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the requirements both of their customers but also
the legal requirements."
Waheed Chaudhry, Automation Project Sales ngineer at MULTIVAC, further explains, "MULTIVAC
remains on the forefront of technological advancements through monitoring food packaging and
consumer trends. As a global company this allow s
MULTIVAC to anticipate the trends and demands,
and when our direct customers ask us for solutions,
we can respond quickly and effectively."
n the food production side, while some companies are taking the w ait-and-see approach w ith
regard to regulations and sustainability practices,
several food producers are being more proactive.
The Kellogg Co. has announced a commitment to
use "100% reusable, recyclable or compostable
packaging by the end of 2025." The company had
a goal of transitioning to compostable and paper
foodservice products in all its plants and o ces
by the end of 20 8. In addition, by late 20 ,
ellogg urope wants its cereal pouches to be
recycle-ready, which would remove an estimated
48 0 tons of non-recyclable packaging from its
supply chain each year.
"We cannot accomplish this ambitious goal
alone, and w e w ill collaborate w ith new and existing e ternal partners, our customers and other

innovators to identify
packaging solutions that
protect and enhance our
foods w hile delivering on
the quality and great taste
that consumers expect
from us," said Lou Massari, senior director, global
packaging for Kellogg.

Waste not, w ant not


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F ood packaging also plays
a crucial role in controlling
food w aste around the
world. In the United States,
nearly one-third of all food used in food production ends up as waste, according to the ood and
Agriculture rgani ation of the United ations. The
average person w astes 3.5 lbs. of food per w eek
and uneaten food equates to Americans throw ing
out as much as $ 218 billion each year, most of
which ends up ro ng in landfills where it can emit
harmful greenhouse gases.

While the packaging industry has no control
over getting consumers to eat all the food they
are provided, they have taken on the responsibility of developing products that can help
food last as long as possible, in an effort to
reduce food w aste.


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