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08:00 - 16:30


Four Points by Sheraton
Kalandergasse 1

5 October 2017

Four Points by Sheraton, Sihlcity, Kalandergasse 1, Zurich, Switzerland

The 2017 annual Food Packaging Forum (FPF) workshop features high profile speakers and provides an ideal platform for engaging in inspiring discussions with different stakeholders. Register now for this unique event in the food contact materials (FCMs) world to get up to speed on recent developments in science, business, advocacy, and regulation! As in previous years, the 5th FPF workshop is also an excellent opportunity for networking. Please register before September 28, 2017 – spaces are limited.

As a novelty, the FPF will provide access to a live webcast of this year’s workshop for a minimal registration fee. Participants who cannot attend the workshop in person, may thus still follow the speaker presentations, Q&As, and the podium discussion.

08:00Registration and coffee
Morning session
Chair: Prof. Dr. Martin Scheringer
09:00Welcome and introduction
Prof. Dr. Martin Scheringer, Food Packaging Forum Foundation, Switzerland
09:05Scientific challenges in the risk assessment of FCMs: Work of the FPF Scientific Advisory Board
Prof. Dr. Thomas Backhaus, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
09:30Measuring migration from FCMs: Scientific and practical challenges
Dr. Eddo Hoekstra, EU Joint Research Centre, Italy
10:00Printed paper and board: Priority setting strategy for toxicological assessment
Melissa Van Bossuyt, Scientific Institute of Public Health and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
10:30Coffee break
11:00Recent advances in accumulation and effects of MOSH in rats - an overview
Dr. Jean-Pierre Cravedi, INRA, France, and EFSA CEF Panel
11:30Application of bioassays for packaging safety evaluation
Dr. Benoit Schilter, Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland
12:00Why good science is not value-free
Dr. Karim Bschir, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
12:30Lunch break
Afternoon session
Chair: Prof. Dr. Pete Myers
13:30The reform of Chinese legislation for FCMs and the challenges for compliance
Dr. Marco Zhong, National reference laboratory for food contact materials, China
Podium: Ensuring the safety of FCMs in a global economy
14:00Packaging safety challenges: Supply chain communication
James Huang, The Coca-Cola Company, USA
14:15Communication in the supply chain and the influence on compliance assessment
Kris Callaert, Viaware, the Netherlands
14:30Independent third-party testing labs: What role can and should they play in enforcing FCM regulations?
Dr. Thomas Gude, SQTS, Switzerland
14:45Using new scientific knowledge to update regulations in the U.S.
Dr. Maricel Maffini, independent consultant, USA
15:00Coffee break
15:30Podium and discussion
Moderated by Dr. Jane Muncke, Food Packaging Forum Foundation, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Pete Myers and Prof. Dr. Martin Scheringer


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Standard Ticket CHF199.00
Student Ticket CHF69.00