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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
09:15Scientific challenges in the risk assessment of FCMs: Work of the FPF Scientific Advisory Board
Prof. Dr. Thomas Backhaus, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
09:40Measuring migration from FCMs: Scientific and practical challenges
Dr. Eddo Hoekstra, EU Joint Research Centre, Italy
10:05Printed 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
11:00Application of bioassays for packaging safety evaluation
Dr. Benoit Schilter, Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland
11:25Recent advances in accumulation and effects of MOSH in rats – an overview
Dr. Jean-Pierre Cravedi, INRA, France, and EFSA CEF Panel
11:50Chemical risk assessment: Untangling scientific and value-based components
Dr. Karim Bschir, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
12:15Lunch break
Afternoon session
Chair: Prof. Dr. Pete Myers
Podium: Ensuring the safety of FCMs in a global economy
13:45Packaging safety challenges: Supply chain communication
James Huang, The Coca-Cola Company, USA
14:00Risk assessment of FCMs at EFSA
speaker invited
14:15FCM safety in the U.S.: NGO petitions and example of a successful industry-academia collaboration
Dr. Maricel Maffini, independent consultant, USA
14:30New Chinese regulation on FCMs
Dr. Marco Zhong, National reference laboratory for food contact materials, China
14:45Coffee break
15:15Podium and discussion
Moderated by Dr. Jane Muncke, Food Packaging Forum Foundation, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Martin Scheringer


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