EFRA committee publishes SfAM response to the plastic food packaging inquiry

10 Sep 2019

EFRA committee publishes SfAM response to the plastic food packaging inquiry

The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has published written evidence submitted by the Society for Applied Microbiology for the inquiry into plastic food and drink packaging. 

The Society's response draws upon insights from our briefing on the future of microbiological food safety in food manufacturing and processing, and highlights: 

  • the role plastic has played in maintaining microbiologically safe food;
  • current research into alternative packaging materials and packaging environments;
  • the importance of keeping consumers informed, in an accessible and transparent manner, about the science behind the food products they are buying.

You can download a copy of our written evidence here.