​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​THEME: FOOD SECURITY

In a world faced with a growing population, resource challenges and climate change, food security is essential to us all. According to the FAO (The Food and Agriculture Organization), “food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.” Consequently, food security includes both safe food and food availability.

​“Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.”

Source: FAO (The Food and Agriculture Organization)

The role of packaging in promoting food security

In this year’s Tetra Laval report, we have chosen to look into the vital role of good packaging as an important theme – to help secure food availability and safety to people all around the world. In fact, there are a number of examples how our industry groups contribute to food security and safety.

Tetra Pak’s core capability is packaging and processing food safely. Our technologies, processes and expertise have created a complete system that makes it possible to deliver food safely right across the value chain; from food origins, into our customers’ factories, through processing and packaging to distribution, on to the shelf and into the hands of the consumers.

Sidel has developed complete packaging solutions that fulfil customer needs for delivering safe beverage, food and home and personal care products. For instance, Sidel has developed the PredisTM aseptic technology, and with its FDA approved dry preform sterilisation system ensures the highest level of hygiene and food safety for its customers’ products.

DeLaval​, being the world leader in milking equipment, develops solutions for dairy farmers, which enable them to optimise their operations and milk yields – to promote food availability. DeLaval’s VMSTM V300 robotic milking systems, high-quality milk filters and digital sensor solutions are just a few examples of how the company addresses food safety by ensuring chemicals and bacteria don’t end up in milk.

You can read about these and many other examples in following sections of the report.​​

Arlene Mitchell, Executive Director at the Global Child Nutrition Foundation

Equally interesting is the interview with Arlene Mitchell, Executive Director of the Global Child Nutrition Foundation, and her views on the global challenges related to food availability and food safety, how the pandemic has affected our global food system and how packaging can help secure safe and nutritious food for almost 10 billion people by 2050. We hope you enjoy reading the report.

Read interview with Arlene Mitchell Expert insight on food availability, food safety and the packaging industry