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Science of Paper Packaging

Hygiene and Food Safety

Single-use packaging can help prevent food-borne illnesses by shielding the food within its packaging from external contamination and cross-contamination within reuse systems.

Hygiene & Food Safety

What you need to know:

Single-use paper packaging can reduce food contamination, ensuring that food arrives intact and unspoiled during transport.

It also plays a role in minimising food waste by controlling portion size and extending shelf life.

Professor David McDowell, Emeritus Professor of Food Studies at Ulster University, indicated that banning single-use packaging without radically altering food hygiene practices would result in increased persistence and circulation of food-borne pathogens.

In a review of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Europe’s environment in 2020, the European Environment Agency stated that disposable packaging played a central role in preventing the virus from spreading among the European population.

Hygiene & Food Safety

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