Food and Drink

Packaging and Plastics in the Food and Drink Industry

Packaging and Plastics in the Food and Drink Industry
  • Date From 21st November 2019
  • Date To 21st November 2019
  • Price Free and open to all
  • Location Online

Helen Munday, Chief Scentific Officer at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and President-Elect of The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), will present a webinar on the issue of packaging and plastics in the food and drink industry.

Manufacturers have relied on plastic for many years as a packaging material because it's safe, secure, hygienic, and prolongs shelf-life. However, the unintended consequences it creates means we must now look for alternative materials or better ways to reduce food waste and ensure food safety is not compromised. Helen will discuss the particular issues facing the food and drink industry as it tries to reach these objectives.


Helen Munday re-joined the Food and Drink Federation in 2016 as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) having worked for the trade association as Director of Food Safety and Science earlier in her career. In her role as CSO, Helen is accountable for sustainability and the diverse food safety and science policy briefs at FDF, and as a Registered Nutritionist also contributes to health and wellbeing policy.

Helen has a wealth of experience of the food and drink industry, having previously held senior global roles in companies such as Mars and Coca-Cola. Helen has also worked as Lead Technologist in AgriFood at Innovate UK.


14:00 - 15:00


A one-hour online session: 40 minutes' presentation + 20 minutes' Q&A.
Duration (for CPD recording purposes): up to one hour.

If you are recording mandatory CPD you should refer to your own regulator's requirements as recognition of CPD hours may vary.


The presentation will be delivered via GoToWebinar®. 
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You are advised to join the webinar at least ten minutes before the scheduled start time, to allow for your computer to connect.


This webinar is free of charge and open to all to attend, but if you wish to access the slides and a recording to replay on demand then you'll need to be a member of the Food & Drink Special Interest Group.

If you're interested in giving an online presentation to our international community of chemical engineers, we'd like to hear from you. Please email special interest groups support team with information on yourself and your proposed talk.

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