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.
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.
|09.30||Registration and refreshments|
|10.00||Setting the scene
Keshavan Niranjan, Prof of Food Bioprocessing, University of Reading
The sustainability challenge: a retailer perspective
Laura Fernandez, Marks and Spencer
|11.00||A packaging manufacturer perspective (fresh prepared produce)
Eric Duncan, Coveris
Eugene Mohareb, University of Reading
|12.15||Lunch and Posters|
|13.15||Smart packaging case-study
Anil de Sequera, Bath Spa University
|13.45||Migration from recycled materials: risks vs benefits
John Points, John Points Consulting Ltd
|14.45||Case study: Ellas Kitchen and plastic, working together to develop and promote circular economy solutions
Emma Cook, Ella’s Kitchen
|15.15||The art of consumer inclusive pack designing
Halak Parikh, Britvic Plc
|15.45||Showcasing the importance of integrating sensory learnings in the evolution of pack design
Adam Curtis, MMR Research Worldwide Ltd
|16.15||Questions and answer session|
|16.30||Closing remarks and meeting close|
Early bird fees before Friday 1 November 2019
|£30||SCI Student Member|
Standard fees after Friday 1 November 2019
|£55||SCI Student Member|
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Keshavan Niranjan, Professor of Food Bioprocessing, University of Reading
John Points, Consultant Analytical Scientist
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
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 email@example.com by Friday 1 November2019 with the subject line ‘Advances in food packaging - poster abstract. Topics may be results, reviews or plans and may have already been presented elsewhere.