6th International Symposium on Food Packaging: Scientific Developments Supporting Safety and Innovation

Barcelona, Spain
16/11/2016 – 18/11/2016


ILSI Europe is pleased to organise the 6th International Symposium on Food Packaging: Scientific Developments supporting Safety and Innovation. This event is supported by the Packaging Materials Task Force.

All presentations and posters (upon authors’ agreement) can be found HERE.





The ILSI Europe International Symposia on Food Packaging are held every four years and are internationally recognised as a scientific forum to discuss the science that ensures the safety and quality of food packaging. Following the success of the 5th Symposium on Food Packaging: Scientific Developments supporting Safety and Innovation held in Berlin in November 2012, the 6th symposium was held last November 2016 and emphasized again the innovations in the area of food packaging.

This three-day conference was structured around 5 concept areas:

  1. Progress in Risk Assessment,
  2. Safety Challenges Arising from Renewable and Recycling Food Contact Materials,
  3. Safety-By-Design,
  4. Innovation Packaging and Emerging Technologies,
  5. Future Challenges in Food Packaging Processing and Food Processing Equipment.

The participants reviewed and debated recent advances in the science supporting the demonstration of the safety, quality and innovation of food packaging. Dissemination of results of on-going research were combined with examining the implications for the future of controlling packaging for foodstuffs.


This multi-disciplinary meeting was of interest to those active in issues associated with the safety and quality of food packaging, particularly food scientists, chemists, mathematicians, physicists, packaging specialists, control authorities, regulators and risk assessors. It brought together those involved in basic studies, those responsible for bringing innovations to the market place, and those charged with ensuring the safety and quality of food contact materials.


The symposium was held in Barcelona, Spain.


For more information on this event, please contact Dr Cyril Marsaux at, Scientific Project Manager.


More information on the Packaging Materials Task Force is available here.


Check out our podcasts here to listen to Professor Cristina Nerín and Dr Peter Oldring talk about packaging, emerging technologies and NIAS.

Professor Cristina Nerín on Emerging Technologies
Dr Peter Oldring on NIAS

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts for Oral Presentations has been closed on 15 February 2016.
Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations has been closed on 23 September 2016.


The programme covered a wide range of subjects related to food packaging. For the full programme, please click here.

Progress in Risk Assessment
Keynote speaker: Dr Laurence Castle

Safety Challenges Arising from Renewable and Recycling Food Contact Materials
Keynote speaker: Dr Lionel Spack

Keynote speaker: Dr Roland Franz

Innovation Packaging and Emerging Technologies
Keynote speaker: Prof. Cristina Nerín

Future Challenges in Food Packaging Processing and Food Processing Equipment
Keynote speaker: Dr Mauro Fedeli*

*replaced Dr Osvaldo Bosetti

All presentations and posters (upon authors’ agreement) can be found HERE.


Late submissions: 2 new posters have been accepted in Session 1 ‘Progress in Risk Assessment’.
S1-71-B: Analytical Tools for the Identification of Non Volatile NIAS In Food Packaging Materials by Dr Aznar
S1-72-B: New Approaches to Elucidate the Mode of Action of a New Antimicrobial Food Packaging Material by Ms Clemente



A Selection Committee composed of internationally-recognized scientists in the field of Food Packaging evaluated the posters displayed at the symposium and selected the best three posters.

Posters of the highest scientific quality were selected according to how substantial the issue they addressed was, how novel, innovative and applicable the work presented was, and whether it helped to solve any theoretical or practical problem. The Selection Committee also took into account how comprehensive, clear and consistent the work was.

The three winners were announced on 18 November in plenary before the closing remarks and received a certificate attesting of the excellence of their research. Furthermore, they have the opportunity to publish their work as a full paper together with the oral contributions in a dedicated issue of Food Additives & Contaminants Part A, provided the paper is accepted after peer-review.

Finally, the winners can choose between a waived fee for a future ILSI Europe event (e.g. 7th Food Packaging Symposium in 2020) or an invitation to present their latest research during the scientific session of an ILSI Europe’s Packaging Materials Task Force meeting in Brussels, on a mutually agreed date (travel in economy class covered up to 500 EUR + 1 night accommodation, for non-industry only). A unique opportunity to strengthen their network and increase their visibility among leading companies in the area of Packaging Materials.


List of Posters That Will Be Displayed at the Symposium

Session 1: Progress in Risk Assessment

First Author/Presenting Author* Title Poster Code
Abe Determination of Formaldehyde and Acetaldehyde Levels in PET-Bottled Mineral Water Using a Rapid and Simple Analytical Method S1-01-A
Ackerman Identification of Novel Print-Related Substances on Flexible Food Packaging S1-02-A
Addo Ntim Migration of Nanoparticles From Commercially Available Food Contact Materials Under Stressful Use Conditions S1-03-A
Baumgartner Planar-Yes: Analysing Food Contact Materials With an Oestrogen Screen Assay S1-04-A

Best Poster Winner

Biedermann Screening for NIAS: The Potential of Two-Dimensional GCxGC for Comprehensive Analysis of Migrants From FCM S1-05-A
Biedermann Fully Automated Sample Preparation for the Determination of Plasticizers in PVC From Food Contact Materials and Toys S1-06-A
Boriani Classification and Prioritization of Chemicals Present in Food Contact Material S1-07-A
Bugey UHPLC-MS/MS Based Method for Analysing Endocrine Disruptors Released From Sport Water Bottles and Reservoirs S1-08-A
Cabovska Streamlined Analytical Workflows for Food Contact Material Analysis S1-09-A
Callaert Risk Communication in the Food Contact Supply Chain S1-10-A
Cao Temporal Variation of Bisphenol A in Canned Foods and Its Implication for Changes in Can Coating S1-11-A
Cassinari Risk Assessment: From Forest of Peaks as Analytical Output to Exposure Scenario S1-12-A
Cassinari A Screening Approach for NIAS in Flexible Food Packaging: Focus on Analytical Methods S1-13-A
Cooper/Scheibner The Effects of Gamma Irradiation on the Migration Profiles of Wine Bags HR LCMS for Identification and Quantitation of Extractables S1-14-A
Cushen/O'Mahony Algorithm Framework and Migration Model in Facet 3.0 S1-15-A
Davis Characterization of Volatile Organic Compounds in Microwave Popcorn Packaging S1-16-A
Derra Evaluation of the Transfer of Dialkylketones Into Foodstuffs S1-17-A
Droth Characterisation of Siloxanes in Food Contact S1-18-A
Eckardt Migration of Linear and Cyclic Polyester Oligomers From Polyester-Phenol-Coatings Into Food and Food Simulants S1-19-A
Elizalde Migration of Benzophenone Derivative Photoinitiators in Food Packaging at High Temperatures S1-20-A
Groh/Muncke Opportunities and Challenges for the Use of Bioassays in Effect-Directed Screening of Overall Migrate From Food Contact Materials S1-21-A
Guiga Prediction of Partition Coefficients Between Polymers and/or Food Simulants: From Atomistic Simulations to Practical Estimates S1-22-A
Hackethal Substances Migrating From Food Contact Materials in the BfR MEAL Study S1-23-A
Hoppe Oligomers in Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate): Diffusion Coefficients and Migration S1-24-A
Hoppe Migration Behaviour of Oligomers From New BPA-Non-Intent Polyester Can Coatings Under Sterilisation Conditions S1-25-A
Hu Migration of Epoxidized Soybean Oil From PVC Gasket Into Food and Its Safety Assessment S1-26-A
Kamath/Van Hoeck Toxicological Evaluation of the Database of Substances Known by Member States of Council of Europe and Used in Food Contact Materials S1-27-A
Kappenstein Characterization of Potential Migrants From Elastomers by Comprehensive Two-Dimensional GC-MS S1-28-A
Kappenstein Quantification of N-Nitrosamines From Natural and Synthetic Rubber in Food Simulants Via HPLC-APCI-MS/MS S1-29-A
Kassouf An Untargeted Approach for the Characterization of Food Contact Materials Using FIA/ESI-MS Coupled With Independent Components Analysis S1-30-A
Kirchnawy Detection and Identification of Endocrine Active Substances in Food Packaging by Chemical Trace Analysis and In Vitro Tests S1-31-A
Kishi Multi-element Analysis in Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Bottles Used for Beverages in Japan S1-32-A
Kluever US FDA Infant Lifestage-Specific Safety Assessment for Food Contact Materials S1-33-A
Lago Effect of the pH on the Migration of Ethyl-4-(Dimethylamino) Benzoate (EDB) Into Food Simulants From LDPE S1-34-A
Lago Study of the Photo-Products Obtained From the UV Curing of BP and EDB S1-35-A
Larese/Vitrac Radionuclide Permeability of Polymer Films Used in Food Packaging for High Throughput Sample Analysis Following a Nuclear Accident S1-36-B
Li Improved Method for Determination of Selected Phthalates in Food Simulant Oil by Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry S1-37-B
McCall/Cabovska Phthalates in Distilled Beverages: A Simple, Fast and Robust LC-MS/MS Method S1-38-B
Mertens Investigation of the Genotoxicity of Substances Migrating From Polycarbonate Replacement Baby Bottles to Identify Chemicals of High Concern S1-39-B
Mutsuga Inter-laboratory Study on Migration Tests for Food Contact Material S1-40-B
Nakanishi Improvement of Test Methods for Overall Migration Into Vegetable Oil S1-41-B
Nhlapo Development of a Gas-Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) Method for the Determination of Phthalates in Plastics S1-42-B
Ottenio Mineral Oils in Paper and Board Materials: How to Deal With MOSH Content? S1-43-B
Ozaki Determination of Elements and Residual Solvents in Laminated Films Used for Food Packaging S1-44-B
Park Exposure Assessment of Perfluorinated Compounds From Food Packaging Materials in Korea S1-45-B
Paseiro-Cerrato A Study of the Stability of Potential Migrants From Cans Coatings Into 50% Ethanol Food Simulant S1-46-B
Paseiro-Cerrato Food Cans Coatings: An Update of the Evaluation of Migration Protocols and Levels of Migrants in Foods S1-47-B
Patin Untargeted Chemical Screening of Food Contact Materials for Composition and Migration Analysis S1-48-B
Pieke Chemicals in Paper and Board Food Contact Material: Towards More Knowledge, Analytical and Prioritization Analysis S1-49-B
Ratiborska Using Thermally Induced Hyphenated Techniques to GC-MS for the Composition Evaluation of Polymeric Food Contact Materials S1-50-B
Richter NIAS: Different Techniques, Different Statements S1-51-B
Richter/Gude Analysing Oligomers: Questions and Answers? S1-52-B
Rohmaniyati Exposure Assessment of Styrene Monomer From Polystyrene Foam for Ready-To-Eat Food in Indonesia S1-53-B
Säger Considerations on the Time-Dependent Migration of Cyclic Polyamide-Oligomers From PA-Kitchen Utensils: Migration and Exposition S1-54-B
Sánchez Pozos/Bustos Study on the Release of Cr and Ni From Spanish Food Contact Metal Articles Comparison of Approaches in the Estimation of the Release S1-55-B
Severin In Vitro Toxicity Assessment of Sol-Gel Coating Extracts on Polycarbonate and Their Precursors Intended to Be Used in Food Contact S1-56-B
Simoneau Investigations on the Impact of Storage on the Release of Lead Release From Ceramic and Crystal Articles S1-57-B
Simoni Primary Aromatic Amines in Food Packaging S1-58-B
Stoermer Invisible Set-Off of Photoinitiators and Acrylate Monomers From UV-Printing Inks Onto Polyolefins S1-59-B
Ubeda Migration Kinetics of Cyclic Oligomers (Lactones) Coming From Multilayer High Barrier Materials S1-60-B
Van de Ven Update of Regulation on Coatings in The Netherlands S1-61-B
Van der Burg/Behnisch Effect-Based Safety Assessment of Bio-Based Chemicals and Chemical Mixtures: A Case Study on Bio-Based Plastics S1-62-B
Van Hoeck Evaluation of the Potential Migration Risks of Baby Bottles Used as Substitutes for Polycarbonate S1-63-B
Vápenka Migration of Xenobiotics From Paper Packaging Materials Into Food and Food Simulant S1-64-B
Vera Identification of Compounds Responsible for Off-Odours in Packaging Materials by HS-SPME Coupled to GC-O-MS S1-65-B
Veyrand Integrated Risk-Based Approach for Packaging Safety: A Food Manufacturer’s Application S1-66-B

Best Poster Winner

Vilarinho Bisphenol A as Result of Its Migration From Epoxy Resins S1-67-B
Vilimkova The Analysis of 23 Elements Coming From Metals and Alloys by ICP-MS: Technical Advantages in Instrumentation and Arising Limitations S1-68-B
Vitrac/Zhu Towards a General D Model Using Generalized Free Volume Theory: Polyesters and Other Polymers S1-69-B
Welle Evaluation of Non-Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS) in PET Bottles S1-70-B
Aznar Analytical Tools for the Identification of Non Volatile NIAS In Food Packaging Materials S1-71-B
Clemente New Approaches To Elucidate the Mode of Action of a New Antimicrobial Food Packaging Material by Ms Clemente S1-72-B

*Where the presenting author is not the first author.

Session 2: Safety Challenges Arising From Renewable and Recycling Food Contact Materials

First Author/Presenting Author* Title Poster Code
Alsing Pedersen Circular and Safe? S2-01-A
Cano Embuena/Gonzalez-Martinez Protein-Active Films Containing Tannins S2-02-A
Cinar Heavy Metals in the Paper and Board Packaging S2-03-A
Comstock/Scheibner HR-LCMS and GC-MS/MS Analyses of Non-Intentionally Added Substances and Other Migrants From Plastic Food Contact Materials S2-04-A
Fengler Determination of MOSH and MOAH in Bakery Bags and Worst-Case Estimation of the Underlying Migration Potential Into Pastry Products S2-05-A
Fengler Application of Adsorbent Materials for the Simulation of the Migration of MOSH and MOAH From Food Packaging Into Food Items S2-06-A
Gonzalez Rodriguez Identification and Determination of Contaminants in rHDPE S2-07-A
Khaliffa Measurement of Migration Potential From Rotogravure Printing Inks Compounds Into Dry Food Contacted by GC/MS S2-08-B
Nagy/Khaliffa Influence of the Printing Remedies and Lamination Techniques on Barrier Properties 'WVTR and OTR Value' for Polypropylene Film S2-09-B
Noureddine Elmoussawi Effects of Sterilization and Storage Conditions on Contamination of Food Simulants From Lebanese Can Coatings S2-10-B
Puype A Multi-Methodical Approach for the Detection of WEEE Relevant Contaminants in Food Contact Materials: Selecting Key Parameters S2-11-B
Schlicksupp/Richter Migration of Marker Substances From Recycled Paper and Cardboard Food Packaging Into Dry Food: an Overview of the Market S2-12-B
Van Den Houwe/Van Hoeck Migration of Photoinitiators From Cardboard Into Dry Food: Evaluation of Tenax® as a Food Simulant S2-13-B
Vittadello/Nieddu How Do We Bio-Pack? S2-14-B
Zhong The Migration of Mineral Oils From Paper and Paperboard: A Survey in China Market S2-15-B

*Where the presenting author is not the first author.

Session 3: Safety-By-Design

First Author/Presenting Author* Titles Poster Code
Ballach Comparison of Migration Modeling and Test Results of Printing Ink Applications - Influence of Partition Coefficient for Different Migrants S3-01-A
Boriboon Study on GC-TEA and GC-MS/MS for Determination of N-Nitrosamines in Artificial Saliva Released From Rubber Nipples S3-02-A
Böröcz Evaluation of Additional Protective Packaging at Drop Test for Glass Bottle Used for Fizzy Alcoholic Drink S3-03-A
Carlos/De Jager Investigation of the Primary Plasticizers Present in Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Products Currently Authorized as Food Contact Materials S3-04-A
Franz Diffusion Behaviour of the Acetaldehyde Scavenger 2-Aminobenzamide in Polyethylene Terephthalate for Beverage Bottles S3-05-A
Franz Comparison of Migration Testing Conditions for PET Bottles: 10 D at 60 °C Versus 10 D at 40 °C S3-06-A
Garcia Ibarra Migration Kinetic Studies of Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Acetyltributyl Citrate and Dibutyl Phthalate Into Food Simulants S3-07-A
Garcia Ibarra Migration of Phthalates, Acetyltributyl Citrate, Benzophenone, and Butylated Hydroxytoluene From Food Packaging Into Food S3-08-A
Gergely/David Regulatory Considerations for Food Contact Materials in the EU S3-09-B
Hoffmann Determination of Mineral Oil Permeation Rates Through Flexible Packaging Materials Via Thermal Desorption and GC-MS S3-10-B
Homdumrongvong Determination of Vinyl Chloride Monomer in Polyvinylchloride by Headspace Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry S3-11-B
Lestido Cardama Study of Migration of Volatile Compounds From MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) Used as Food Contact Material S3-12-B
Nguyen Migration Without Contact: Experimental Evidences, Modeling and Safe Design S3-13-B
Welle Functional Barrier Performance of Polyamide-6 and Polyethylene Terephthalate Films Towards N-Alkanes and 1-Alcohols S3-14-B

*Where the presenting author is not the first author.

Session 4: Innovation Packaging and Emerging Technologies

First Author/Presenting Author* Titles Poster Code
Ådland Hansen/Kvalvåg Pettersen Effect of Packaging Atmosphere on Microbiota of Fresh Chicken Breast Fillets S4-01-A
Anongjanya Effect of Cellulose Nanocrystals From Sugarcane Bagasse on Properties of Whey Protein Isolate Based Films S4-02-A
Becerril Influence of A. Flavus Growth in the Detection of Compounds Released From an Active Material S4-03-A
Bermudez Extending the Shelf-Life of Fresh Meat Products by Means of an Industrially Validated Active Packaging System S4-04-A
Bermudez Extending the Shelf-Life of Fresh Cut Fruits by Means of an Antimicrobial Active Packaging System S4-05-A
Bruna Development of Antimicrobial Active Packaging Triggered by UV and Visible Radiation S4-06-A
Csavajda Comparison Study of Protective Function of Environmental-Friendly and Traditional Plastics Consumer Packaging for Tomatoes Distribution S4-07-A
Di Maio Modelling and Experimental Validation of Transport Properties of Co-Extruded PET Based Active Packaging S4-08-A
Doghieri Analysis of Oxygen Barrier Properties in Materials Designed for Fresh Food Packaging Applications S4-09-A
Domenek Development of Renewable Nanocomposites for Packaging by the Functionalization of Nanopolysaccharides S4-10-A
Domenek Efficient Biobased Toughening Agents of PLA Packaging Films With Changed Environmental Impact S4-11-A
El Shenawi The Creative Process of ‘Smart’ Food Packaging S4-12-A
Galotto Supercritical Impregnation: An Alternative for Active Food Packaging S4-13-A
Golja Release of Aluminium From Non-Stick Food Contact Materials S4-14-A
Heising Active Antimicrobial Packaging Using Controlled Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Naturally Occurring Glucosinolates Into Volatile Isothiocyanates S4-15-A
Ioannidis/Ragaert Determination of Shelf Life Quality Using Volatile Organic Compounds as Biomarkers in Fresh Cut Iceberg Lettuce S4-16-A
Jokar Suitability of Food Simulants for Migration Study of Silver Nanoparticles S4-17-A
Lestido Cardama Migration Kinetics of Natamycin From Chitosan and Methylcellulose Based Films Into Food Stimulants S4-18-A
Lopez de Dicastillo Development and Characterization of an Active PLA Nanocomposite Based on Electrospun PVOH Nanofibers With CNW and Thymol S4-19-A
Maisanaba Effect of an Active Bio-Package Extruded With Oregano Essential Oil in Lettuce Nutrient Profile S4-20-A
Moreno Marro/Chiralt Boix Effect of Starch Oxidation on the Functional Properties and Migration of Blend Films With Gelatin S4-21-A
Muller/González-Martínez Antimicrobial Properties and Release of Cinnamaldehyde in Pla Films S4-22-B
Padula Influence of High Pressure Processing (HPP) on Packaging Migration Potential S4-23-B
Pettersen Effect of Liquid Absorber Capacity and Gas Composition on the Quality and Liquid Loss of Fresh Meat Products S4-24-B
Piacere SELECTPERM: Food Packaging Materials With O2/CO2 Selective Permeability S4-25-B

Best Poster Winner

Qin-Bao Effect of 2 Antioxidants and 4 Light Stabilizers on Release of Silver From Nanosilver-Polyethylene Composite Films Into Acidic Food Simulants S4-26-B
Ramos Diffusion, Antibacterial and Degradation Properties of Active Nanocomposites Based on PLA Containing Thymol S4-27-B
Requena/Chiralt Boix Obtaining Active High-Barrier Starch-Polyester Bilayer Films S4-28-B
Robertson/Lago Characterization of the Microstructure of Packaging Materials Using an Automated Infrared Microscope S4-29-B
Robertson/Harcourt Hyphenating Thermal and Spectroscopic Techniques to Characterize Packaging Materials S4-30-B
Rodriguez Utilization of Beta-Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complexes for Developing Active Packaging Films S4-31-B
Rojas Development of Biodegradable Films Based on Blue Corn Flour With Potential Applications in Food Packaging S4-32-B
Sherman Printable Dispersion Barrier Coating: High Performance at Low Coat Weight S4-33-B
Simon Nanotoxicity and the Migration of Nanoparticles From Packaging to Food S4-34-B
Suminska/Sobecka Antimicrobial Coatings Based on Commercial Food Additives vs Chitosan Coating for Meat/Fish Packaging Application S4-35-B
Suryawanshi Extending the Shelf-Life of Fresh Meat by New Materials With Antioxidant Properties S4-36-B
Tadini Films Based on Starch/Chitosan Blends Nanostructured: The Tendency for a New Food Packaging S4-37-B
Tadini Antimicrobial Activity of Cinnamon and Clove Essential Oils in Biodegradable Films S4-38-B
Valencia/Chiralt Boix Eugenol Liposomes Into Chitosan Films: Active Release Kinetics and Antimicrobial Properties S4-39-B
Vilarinho Polylactic Acid Reinforced With Nanocellulose: Current Applications and Future Trends S4-40-B
Wrona New Active Packaging Material Based on Arctostaphylos uva-ursi. Quantitative Analysis of Active Compounds by UHPLC/Q-TOF With MSE S4-41-B

*Where the presenting author is not the first author.

Session 5: Future Challenges in Food Packaging Processing and Food Processing Equipment

First Author/Presenting Authors* Titles Poster Code
Abo Tabl Upgrading 'Egyptian Street Food' by Applying Packaging Design S5-01-A
Baele/Vermeulen Optibarrier: Towards Optimal Barriers for Food Packaging Applications S5-02-A
Bamps The Effect of Oxygen Permeation Through a Channel Leak, Induced in a Seal of a Package, on Preservation of the Food Product Ham Sausage S5-03-A
Celiz Effect of Low Dose Gamma Irradiation on Polymer Additives in Polyethylene Food Contact Materials S5-04-A
Mojzes Analyzing the Geometrical Fluctuation of Fruit-Jar’s to the Unit Load Stability S5-05-B
Rojas Thermoplastic Processing of Blue Maize and White Sorghum Flours to Produce Bioplastics S5-06-B
Sándor/Takács Modified Atmosphere Packaging Provides Solution for Long Time Cold Storage of Prunus cerasus Berries, but Modifies Decaying Fungal Community S5-07-B
Simat Sensory Testing of Food Contact Materials S5-08-B

*Where the presenting author is not the first author.

Information for speakers

• Please refer to the scientific programme to see when your presentation is scheduled (day and time).
• Your presentation should last maximum 20 minutes.
• Novelty is important, please make sure you present new data / concepts.
• Presentations should be PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx) or PDF files.
• Please bring your presentation on a USB-stick to the event (as PowerPoint or PDF).

Information for poster presenters

• The poster walls are 241cm (height) x 95cm (width). Please ensure that your poster fits into these dimensions.
• Posters should be in portrait format (landscape format is not accepted).
• Poster presenters have to print their own poster and bring it to the venue. You will have the opportunity to hang your poster on the allotted poster wall on 16 November in the morning, so please arrive early.
• Double-sided tape will be provided to hang your poster.
• Novelty is important, please make sure you present new data / concepts.

Each poster presenter has been attributed an POSTER CODE. Please refer to this code to locate where a given poster will be displayed at the venue.

Poster presenters are expected to hang their posters BEFORE 12:00 on Wednesday 16 November and to take their posters down by 14:30 on Friday 18 November (posters still hanging after this time will be discarded).

Posters will be displayed during the entire symposium.

  1. If your poster code contains the letter ‘A’, please be at your poster on: 16 November at 15.00, 17 November at 10.20 and 14.50, and 18 November at 10.40;
  2. If your poster code contains the letter ‘B’, please be at your poster on 16 November at 17.20, 17 November at 12.20 and 16.50, and 18 November at 10.40.

Registration and Payment


Registrations can only be made on-line with a credit card and should be completed in one single process. It is therefore advised to have your credit card ready at hand before starting the registration process. Please note that some credit cards have a special security code in addition to the 3-digit code specified on the card. This additional code is needed to complete your registration and payment by credit card.

Upon completion of the registration process and payment by credit card, you will receive an official confirmation of your registration by e-mail.

An invoice will be sent to each registrant by e-mail shortly after the registration is completed. If the invoice has to have a different address than that provided for your registration, please provide the address by e-mail at

Please note that registration is final only upon receipt of payment of the due fees.

If you wish to have your complete details included in the conference document that will be provided to all registered participants at on-site registration, it is advised to register before 2 November 2016.

Cancellation Policy

Any cancellations or changes to registrations must be sent in writing to
Cancellations received until 31 August 2016 will be refunded minus 20% handling charges.
After 31 August 2016
, no fees will be refunded but delegate substitution can be accepted if requested in writing to

Registration Fees

(Before 31 August 2016) (After 1 September 2016)
Industry €1150 €1400
Academia/Public Bodies €700 €850
Public Sector €700 €850
Student €400 €450

A limited number of places are available for students. To benefit of the student rates, students are requested to submit a valid official student card to

The registration fee covers:

  • Admission to the symposium;
  • Coffee/tea during the three-day symposium;
  • Opening cocktail with poster exhibition on 16 November 2016;
  • Lunch on 17 November 2016;
  • Networking dinner on 17 November 2016;
  • Book of abstracts/posters;
  • Symposium proceedings.

Venue and Accommodation


The symposium was held in the following hotel:

Crowne Plaza Barcelona – Fira Center
Avenida Rius i Taulet, 1-3
ES – 08004 Barcelona
+34 93 426 22 23

How to reach the Crowne Plaza Fira Barcelona

To find out best how to reach the venue, click on the following link

Conveniently located 5-minutes’ walk from the famous Plaza de España in the Montjuic area, this 4-star deluxe Hotel is easily accessible. The Aerobus Airport shuttle buses bring you in 30 minutes to Plaza de España and Barcelona’s historic centre can be easily reached by metro (metro station España with Red Line L1, or Green Line L3).

Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, has a rich historic heritage and is today an important cultural and economic centre of Spain. The city’s Gothic Quarter bears witness to the splendour enjoyed by the city from the 13th to the 15th centuries.

With the development of the textile industry in the mid-19th century (Renaixença period), Catalonia regained prominence and its independence from the Bourbon’s yoke.

The 20th century ushered in widespread urban renewal. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí (La Sagrada Familia, La Casa de Batlló, La Casa Milo, Parc Guëll) and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Currency: Euros (1€ = 1.1 US$ or 127 Japanese Yen)
Time zone: GMT + 1 in winter
Voltage: 220 V


Please note that there are no more rooms available at the preferential rate negotiated for delegates in the Crowne Plaza Barcelona – Fira Center.

We recommend that you make your reservations as soon as possible in hotels that are within walking distance (10-minute walk):


On-line Hotel Reservations made in the Crowne Plaza Barcelona – Fira Center

Recognised as the largest in the city – their standard rooms are 44m2. Each room has an amazing king size bed (2mx2m) or two queen size beds (1.35mx2m) in the twin rooms. The furniture includes Stressless® armchairs, a Nespresso machine, a kettle and an ironing set. In addition to its 3200m² of conference and event space, it has a business center with a few computers available in the lobby for hotel clients. The Hotel also has a Spa and Wellness area equipped with a fitness room, saunas, steam bath, and possibility for beauty treatments and massages.

Hotel reservations in the Crowne Plaza Barcelona – Fira Center were made on-line with a credit card that serves to guarantee your bedroom booking. No charging will be applied except in cases of late cancellations or no-show.

Your reservation should have bern confirmed by e-mail. Modifications and cancellations of hotel reservation can be made via this electronic confirmation.

Single Rate Double Rate Booking
Standard Deluxe Room €146.21 €167.42 Cut-off date for hotel reservations: 10 October 2016. After 10 October 2016, reservations will be accepted subject to availability
Club Room €176.21 €197.42


Rates are valid from 14 November 2016 to 19 November 2016 and include:

  • buffet breakfast served in the Hotel Restaurant I’Aria;
  • 10% VAT and 1.21 €/person/night city tax (minors under 16 are exempted of the city tax);
  • free high speed internet in your bedroom, restaurants and lobby (not in meeting rooms);
  • free access to the spa and fitness facilities.

Access to the Club floor and Club lounge is possible for a surcharge of 30-€/room type/night in a Club Room (e.g. exclusive Reception and Concierge service, exclusive breakfast room, premium drinks and snacks throughout the day). For more details, click here.

Regular check-in time: 15.00
Regular check-out time: 12.00 noon

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations, modifications or substitutions of hotel reservations are possible and must be made in writing via the received electronic confirmation or by sending an e-mail mentioning clearly your reservation number to, +34 93 426 22 23.
  • Cancellations received in writing before 7 November 2016 are free of charge.
  • For any cancellations received after 6 November 2016 and in case of no-show, the hotel will charge the full stay on the credit card provided when the hotel booking was made. Substitution of hotel reservations are possible if made in writing to the Crowne Plaza Barcelona – Fira Center,, +34 93 426 22 23.

About the Organizer

About ILSI Europe

The International Life Sciences Institute, Europe (ILSI Europe) is part of a non-profit, worldwide foundation established in 1978 to advance the understanding of scientific issues relating to nutrition, food safety, toxicology, risk assessment, and the environment.

ILSI Europe brings together scientists from industry, academia and government to jointly provide the best available fact-based, objective science on key public health issues.

More about ILSI Europe

Organising Committee

Dr Thomas Gude ─ Chair Swiss Quality Testing Services – SQTS CH
Dr Catherine Simoneau ─ Co-Chair European Commission – Joint Research Center (JRC) IT
Dr Marie-Hélène Bani-Estivals Danone FR
Dr Emma Bradley Fera Science (FERA) UK
Dr Suzanne De Cort The Coca-Cola Company BE
Prof. Wolfgang Dekant University of Würzburg DE
Dr Françoise Godts DuPont de Nemours BE
Prof. Nathalie Gontard National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA) FR
Dr Monika Huber Mondelēz International DE
Prof. Dietrich Knorr Berlin University of Food Technology DE
Ms Lisette Krul The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) NL
Prof. Cristina Nerin University of Zaragoza ES
Dr Peter Oldring The Valspar Corporation UK
Dr Gabriele Pieper Tetra Pak DE
Dr Lionel Spack Nestlé CH
Dr Stamatios Stamenitis Mars (Wrigley) DE
Mr Peter van Herwijnen Dow Europe DE
Dr Cyril Marsaux ILSI Europe BE
Dr Stéphane Vidry ILSI Europe BE

Scientific Committee Members

Prof. Alejandro Ariosti National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) AR
Dr Tim Begley US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) US
Dr Emma Bradley Fera Science (Fera) UK
Prof. Wolfgang Dekant University of Würzburg DE
Prof. Ferruccio Doghieri University Bologna IT
Dr Vincent Dudler Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) CH
Prof. Nathalie Gontard National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA) FR
Dr Valerie Guillard University of Montpellier FR
Ms Lisette Krul The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) NL
Dr Dong Sun Lee Kyungnam University KR
Prof. Cristina Nerín University of Zaragoza ES
Prof. Peter Ragaert Ghent University BE
Prof. Thomas Simat Technical University of Dresden DE
Prof. Peter Simon Slovak University of Technology SK
Dr Catherine Simoneau European Commission – Joint Research Center (JRC) IT
Dr Frank Welle Fraunhofer Institute DE
Prof. Selçuk Yildirim Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) CH
Dr Cyril Marsaux ILSI Europe BE

Contact Us

For further information on the scientific programme please contact:

Dr Cyril Marsaux
Scientific Project Manager
ILSI Europe


Ms Belinda Antonio
Project Assistant
ILSI Europe
Avenue E. Mounier 83, Box 6
1200 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: (+32) 02 771 0014
Fax: (+32) 02 762 0044

For practical information please contact:

Ms Ruth Marquet
Conference & Membership Manager
ILSI Europe
Avenue E. Mounier 83, Box 6
1200 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: (+32) 02 771 0014
Fax: (+32) 02 762 0044