Webinar: Packaging and Plastics in the Food and Drink Industry (IchemE webinar)


Helen Munday, Chief Scientific Officer at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and President-Elect of The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), will present a webinar on the issue of packaging and plastics in the food and drink industry.  

Manufacturers have relied on plastic for many years as a packaging material because it's safe, secure, hygienic, and prolongs shelf-life. However, the unintended consequences it creates means we must now look for alternative materials or better ways to reduce food waste and ensure food safety is not compromised. Helen will discuss the particular issues facing the food and drink industry as it tries to reach these objectives.  

You can register for the webinar on IChemE: The Institution of Chemical Engineers website.


Helen Munday re-joined the Food and Drink Federation in 2016 as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) having worked for the trade association as Director of Food Safety and Science earlier in her career. In her role as CSO, Helen is accountable for sustainability and the diverse food safety and science policy briefs at FDF, and as a Registered Nutritionist also contributes to health and wellbeing policy.  

Helen has a wealth of experience of the food and drink industry, having previously held senior global roles in companies such as Mars and Coca-Cola. Helen has also worked as Lead Technologist in AgriFood at Innovate UK.

Organiser: Claire Conquest, 020 7420 7105, claire.conquest@fdf.org.uk