The Spanish Research Center specialized on packaging technologies, ITENE, is one of the members of the SAVE FOOD initiative to help it to find solutions to reduce food losses and waste reduction in a world of limited resources.
Packaging key role
One of the main aims of this initiative is that food is packaged properly on its way from the field to the market. Packaging plays a vital role in minimising food waste along the supply chain: first protecting fresh products and processing food in transit and, secondly, in storage at the point of sale, after consumption.
SAVE FOOD initiative was launched in January 2011 by partners FAO and Messe Düsseldorf to make a contribution to the fight against global food losses. The initiative wants to encourage the dialogue on food losses between industry, research, politics and civil society. For this purpose, the initiative regularly brings them together for conferences and projects and supports them in developing effective measures. Raising the awareness of consumers is another major goal.
Currently, the initiative has 90 stakeholders from the food supply chain, food industry, retail, packaging, and logistics sectors. To know more about SAVE FOOD initiative and partnership event please visit www.save-food.org