Advances in Safety Assessment of Packaging Materials – January 25th, 2024

The safety assessment of packaging materials poses an ongoing challenge for the industry. Not only in the food sector, but also for cosmetics and pharmaceutical companies – safety of the final product must be ensured. Latest developments in the fields of recycling and reuse of packaging made this challenge even more complex.

FH Campus Wien – University of Applied Sciences will host an international symposium on current developments, advances and challenges in this field. Together with our long-time project partners from OFI, we organise an interdisciplinary exchange to identify the current state of the art as well as important questions in the field of packaging safety assessment in the near- and long-term future. Renowned experts from the field, scientists, industry representatives as well as students are invited to participate. 


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Dr. Elisabeth Pinter
Project Manager, OFI (Österreichisches Forschungsinstitut für Chemie und Technik)

Doors open, breakfast and coffee

Official Welcome and Program Overview 
FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Elisabeth Haslinger-Baumann
Vice Rector for Research and Developement, FH Campus Wien
FH-Prof. DI Dr. Silvia Apprich
Head of Sustainable Management of Resources, Packaging Technology and Sustainability and Sustainable Packaging Technology, FH Campus Wien
Dr. techn. Bernhard Rainer, MSc.
Academic Staff, FH Campus Wien

Keynote – Challenges of Packaging Safety Assessment 
Dr. Elisa Mayrhofer
Microbiology & Cell Culture, OFI

Regulatory Perspective on NIAS in FCM
Dl Thomas Schwartz
Department for Consumer Goods and Cosmetics, Business Unit Food Safety, Institute for Food Safety Vienn
Download CV (PDF, 41KB)

Current perspective of the ILSI expert group
Prof. Dr. Cristina Nerin
Professor of Analytical Chemistry, ILSI
Download CV (PDF, 701KB)

Coffee Break


Christian Kirchnawy
Team Leader, OFI

Perspective of the Food Industry and Analytical Ring Trial
Dr. Sander Koster
Group Leader Packaging Food Safety, Nestlé Research

Chemical Analysis of NIAS
Claire McKillen MSc, C.Chem
Team Manager, Packaging Migration and MS Solutions at Fera Science Ltd
Downlaod CV (PDF,43 KB)

Analysis of MOSH & MOAH in Packaging
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Erich Leitner
Head of the Institute for Analytical Chemistry and Food Chemistry, TU Graz

Lunch Break


Dr. Elisabeth Pinter
Project manager, OFI

Physico-Chemical Analysis and in vitro Bioassays to Improve the Chemical Safety of Food Contact Articles
Dr. Isabella Severin
Researcher and Lecturer, AgroSup Dijon
Downlaod CV (PDF, 77,7KB)

Packaging issues in the Zeitgeist: bioplastics, microplastics, and food safety
Dr. Lisa Zimmermann
Scientific Communication Officer, Packaging Forum
Downlaod CV (PDF,57 KB)

Perspective of the Pharmaceutical Industry
Dr. Nina Macho, MSc.
Senior Scientist Toxicology & Pharmacology, Octapharma
Downlaod CV (PDF,49,6 KB)

Coffee Break


Christian Kirchnawy
Team leader, OFI

State of the Art and Regulation of Recycling for FCM
Dr. Frank Welle
Business Development Manager for Packaging, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV
Download CV (PDF, 62KB)

Safety of Printing Inks in Recycling
Dr. Evert Delbanco
Director Food Safety + Toxicology, Siegwerk
Download CV (PDF, 39KB)

Recycling of Polypropylene
Prof. Edward Kosior
Managing Director, Nextek
Download CV (PDF, 102KB)

Short Break

Wrap-up and Current Research Needs
Dr. techn. Bernhard Rainer, MSc.
FH Campus Wien

Open Networking with Snacks & Drinks 

The event hall closes.

Terms and Conditions
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