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15:00 - 15:45

On June 30, 2017, at 03:00 pm CEST (Central European Summer Time), the Food Packaging Forum (FPF) will hold a public webinar on mineral oils in food contact materials (FCMs).

Mineral oils are present in food and food packaging as intentionally added substances, but can also be contaminants from printed paper recycling. Recently, their risk to human health has been discussed as a result of new toxicological understanding (FPF reported).

The guest speaker for this webinar is Dr. Konrad Grob of the Official Food Control Authority of Zurich, Switzerland. He is a member of the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) Scientific Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF Panel). Dr. Grob is an analytical chemist. In the 1990s he started measuring mineral oils as migrants from FCMs and has since deepened his understanding on this matter. He will discuss the state of the science on mineral oils and its implication for risk assessment.

In conjunction with this webinar, FPF will be releasing its new dossier on mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH).

The webinar is free of charge and registration closes on June 30, 2017, at 02:00 pm CEST. You will receive information for joining the webinar upon successful registration.

The webinar will be held using Skype for Business software. For optimum performance, we recommend installing this software (Windows download or Mac download), but the webinar can also be accessed via telephone or through an internet browser.