29 November 2019

Sustainable Food Packaging: Overcoming challenges through circular approaches

Organised by:

SCI's Food Group

London, UK

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Prices start from £115.00

Synopsis

With the mounting public pressure to reduce plastic use and to increase recycling, food packaging design and function is under intense scrutiny. Industry is under pressure to maximise food shelf life to reduce waste, and risk-assessors are looking at a range of chemical contaminants that can migrate into food from recycled packaging materials. Within an industry that is incredibly price-competitive and operates on very low margins, solutions must not be high cost or at the expense of food quality and safety, and these different drivers can often conflict.

 

This conference will explore these trends, and possible solutions. These include the use of new packaging materials and Intelligent Packaging to extend the keeping quality of foods.
Attendees

This event will be of interest to those working as food manufacturers and retailers, packaging manufacturers, contract-packers and those working in analytical laboratories, as well as NGOs – Environmental and Recycling Interest Groups, Kitemark and Certification Schemes. It would also be suitable for early and mid-career researchers and academics in the field of food packaging technology.


Programme
09.30 Registration and refreshments
10.00 Setting the scene 
Keshavan Niranjan, Prof of Food Bioprocessing, University of Reading
10.30

The sustainability challenge: a retailer perspective
Laura Fernandez, Marks and Spencer

11.15 A packaging manufacturer perspective (fresh prepared produce)
Eric Duncan, Coveris
12.00 Lifecycle analysis
Eugene Mohareb, University of Reading
12.30 Panel Discussion
13.00 Lunch and Posters
14.00 Migration from recycled materials: risks vs benefits
John Points, Consultant Analytical Scientist
14.30 Case study: Ellas Kitchen and plastic, working together to develop and promote circular economy solutions
Emma Cook, Ella’s Kitchen
15.15 Refreshment break
15.30 Smart Packaging case-study
Anil de Sequera, Bath Spa University
16.15 Questions and answer session
16.30 Closing remarks and meeting close

A packaging manufacturer perspective (fresh prepared produce)
Eric Duncan, Coveris
A packaging manufacturer perspective (fresh prepared produce)
Eric Duncan, Coveris
A packaging manufacturer perspective (fresh prepared produce)
Eric Duncan, Coveris
A packaging manufacturer perspective (fresh prepared produce)
Eric Duncan, Coveris
Keynote speaker: The downs and outs of scale up
Prof Hugh Stitt, Johnson Matthey

Venue and Contact

SCI

14/15 Belgrave Square

London

SW1X 8PS

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Fees

Early bird fees before Friday 18 October 2019

£65 SCI Member
£30 SCI Student Member
£45 Subsidised Members
£90 Non-Member

Standard fees after Friday 18 October 2019

£115 SCI Member
£55 SCI Student Member
£70 Subsidised Members
£140 Non-Member

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Additional Info

Organising committee

Keshavan Niranjan, Professor of Food Bioprocessing, University of Reading

John Points, Consultant Analytical Scientist

Exhibition and sponsorship

There is space alongside the conference during refreshment breaks for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit.

For further information and prices, please email conferences@soci.org. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Call for posters

Poster contributions are invited from those working in all areas of packaging manufacture, research, development, commercialization and use. An abstract of maximum one A4 page or 300 words  indicating title and authors should be sent to conferences@soci.org by Friday 18 October 2019 with the subject line Advances in food packaging - poster abstract. Topics may be results, reviews or plans and may have already been presented elsewhere.