IFST Food Waste Webinar Series: What about the packaging?

Date: 10 March 2021

Website: https://www.ifst.org/events/1038/ifst-food-waste-webinar-series-what-about-the-packaging

Organised jointly by IFST’s Food Regulatory Group, Midlands Branch and Sustainability Steering Group   

There is a lot of public interest, in terms of food packaging, in reducing plastic waste and its impact on the environment, but there is more to packaging waste than just reducing or removing the use of plastic materials. This webinar will provide information on what constitutes food packaging waste, the producer responsibilities around such waste and which food businesses might have a packaging obligation. It will also look at an example of a company that has developed fully compostable packaging for its products.

What participants will learn about: The packaging waste regulations, producer responsibilities and an innovative example of reducing packaging waste.

Target audience: IFST members, non-members, university students, academics, food professionals, food manufacturers, suppliers, retailers.

Chair: Sam Jennings, Director of Berry Ottaway & Associates Ltd, Chair of IFST Food Regulatory Group

Sam Jennings has been working for Berry Ottaway & Associates Ltd since 2001. She provides advice to industry and governments globally on scientific, technical and regulatory aspects of food. She offers support for dossier production for submission to the Commission and EFSA, particularly for novel foods, food additives and health claims. Sam is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) in the UK and Chair of the IFST Food Regulatory Steering Group. She is also a member of the Institute of Food Technologists, USA and the Society of Dairy Technology, UK. Sam is Vice-Chair of the UK Government’s Office for Product Safety and Standards Business Expert (Food Standards & Labelling) Group and is one of only three industry members of the UK Food Standards Agency’s Working Group on Food Standards.

Speaker: Linda Crichton, Extended Producer Responsibility, Resources and Waste, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Speaker: Charles Baughan, Westaways Sausages

Live Q&A: Sam Jennings, Linda Crichton and Charles Baugh

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