Sealed Air Highlights Innovations in Food Waste Management at Global Food Waste Summit

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Charlotte, NC – Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) participated in the recent Global Food Safety Initiative’s (GFSI) conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3-5 March. The 2015 conference, which welcomed experts and food-service, retail, and food and beverage manufacturers from more than 60 countries worldwide, chose the theme “Food Safety: A Shared Responsibility”. 

“Food safety and food waste are very important matters in this century because millions of people are still dying due to malnutrition or food poisoning, especially in developing regions” said Ilham Kadri, President of Diversey Care, a division of Sealed Air. “GFSI’s conference allows us to address the issues of food safety and food waste, and enhance the ability to feed the world nutritiously, safely and sustainably while minimising environmental, social and economic impacts.”

During the conference, Sealed Air moderated a break-out session titled “Food safety driving sustainable business growth”, which highlighted the issue of food waste, accountability for fixing the problem and how different industry players in food retail and hospitality can address the issues. Dr Ronald Cotterman, Vice President of Sustainability for Sealed Air, spoke during the session and noted the key facts surrounding food waste. Dr Cotterman discussed how Sealed Air’s innovations in packaging, cold chain management and partner education can help manufacturers and suppliers address the food waste issue from the start. The amount of food wasted is estimated to be more than four times the amount needed to feed the 800 million people who are malnourished. Innovations and partnerships such as those provided by Sealed Air can impact the food waste problem at its source. For more on those innovations and the Sealed Air Harris Poll conducted recently on food waste, please visit Dr Cotterman’s blog at


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