Seminar: Migration and Legal Requirements

Protection of food is one of the most important functions of packages. In some cases the packaging itself or parts of it can be a risk for the packaged food. In the past, several incidents showed that the risk potential is manifold. 

In this regulative, authorities are releasing new regulations and critical substances regularly. In addition, more and more negative lists on chemical substances of retailers, major food companies as well as NGOs are challenging the packaging industry. It is important to understand migration, origin of critical substances and to know about all important regulations for people who are producing or using packaging materials for packaging in food contact.

The seminar is targeted to developers, R&D staff working for packaging film manufacturers and for food producers, packers and distributers.



09:00 - 12:30


Food Safety – Food Contact and Migration Fundamentals (Dr. Thomas Gude, SQTS)


Regulations for Food Contact Packaging Materials (Dr. Thomas Gude, SQTS)


12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break


13:30 - 15:30

Compliance  (Dr. Thomas Gude, SQTS)


15.30 - 17:00

Case Studies – recent migration incidents, reasons, background and prevention strategies (Dr. Jürg Daniel)




Dr. Thomas Gude is German. He studied Food Chemistry at TU Berlin, Germany, where he also got his PhD. Afterwards, he has been working overall 12 years for the Federal Health Service in Germany, for the EC-Reference Laboratory in Berlin, Germany and for the Pharmaceutical Industry, mainly in Research and Development as well as in quality control. Since 13 years Thomas has been working as Deputy Head of SQTS, heading the Analytical Laboratories. He is putting special emphasis on risk assessment of food contact materials.


Dr. Jürg Daniel studied chemistry at ETH Zurich where he also got his PhD. Since 2005 he has been working in departments for consumer protection, responsible for the development of new test methods and investigations on conformity of food. Since 2011 he has been head of group commodities at the Department for Consumer Protection St. Gallen.




August 31st 2016



IPI International Packaging Instiute






680.- CHF, incl. VAT, lunch and electronic documentation


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