SEALED AIR DEMONSTRATES EXPANDED LEADERSHIP IN FOOD SAFETY & SECURITY AT THE 2012 GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY CONFERENCE
ORLANDO, Fla. – Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) showcased last week the combined value it brings with its Diversey® and Cryovac® portfolio to food safety and security at the Consumer Goods Forum Global Food Safety Initiative, which gathers close to 1000 food safety senior leaders from over 50 countries worldwide.
Through the combination of leading experts in food science, packaging and microbiology, Sealed Air demonstrated strategies for protecting and enhancing the entire food and beverage supply chain – from farm to fork – by collaborating to reduce contamination, extend the shelf life of food and elevate the food and beverage experience for the consumer.
“As the global demand for food increases, we urgently need to tackle the three most pressing issues facing our food supply – food safety, food waste and food access,” said Bill Hickey, CEO of Sealed Air. “Nearly every step in the food production and consumption chain affords the opportunity for business involvement and contribution and we have committed our company to a path of innovation to help the world increase access to food, keep it fresh and make it safe and secure for all people.”
For decades, Sealed Air’s Cryovac® and Diversey® brand products have helped improve food safety and combat food waste with technologies and packaging solutions that extend shelf life, provide perfect portions and deliver ultimate product protection.
Sealed Air participated in a session titled “Using Innovative Technologies to Implement a Safe and Sustainable Future Supply Chain.” The program highlighted processing, packaging and information technologies that can reduce cost, increase transparency and help an organization remain competitive. Ron Cotterman, Sealed Air’s Executive of Director of Sustainability, presented examples of how packaging brings value by improving operations, preventing waste and reducing risk.
Sealed Air also sponsored a breakfast session on building an effective food safety management systems across cultures, both globally and locally. Case studies from Starbucks, Walt Disney and ConAgra were highlighted.
Sealed Air’s long partnership with The Consumer Goods Forum includes providing technical expertise and best practices leadership for the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Under the partnership, food safety experts from Sealed Air participated in the GFSI Foundation Technical Committee and provide counsel on food safety auditing and training services as well as sanitation and food safety guidelines in the food service, retail and manufacturing environments.
About Sealed Air
Sealed Air is the new global leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection. With widely recognized and inventive brands such as Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning, Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions and Diversey® brand cleaning and hygiene solutions, Sealed Air offers efficient and sustainable solutions that create business value for customers, enhance the quality of life for consumers and provide a cleaner and healthier environment for future generations. On a pro forma basis, Sealed Air generated revenue of $8.1 billion in 2011, and has approximately 26,300 employees who serve customers in 175 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.
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