Information days - Berlin

About the information day

The information day is designed for food companies interested in recent research findings related to processing contaminants such as acrylamide, furan, hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) or monochloropropane-1,2-diol (3-MCPD) esters. Those compounds are naturally formed during thermal processing of many foods such as baking, roasting, frying, canning, retorting or sterilization. Participants will discover how new technologies can help them to mitigate the formation of such contaminants. They will also have the opportunity to discuss with technology providers how to implement monitoring system and to optimize their processes.
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PROMETHEUS is a European consortium of partners from academia, research and technological centers and industry which are leading the investigation on mitigation strategies of process contaminants. PROMETHEUS has the objective to help the European food industry to reduce consumer exposure to undesirable compounds formed during food processing without affecting food quality or reducing microbiological safety. Several food processing technologies have been investigated: vacuum baking, high hydrostatic pressure treatment, ohmic heating and microencapsulation of heat-labile ingredients. In addition, in-line analytical techniques have been developed to monitor the formation of such undesirable food-born compounds.

10:00 – 10:30: Registration

10:30 – 11:00: Welcome and Opening session

11:00 – 11:20: Ohmic heating: towards the mitigation of processing contaminants formation and the preservation of nutritional properties of baby food purees
Speaker: Magali Wagner (FR)

11:20 – 11:40: High pressure sterilization: The way forward to mitigate processing contaminants in fish canned products and baby food purees
Speaker: Robert Sevenich (GER)

11:40 – 12:00: Coffee break

12:00 – 12:20: Online colour measurement technology to monitor the formation of thermal processing contaminants - application to the bakery industry
Speaker: Vural Gökmen (TK)

12:20 – 12:40: At line and inline monitoring of process contaminants for process optimization and quality control using the fluorescence-based tool Fluoralys - application to infant formulas, baby food and biscuits
Speaker: Ines Birlouez- Aragon (FR)

12:40 – 13:25: Lunch break

13:25 – 13:45: Kinetic modelling: a tool to predict the formation of processing contaminants in biscuits
Speaker: Ine Van der Fels (NL)

13:45 – 14:30: Market applicability assessment: Technical analysis of the potential for integration in food processing chains – round table discussion

14:30: Closing Session


Registration at


Robert Sevenich
Department of Food Biotechnology and Food Process Engineering
Technische Universität Berlin
Königin-Luise-Str. 22 14195, Berlin, GERMANY
Phone: +49 30 314 71 843

German Federation for Food Law and Food Science
(Bund für Lebensmittelrecht und Lebensmittelkunde, BLL e.V.)
Ulrike Stallbörg
Claire-Waldoff-Straße 7, 10117 Berlin, GERMANY
Phone: +49 30 206 143 128

Inès Birlouez-Aragon
Spectralys Innovation BIOCITECH
102 avenur Gaston Roussel, F-93230 Romainville

Silvia Campos
Avenue des Nerviens 9-31 1040 Bruxelles, BELGIUM
Phone: +32 2 50 08 750
E-mail:  -


Bund für Lebensmittelrecht und Lebensmittelkunde (BLL e.V.)
c/o Haus der Land- und Ernährungswirtsc haft (HdLE)
Claire-Waldoff-Straße 7
10117 BERLIN

By Train:
The venue is located in 10 minutes walking distance from the S-Bahnhof Friedrichstraße.
If you arrive by train your final destination is BERLIN HAUPTBAHNHOF.
From there the trains S 5, S 7 and S 75 take you directly to the S-Bahnhof Friedrichstraße.
Alternatively you can change at Friedrichstraße to the subway line U 6 (heading for Alt-Tegel) and get off at “Oranienburger Tor”.

By Plane:
Airport Berlin Tegel: Bus number 128, change at “Kurt-Schumacher-Platz” and take the subway line U 6 (heading towards Alt-Mariendorf), get off at “Oranienburger Tor”.
Airport Berlin-Schönefeld: Airport Express or S-Bahn line 9, change at “Ostkreuz” into S-Bahn lines 5, 7 or 75 heading towards Friedrichstraße. Either get off at “Friedrichstraße” or change to the subway line U 6 (heading towards Alt-Tegel) and get off at “Oranienburger Tor”

Invalidenstrasse 38 10115 BERLIN
Phone: +49 30/308260
Fax : +49 30/30826100
E-mail :
(Special rates (85,- € excl breakfast) may be granted if reservation is made via the local organiser BLL e.V – provided that there are vacancies)

Friedrichstraße 103 10117 Berlin
Phone : +49 30/206 07 900
Fax : +49 30/ 206 0790 444
E-mail :
(Special rates (120- € incl. breakfast) may be granted if reservation is made via the local organiser BLL e.V.,- provided that there are vacancies)

Friedrichstraße 151 10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 30/2033 5
Fax: +49 30/2033 4090

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No. 265558
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