My favorite son is graduating from high school this week and starts studying engineering at the University of Minnesota this Fall. As I think of his future, my main wish is that he finds meaning in his college and eventual careers. For me, there is much meaning in packaging! I’m so grateful to have spent my career focused on packaging solutions to extend shelf life and minimize food waste. Our industry continues to change and advance in ways I hadn’t dreamed as an 18 years old. And, our future is full of possibilities!
I look forward to attending seminars and seeing old and new friends at IFT in a few weeks. Attending? Let’s connect! Please schedule a time to meet or call me at 612-807-5341
- Industry Update -
PAC Awards are the longest running all container inclusive competition in North America. PAC Global Leadership Awards give industry-based, peer recognition for excellence in all formats of packaging, in branding and graphic design, in technical aspects and in sustainability. Learn more>
SAVE THE DATE IFT Symposia: Nano-Enabled Packaging to Increase Food Safety and Decrease Food Waste
Monday June 26, 2017
Nanotechnology focused in reducing microbial growth has made massive strides. While the field of antimicrobial packaging research is flooded with the assessment of food grade ingredients, many with known off-flavor/odors, that offer little efficacy, sophisticated research and development in nanotechnology is moving forward pragmatically to decrease microbial growth. Nanotechnology applied as an antimicrobial has the potential to reduce food waste from farm to retailer as well as from retailer to consumer and thus addresses reducing food waste in the entire value chain. Speakers will cover the science of developing nanotechnology with antimicrobial properties within packaging materials, nano-enabled microbial detection, and release mechanisms of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) to be effective as antimicrobials, and their industrial applications. Learn more>
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