Food Packaging Basics Course

Date: November 15-17, 2016''

Location: MSU School of Packaging's Ternes Outreach Center

How to Develop Packages That Reduce Food Waste

This hands-on workshop is designed for those who have a role in managing packaging for food and related operations within their organizations.  The workshop will

offer full insight in all aspects of food packaging to reduce food waste including function, materials, systems and processes, basic principles and commercial status of selected conventional and advanced packaging technologies, distribution, food security, packaging trends and more!  You will leave this course better prepared to implement functional design elements and sustainability practices to your company’s packaging and related operations.

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Cost: $1,495

To register please visit the following website htttps://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3654_packaging

The following room block has been arranged, however, more hotels nearby and parking information can be found at: http://www.packaging.msu.edu/visiting/visiting_us
Hotel information to come!

The agenda for the Food Packaging Basics Course is:

Day One –  Tuesday, November 14, 2017

8:30

REGISTRATION & WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

Cimberly
Wier

30 min

9:00

INTRODUCTION: This session will focus on the relationship between food, packaging, and the environment and how it relates to food waste.

Dr. Eva Almenar

45 min

9:45

MATERIALS IN FOOD PACKAGING: This session will focus on the technical aspects and science of the basic material properties used for food packaging.

Dr. Eva Almenar

120 min

11:45

Debrief

Group

15 min

12:00

Lunch

 

45 min

12:45

PACKAGING STRATEGIES TO PREVENT FOOD WASTE - CONVENTIONAL PACKAGING: This session will focus on the basic principles and the current commercial status of selected conventional packaging technologies and that can be used to reduce food waste such as CAP, AMAP, PMAP, VSP, VP, SV.

Dr. Eva Almenar

75 min

1:45

LABORATORY EXPERIENCE: This session will focus on applying the knolwedge learned in previous sessions in a real-life context.

Dr. Eva Almenar

60min

2:45

Break

 

15 min

3:00

PACKAGING FOR FAST MOVING GOODS

Dennis Young

60 min

4:00

VIRTUAL DESIGN TOOLS FOR FOOD PACKAGING

Dennis Young

60 min

5:00

NETWORKING CHALLENGE

Cimberly Weir

30 min

5:30

Group Dinner Brody Square

Cimberly Weir

 

Day Two – Wednesday, November 15, 2017

9:00

NANOMATERIALS IN FOOD PACKAGING: This session will focus on the role of packaging in food safety and application of nano technology for food packaging.

Dr. Maria Rubino

60 min

10:00

MEASURING SUSTAINABILITY IN FOOD PACKAGING

Dr. Rafael Auras

75 min

11:15

PACKAGING STRATEGIES TO PREVENT FOOD WASTE - ADVANCED PACKAGING: This session will focus on the basic principles and the current commercial status of selected advanced packaging technlogies that can be used to reduce food waste such as AP and IP.

Dr. Eva Almenar

60 min

12:15

Lunch

 

45 min

1:00

FOOD PACKAGING TRENDS

Dr. Eva Almenar

30 min

1:30

Debrief

Group

30 min

2:00

PLASTICS PROCESSING FOR FOOD PACKAGING - this session will focus on the processing of the different plastics that are used in food packaging.

Dr. Laurent Matuana

60 min

3:00

PLASTICS LAB and PROCESSING DEMO

Dr. Laurent Matuana

60 min

4:00

USING PACKAGING TO COMMUNICATE BRAND

Dr. William Donohue

60

Day Three – Thursday, November 16, 2017

9:00

DISTRIBUTION DYNAMICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN – This session will focus on the distribution hazards most commonly found with shipping of food packages such as; atmosphere, shock, vibration, drop and compression forces. 

Patrick McDavid

90 min

10:00

DISTRIBUTION DYNAMICS LABORATORY: Review demonstrations using the dynamic testing laboratory.

Patrick McDavid

60 min

11:30

Lunch

Cimberly

60 min

1:00

FOOD SECURITY IN FOOD PACKAGING; This session will focus on the mechanisms that can be used to enhance food security issues in food packaging.

Dr. Robb Clarke

60 min

2:00

UNSALEABLES are UNSUSTAINABLE; This research will develop the means for product manufacturers to collect useful data, and measure how specific packaging and supply chain initiatives can reduce food waste and unsaleables.

Dr. Robb Clarke

15 min

2:15

Break

 

 

2:30

MACHINERY IN FOOD PACKAGING

Dr. Robb Clarke

90 min

4:00

MACHINERY LABORATORY DEMONSTRATION

Dr. Robb Clarke

45 min

~5:00

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