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FEICA Food Contact Seminar - Safe Adhesives for Safe Food 

To ensure the safety of packaging used for food applications, it is important that stakeholders in the supply chain work together. In this context, FEICA is delighted to invite adhesives manufacturers and other actors in the supply chain to a seminar on migration testing of adhesives and especially testing the migration of mineral oil hydrocarbons.

We will provide you with insights into:

Sample preparation, testing and interpreting the results
Common errors and pitfalls
The possible limits of analytical methods

The seminar is open to all actors in the supply chain and will be of particular interest to all persons that have to carry out migration testing or discuss the results of such tests.


10:30 Welcome | Philip Bruce, FEICA Secretary General, FEICA
10:45 - 11:15 Introduction to the adhesive industry and the food packaging sectorAlexandra Ross, Product Regulatory Specialist, H.B. Fuller
11:15 - 11:45 Migration testing approaches for adhesives | André Weiss, Manager Instrumental Analytics, Food Safety, Henkel
11:45 - 12:30 Mineral oil hydrocarbons - toxicological and regulatory background | Anna Hedelin, Senior Staff Researcher Toxicology, Nynas
12:30 - 12:40 Q & A
12:40 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Mineral oil hydrocarbons in adhesives | Monika Toenniessen, Regional Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs Manager Europe, Henkel
14:00 - 15:00 Testing mineral oil and synthetic hydrocarbon from adhesives into food | Martin Lommatzsch, Analytical Chemist and Entrepreneur, Laboratory Lommatzsch
15:00 - 15:20 FEICA guidance and recommendations to the industry | Jana Cohrs, Regulatory Affairs Manager, FEICA
15:20 - 15:30 Q & A
15:30 Closing of the seminar

When: Thursday, 28 September 2017, from 10:30 until 15:30. Coffee and doors open at 10:00

Venue: Hotel Berlaymont, Boulevard Charlemagne, 11-19, 1000 Brussels (click here for directions)

Registration is mandatory and free of charge. A sandwich lunch, coffee and refreshments will be included. Seats are limited.