Future Roadmap for safe and secure food packaging

IIP Conference on Sustainable Food Packaging

IIP recently organised one-day academia meet on the topic, ‘Future Roadmap for Safe, Secure and Sustainable Food Packaging’. 

Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP), under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, organised one-day academia meet on the topic, ‘Future Roadmap for Safe, Secure and Sustainable Food Packaging’ on 16th March 2022. 

The event was held in New Delhi and was attended by several entrepreneurs and professionals in the food and packaging industry. 

Mr. Arun Singhal, CEO, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), was the chief guest, while Dr. S. N Jha, DDG, Agricultural Engineering of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), was the guest of honour.

During the inaugural session, Mr. Singhal emphasised upon developing and using environment-friendly packaging. Dr. Jha spoke about the lack of awareness of the latest developments and technologies in the field of packaging. 

He suggested conducting more seminars to discuss such developments. There were technical sessions followed by a ‘research conclave’ wherein knowledge related to the subject was discussed by prominent industry personalities. 

During the inaugural session, others who were present were Mr. Sunil Jain, vice chairman, IIP, Dr. Subodh Gupta, former chairman, IIP, Dr. Tanweer Alam, director, IIP, and Mr. Madhab Chakraborty, joint director IIP. 

While giving the welcome address, Dr. Tanweer Alam highlighted the importance of food packaging and how the process adds brand and value to the product.