During a webinar on March 23, food packaging experts from Nestlé, University of Guelph and Sealed Air discussed packaging solutions for reducing food waste.
Keith Warriner of the University of Guelph’s food science department spoke about smart refrigerators, smart ovens and #AvocadoGate, which is a prepackaged and prepeeled avocado that has a shelf life of up to 50 days.
Vice President of Sustainability for Sealed Air Ron Cotterman touched on modified and active atmosphere packaging, active barriers and odor scavengers, while Director, Technical Packaging and Environmental Officer for Nestlé Angela Dennis explained the difference between food loss and food waste.
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Food packaging experts from Nestlé, University of Guelph and Sealed Air explored packaging solutions that play a role in reducing food waste during a March 23 webinar sponsored by PAC FOOD WASTE, an initiative of PAC, the Packaging Consortium.
It didn’t take long for #AvocadoGate to come up in the food waste and packaging webinar. In fact, it was the first thing mentioned by lead-off speaker professor Keith Warriner of the University of Guelph’s food science department. In referencing the social-media-fanned over-packaging frenzy about a prepackaged, prepeeled avocado, Warriner pointed out that the packaging provides 50 days of shelf life to a product that typically only lasts 2 to 3 days.