM

Sustainability aspects

  • Dissolution based recycling and risk assessment of rPlastic issued from this technology
  • Chemical recycling for FCM – an industry position
  • Use of rPlastics

Safety and analytical aspects

  • Update on analysis of microplastics in food and FCM
  • Update on strategies for analysing NIAS
  • Activity of the EC Joint Research Centre in the field of mineral oil in food

Who do you meet?

Groups that should take part:

Managing directors, boards of directors, members of supervisory boards, managers and scientists in the fields of:

  • Quality assurance & control
  • Product safety
  • Raw material control
  • Regulatory affairs & support
  • Analysis
  • 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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Programm

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

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Wednesday, 5 October 2022


Morning Session | 9:00 – 12:25
8:30
On-site registration & opening of the virtual meeting room
9:00
Welcoming speech by the organisers and the Chair

Dieter Schrenk, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Risk management and risk assessment updates
9:10
European Union update on FCM in foodstuffs

Update on the revision of FCM legislation, plastic recycling and plastics

Bastiaan Schupp, European Commission, Belgium

10:10
The German Printing Inks Ordinance
  • Reasons for a national ‚printing inks‘ measure
  • Key elements of the German Ordinance
  • Outlook – EU legislation?

Katharina Adler, German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Germany

10:45
Coffee break
11:25
Compliance work – functioning of and expectations from FCM-enforcement
  • Legal obligations on FCM compliance work for business operators and competent authorities
  • Enforcement: Different options and examples to control FCM compliance work
  • Strengthening enforcement through support and network of authorities throughout Europe and beyond

Nadine Bohni, Office of Consumer Protection and Veterinary Affairs St. Gallen, Switzerland

11:50
How real are migration simulation tests for non-plastic materials?

Thomas Gude, SQTS Swiss Quality Testing Service, Switzerland

12:25
Lunch break


Afternoon Session | 14:00 – 17:00
14:00
EFSA’s activities in the area of FCM

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

14:45
Toxicology and risk assessment – quo vadis?

Alan Boobis, Imperial College London, UK

15:20
Coffee break
Perfluoro compounds
15:50
Perfluoro substances and the BfR recommendations

Leonard John, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

16:25
Analysis of PFAS from non-stick coated metal kitchen utensils

Thomas Simat, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany

17:00
End of the first conference day


Thursday, 6 October 2022


Morning Session | 9:00 – 12:30

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

9:00
Welcoming address and opening remarks by the Chairs

Peter K.T. Oldring, Sherwin Williams, UK
Laurence Castle, Member of the EFSA FAF Panel

Toxicological tests/bioassay method
9:10
Determination of DNA-reactive genotoxic substances in migrates of FCM
  • Safety Assessment of unidentified NIAS based on the Threshold of Toxicological Concern
  • Value and limitations of in-vitro bioassays to support the safety assessment of unidentified NIAS
  • Results from screening >100 market samples for DNA-reactive genotoxic substances
  • Possible sources for DNA-reactive contaminants in FCM

Christian Kirchnawy, OFI – Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology, Austria

9:45
New approach methodology to assess safety of packaging material
  • Breakthrough solutions to assess the safety of food contact material
  • Advantages of a new approach using high-performance thin layer chromatography coupled to biological testing
  • Proof-of-concept of qualified method to detect and identify compounds of toxicological concern potentially present in packaging materials
  • Potential contribution to the risk assessment of food contact material

Maricel Marin-Kuan, Nestlé Research, Switzerland

10:20
Coffee break
Sustainability aspects
10:50
Update on recycling/dissolution based recycling and risk assessment of rPlastic issued from this technology

Martin Schlummer, Fraunhofer IVV, Germany

11:25
Update on recycling for food contact materials – an industry position
  • Chemical recycling technologies
  • Framework for Plastic Beverage Packaging Recycling
  • The bottle of the future

Koen Weel, The Coca-Cola Company, Belgium

12:00
Use of rPlastics (chemical data and scientific topics related to rPlastics)

Lionel Spack, Nestlé, Switzerland

12:35
Lunch break


Afternoon Session | 13:30 – 15:20
Safety and analytical aspects
13:30
Activity of the EC Joint Research Centre in the field of mineral oil in food
  • Outcome from 5 collaborative trials on MOAH in infant formula, organized by the JRC during the last 3 years (2020 – 2022) with the aim to harmonise a standard operating procedure (SOP)

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

14:10
Update on strategies for analysing NIAS

Cristina Nerin, University of Zaragoza, Spain

14:45
Update on analysis of microplastics in food and FCM

Darena Schymanski, Chemcial and Veterinary Analytical Institute Münsterland-Emscher-Lippe (CVUA-MEL), Germany

15:20
End of the conference

Referent:innen

Name

Unternehmen

Adler

Katharina Adler

German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Germany

Katharina Adler has been working with the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) since January 2003. About ten years, she was responsible for specific traditional foods and novel foods. In 2005 she worked with the European Commission and in 2010/2011 with the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the EU. In 2012, she took on responsibility for food contact materials. Since January 2022 she acts as chair of the Council of Europe European Committee for Food Contact Materials and Articles (CD-P-MCA), as already from 2016 until 2019. She is a Food Chemist by training.

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Bohni

Nadine Bohni

Office of Consumer Protection and Veterinary Affairs St. Gallen, Switzerland

Nadine Bohni is the Group Leader Commodities at the Office of Consumer Protection and Veterinary Affairs St. Gallen. Her laboratory is mainly responsible for the analysis of food contact materials and toys. In addition, she is active in the enforcement of FCM compliance work and supports food safety officers on inspections of FCM and toy manufacturers and importers.

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Boobis

Alan R. Boobis

Imperial College London, UK

Alan R. Boobis retired from his chair at Imperial College London in June 2017 and is now Emeritus Professor of Toxicology. His research interests include mechanistic toxicology, risk assessment and the effects of mixtures. He has been a member of the EFSA PPR Panel and the Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain. He has also been a member/Chair of the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues and of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (residues of veterinary drugs) for approx. 20 years. He currently chairs the UK Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment.

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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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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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Castle

Laurence Castle

Member of the EFSA FAF Panel

Laurence Castle has been active in the field of FCM for many years. He is a member of the EFSA Working Group on FCM where he was the Chair from 2014 to 2017. Since 2018 he has been a member of the EFSA FAF Panel.

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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 18 years. He is heading the laboratories dealing with food and non-food analysis as well as with risk assessments.

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John

Leonard John

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Leonard John is a Chemist and works in the Unit Safety of Food Contact Materials at the German BfR in Berlin. After he finished his PhD in organic chemistry, he worked for a short period in the industry and joined then the German BfR in October 2021.

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Christian Kirchnawy

OFI – Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology, Austria

Christian Kirchnawy studied food and biotechnology in Vienna. Since his diploma thesis in 2010 he is working on the application of in-vitro bioassays for the safety assessment of food packaging. For his doctor thesis in technical chemistry he developed test methods for the detection of endocrine active substances. Since 2011 he is leading the Microbiology & Cell Culture department at OFI. The main focus of his work, is on the safety assessment of food contact materials and medical devices.

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Marin-Kuan

Maricel Marin-Kuan

Nestlé Research, Switzerland

Maricel Marin-Kuan is In Vitro Toxicology Specialist within the Nestlé Institute of Food Safety & Analytical Sciences at Nestlé Research in Lausanne-Switzerland. Maricel has been working at Nestlé since 2002, with key scientific contributions in the safety-by-design area bringing in vitro solutions to food quality and safety challenges for prioritization and decision-making. Involved in the packaging safety area since 2010 with the application of multidisciplinary tools to assess the safety of new packaging material using qualified in vitro tools. External collaborations with academia and industry on various food safety issues.

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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, including chairing various groups such as cross sector group.

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Martin Schlummer

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

Martin Schlummer is a Business Development Manager of Recycling and the Environment at the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV) in Freising. He has been with Fraunhofer-IVV as a research fellow since 1999. As a responsible scientist he was responsible for process development and analytical process evaluation.

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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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Bastiaan Schupp

European Commission, Belgium

Bastiaan Schupp leads the food contact materials team in DG Health and Food Safety of the European Commission, and works on the subject since 2011. His main legislative responsibly is the general implementation of the legislation on food contact materials, and he has a specific focus on plastics and recycled plastics.

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Schymanski

Darena Schymanski

Chemcial and Veterinary Analytical Institute Münsterland-Emscher-Lippe (CVUA-MEL), Germany

Darena Schymanski is a Food Chemist and one of the heads of the speciality laboratory in the Department \"Special Instrumental Analyses, Contaminants and Residues\" at the CVUA-MEL in Münster. She is responsible for the analysis of microplastics and nanoparticles, elements, stable isotopes, radioactivity and irradiated foods. In 2015 she left the Thuringian State Office for Consumer Protection to join the CVUA-MEL in Münster, where she wrote her dissertation about microplastics in mineralwater and food contact materials.

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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 the Chairman of the ‘German BfR Committee on Consumer Products’’.

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Spack

Lionel Spack

Nestlé, Switzerland

Lionel Spack is a Senior Expert Food Contact Materials in Corporate Operation-Quality Management at Headquarter of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A in Vevey. He was previously FCM Expert within 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 international associations, e.g. in the International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (IAEAC), Schweizerische Verpackungsinstitut-Joint Industry Group and FoodDrinkEurope.

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Volk

Katharina Volk

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

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

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Weel

Koen Weel

Coca-Cola Company, Belgium

Koen Weel is a Food Technologist and has been in charge of various aspects of packaging and food contact materials since 2004. In 2021 he joined The Coca-Cola Company where he is currently a Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager Food Contact Materials for Europe, focusing on safety and food contact compliance of packaging. Before joining Coke, he had various roles in the food contact materials domain, among which two periods of six years at Danone Specialized Nutrition, as well as an auditor role at ISACert NL and a project manager role at Triskelion.

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