Why are we undertaking this project?
Consumers are now being urged to reuse packaging to reduce the amount of material being used. However, what is the impact on the packaging material if it is being reused? Might this compromise food safety or quality?
What are we doing as part of this project?
Investigating the effect that reuse of food and drink containers has on both the safety and longevity of the packaging, and the quality of the stored product because of this repeated use. It will improve our understanding of whether consumers should be encouraged to reuse packaging and how they should do this (from a food safety perspective).