Spoiler alert: Packaging helps reduce No.1 source of food waste

Spoiler alert: Packaging helps reduce No.1 source of food waste

The National Resources Defense Council recently reported that much, if not most, food waste is fresh food purchased for home use. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, American families throw away up to 40% of the fresh fish, meat and poultry; 51% of the dairy products and fruits; and 44% of the vegetables they purchase.

Marrying food safety and sustainability in packaging

Marrying food safety and sustainability in packaging

Consumers, manufacturers and brand owners require a lot from packaging. We need packages to promote and protect products, provide necessary ingredient, instruction and safety information and enhance supply chain efficiency to ensure products reach consumers while maintaining the highest safety and quality standards.

Two Key China Food Packaging Standards Now In Effect

China’s revised Additives Standard (GB 9685 Standard on the Uses of Additives in Food-Contact Materials and Articles) and the General Safety Standard (GB 4806.1 Standard on General Safety Requirements for Food-Contact Materials and Articles) took effect on October 19, 2017.