Brand owners have a lot on their plate these days. The food safety regulatory environment is becoming increasingly complex - especially for multinational manufacturers. New and pending regulations seek to prevent contamination scenarios with heavy contingency planning and robust reporting structures. Additionally, the industry is self-regulating the exposure of edible goods to certain chemicals of concern. Meanwhile, brand owners must also make strides in enhancing the overall sustainability and implement forward-looking solutions to meet their needs and facilitate growth both today and tomorrow.
It's a lot to ask, but brand owners and their OEM partners can take it all in stride with multi-tasking solutions. Even the smallest components can contribute to big-picture results when they are intelligently engineered with these goals in mind. PlasticsToday discussed the challenges and opportunities of this approach with Iuliana Nita, global marketing manager, food and beverage, the process systems business unit at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.