The Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s (FSAI) Food Safety Consultative Council today hosted an open meeting to review and debate the role of plastic in the food sector. ‘Food and Plastic – A Question of Taste?’ provided a platform for experts to debate the use of plastic packaging in the food sector and the changing attitudes towards plastic use. According to the FSAI, current public debate means we are reconsidering our use of plastics which play an important role in the food sector from production equipment to packaging and labelling. Over 150 people attended the open meeting with guest speakers including leading experts from the food industry, academia and environmental sector.
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