Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaft e.V.

Mineral Oil Contaminants in Food (Online-Meeting)

10-11 June 2021, Zoom Conference


Dear Madam or Sir,

We would like to draw your attention to the seminar on mineral oil components in food, which will be held on 10 and 11 June 2021 at Hotel Seminaris, Berlin online by the German Society for Fat Science e.V. with the support of Institut Kirchhoff Berlin GmbH.

Mineral oil components in food are still a hot topic and a challenge. In this seminar international experts in this field will present the latest results and knowledge on these compounds. This includes the still largely open question about the toxicological evaluation of mineral oil components and shows the risk assessment, but also the new developments on the analytical method and the question how different analytical results can be explained. Furthermore, new possibilities for minimizing mineral oil components are discussed with special focus on the final results of a project supported by the Research Association of the German Food Industry (FEI) presenting input and minimization measures for edible oils.

In summary, the seminar covers the range from toxicological evaluation and risk assessment to analysis and monitoring of mineral oil components in the EU and mitigation strategies for food. The aim of the seminar is to give a comprehensive overview of the latest findings and to cover all relevant aspects of the contamination with mineral oil components in food.

The seminar of the German Society for Fat Science is aimed at all interested parties from the monitoring authorities, official and private laboratories and industry who are involved in quality control, analysis, evaluation and marketing of food and who have to make decisions on mineral oil components.

We would be pleased to welcome you on 10 and 11 June 2021 at the Hotel Seminaris in Berlin online to the seminar of the German Society for Fat Science.

Erik Becker, Institut Kirchhoff Berlin GmbH, part of Mérieux NutriScience, Berlin

Bertrand Matthäus, Max Rubner-Institut, Detmold