7th International Symposium on Food Packaging – Scientific Developments Supporting Safety and Innovation

Barcelona, Spain
24/02/2021 – 26/02/2021

Due to the COVID19 outbreak, we regret to inform you that the 7th International Symposium on Food Packaging – Scientific Developments Supporting Safety and Innovation due to take place in November 2020 has been postponed to 24-26 February 2021. Our symposium is highly important to us, yet the safety of our experts and participants is now the priority.

Please click here to submit your abstract for a poster presentation.

Background & Objectives
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. The 7th symposium will be held in February 2021 emphasising the innovations in the area of food packaging.

Registration is now open

To register, please click HERE

Call for Abstracts is Open

The programme of the symposium will consist of selected oral presentations and poster sessions. Abstract submission for oral presentations is now closed but poster presentations can still be submitted until 30th September, 2020. Link: HERE

The deadlines to submit abstracts are:

Oral presentations: Closed

Poster presentations: 30th September 2020

Main topics for this 7th edition are:

1. Advances in analytical techniques

  • Migrants from FCMs
  • Micromaterials/nanomaterials
  • NIAS

2. Progress in toxicological prediction and assessment

  • In silico tools and modelling
  • Bioassays
  • Models for mixtures toxicity

3. Progress in risk assessment

  • Role of TTC
  • Food consumption data
  • Micromaterials/nanomaterials
  • NIAS

4. FCMs in circular economy

  • Sustainability-by-design
  • Recycling
  • Innovative packaging
  • Packaging needs of new food

The participants will review and debate recent advances in the science which supports the demonstration of the safety, quality and innovation of food packaging. In addition, dissemination of results of on-going research will be combined with examining the implications for the future of controlling packaging for foodstuffs.

This multi-disciplinary meeting will be 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 will bring 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.

Organising Committee

Scientific Committee

To be announced soon.

Important Dates
Abstract submission for poster presentations is open until 30th September! Please click here to submit your abstract for a poster presentation.

Venue & Accommodation
The event will be held at:
Melia Sitges
Joan Salvat Papasseit 38
08870 Sitges – Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 811 08 11

A number of standard guest rooms have been pre-booked at special rates in the Melia Sitges where the event will take place.

Rate Single Room: €120/night

Rate Double Room: €140/night

Rates include buffet breakfast and free access to WIFI (10% taxes and city tax not included). All rooms are equipped with WIFI connection, hair dryer, satellite TV, minibar, and a private terrace.

The hotel is located in Sitges, a charming town on the Mediterranean coast just 20 minutes by car from Barcelona airport and 30 minutes from the centre of Barcelona.


For further information:
Dr Lucie Geurts – Scientific Project Manager
Tel: +32 (0)2 775 91 36