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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. Save the date 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.

Scientific topics to be addressed at this year’s workshop include prioritization strategies for the toxicological assessment of non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) (FPF reported), and accumulation and toxicity of mineral oils in humans (FPF reported). Sharing results from scientific studies on these topics, respectively, will be Melissa van Bossuyt from the Scientific Institute of Public Health, Belgium, and Jean-Pierre Cravedi from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF Panel).

Benoit Schilter, head of the food safety research department at Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland, will highlight the application of bioassays for safety testing of FCMs. James Huang, director, food contact materials safety at The Coca-Cola Company, U.S., will talk about packaging safety at Coca-Cola.

Further, Maricel Maffini, independent consultant, U.S., will focus on recent food additives petitions to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), filed by various U.S.-based public interest groups on FCM safety in the U.S.

A detailed program will be provided shortly and registration will open in May 2017. 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.